Director, Data Integration, Operations, and Analytics
Northrop Grumman4.0
Remote Falls Church, VA
Job details
$175,000 - $262,400 a year
Full time
Disability insuranceHealth insurancePaid time off
Job description

Requisition ID: R10011511

  • Category: Research and Sciences
  • Location: Falls Church - VA, United States of America
  • Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance Type: None
  • Telecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Positions Available: 2

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Join Northrop Grumman Enterprise Services (ES) and be a part of the team of men and women that solve some of the world’s most complex technical challenges. Next Generation Technologies (NGT) is seeking an ambitious leader to join our newly formed Data Office. .

This position reports directly to the Chief Data Officer (CDO) and will have accountability for the integration, operations, and analytics aspects of our data program. The selected candidate will be a key member of the Next Generation organization. The selected candidate will partner with the Chief data officer, to develop the data engineering and data operations, as well as the data analytics.

The incumbent will lead and plan the activities of a team that develops, transforms, and models data and/or data based systems to provide insights, enable decision making and improve performance. Designs visualization and systems for consumption of analytical results; transforms raw data into actionable information. Identifies, communicates, and quantifies opportunities for leveraging analytics solutions and applying data analytics. Acts as liaison with decision makers by providing data-informed strategic direction, and as a liaison with subject matter experts to obtain data sets and set expectations for potential of data analytics. Optimizes organization's data collection, management, and utilization strategy. Communicates the potential impact of analyses and applicable data privacy policies, procedures, and regulation.

The selected candidate will partner across all aspects of the business to ensure data analytics delivers maximum business value to the entire company and fosters a culture that treats data like an appreciating asset.

The selected candidate must have both a strong technical and programmatic background in the data science domain and have experience standing up or running the fundamentals of an enterprise data program.

The individual must model the Northrop Grumman leadership characteristics and demonstrate the company values. The successful candidate must have strong communication, executive presence, and cross-cultural skills to be able to effectively interact with a geographically disbursed team.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Structure the data analytics program aligned to the defined data governance model
  • Establish and grow a cadre of data scientists at all levels with a strong focus on talent retention
  • Establish a data literacy program to educate the business on data care and value
  • Own and run the operational cadence for the Data Office in alignment with ES NextGen Leadership. ES Executive Leadership Team, and Digital Transformation Office
  • Shape the technology strategy together with the technology management team, specifically the data and analytics technology stack, critical workflows and channel infrastructure
  • Develop and implement strategic partnerships in the business, technology and academic field
  • Define data integration standards and governance that strike the right balance of security and enablement

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 10 years of experience in data science domain; 8 years with a Master’s degree

  • Demonstrated business and technical acumen

  • Experience leading a large team – matrixed or direct

  • Demonstrated ability to stay abreast of developments at the intersection of data science, technology and business relevant to the company and drive business innovation through Analytics

  • Recognized experience as a thought leader and innovator in the development of new tools, methodologies and problem solving approaches

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience leading a SAFe or Lean-Agile portfolio

  • Experience with DoD & international customers and/or partners

  • Experience with large-scale data virtualization

Salary Range: 175000 - 262400

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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Falls Church, VA




more than $10B (USD)


Aerospace and Defense

Company Description
Northrop Grumman solves the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defense and cyberspace to meet the ever-evolving needs of our customers worldwide. Our 90,000 employees are Defining Possible every day using science, technology and engineering to create and deliver advanced systems, products and services. Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will allow you to work together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines. © 2020 Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit
Company ratings
  • Overall
  • Company & Benefits
    4.0 / 5
  • Culture & Values
    3.7 / 5
  • Career Opportunities
    3.5 / 5
  • Work/Life Balance
    3.9 / 5
  • Senior Management
    3.5 / 5
Company reviews
"Working hard to jump ship"
Current EmployeeSystem Engineer
The work is decent but is not delegated well, and doesn't build your skills. Management is antiquated and is wearing too many hats so everything ends up being disjointed and behind industry. I find it needlessly difficult to grow at this company.

"Overall a good company to work for but watch your back"
Former EmployeeSupply Chain Specialist
The work can range from easy to hard depending on the program and position you work in but the 4/10 or 9/80 work structure and the ability to offset your time makes work/life balance pretty good. Main complaints are with higher managers who are unaware or do not care about individual employees but rather see them as numbers. Corporate does not care how well you do your job as long as you are appropriately charging your hours to the right labor network

"Great place to work!"
Former EmployeeIntern
A great place to work. People are laid back and are willing to help when you need it. Management was available when needed and very helpful. Overall a great experience!

"Company with no culture to speak of..."
Former EmployeeAeronautical Engineer
I spent over a decade here, and learned a lot. The work-life balance is fantastic. You basically work your 40 hours a week and are done, with some exceptions. Don't expect to get support for growth outside your specified role. Every tenth of an hour is tracked, and if an important task isn't part of the budget, it won't get done. You have to invest in yourself because the company won't really do so. Employees are really hit or miss. There's no real company culture, so they can't hire to fit for one. There are some wonderful, highly competent engineers, and also some truly awful human beings that should have been fired long ago, but are retained because the company fears lawsuits. As long as people "perform," poor behavior and attitude are tolerated / overlooked. Upper management have no courage and are disconnected from the ground floor. Complacency abounds. On that topic, performance evaluations are just puzzling. The top 40% are accounted for, but everyone else is considered a second class employee. Upper/mid management don't understand the implication of how this makes people feel, and then are surprised when attrition is high for employees that fall between the cracks of their nonsense evaluation method. I felt completely undervalued and unappreciated until I left: "Don't go! What can we do to make you stay?" If you want to work for a company with poor leadership and zero accountability, this is your place.