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Deputy Technical Director

Location:
Cheltenham or London
Job Description
Northrop Grumman is involved in a range of future game-changing defence and security programmes. Whether this is as a partner in the F-35 Lightning II providing the aircraft with much of its situational awareness and communications, as a leading specialist in large intelligence datasets, as a pre-eminent provider of High Altitude Long Endurance unmanned aircraft systems, or as the ‘go to’ provider for truly open system architectures for battlespace networks, communications, and command and control, Northrop Grumman has an unparalleled reputation as an innovator.

The purpose of this role is to increase Northrop Grumman’s technical intimacy with its National Security clients, take that understanding of their mission direction, challenges and constraints and drive the development of relevant propositions based on Northrop Grumman’s extensive capabilities. Reporting to the Technical Director, but working very closely with the Business Development Lead and Account Leads, this is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic team that continues to successfully grow a Cyber & Intelligence business within the National Security sector and beyond. 

Different thinking for a Different world

Reporting to the Technical Director, but working very closely with the Business Development Lead and Account Leads, this is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic team that continues to successfully grow a Cyber & Intelligence business within the National Security sector and beyond. 

 

 

How you will make a difference

Responsibilities:

  • Building and maintaining a set of strong positive customer relationships at multiple levels so that Northrop Grumman can further understand its customers’ mission, challenges, constraints and requirements and position Northrop Grumman as effectively as possible.

  • Developing propositions that combine Northrop Grumman’s current and future capabilities and those across our ecosystem of suppliers that see Northrop Grumman working collaboratively with our customers to further their desired mission outcomes.

  • Developing appropriate solutions to include in bids and proposals (and overseeing the creation of that content and/or producing that content as appropriate).

  • Harnessing the talent of Northrop Grumman’s people to drive forward innovation from across all the different areas that Northrop Grumman engages with its customers.

Key criteria required. Qualifications / skills:

  • Proactive self-starter with a proven technical consultancy background.
  • Good breadth of technical knowledge across the following desired areas (noting that deep knowledge is not expected across these):
    • Cloud (covering IaaS, FaaS, SaaS, service / microservice architectures and legacy transition; large scale virtualised environments).
    • Data Science (including AI / Machine Learning).
    • Cyber Security and Cyber Defence.
    • Agile and Scaled Agile ways of working; DevOps / DevSecOps.
  • Collaborative individual with the confidence and integrity to earn customer and internal stakeholders confidence.
  • Excellent communicator who can provide clear and concise messaging both externally to clients and internally within Northrop Grumman to access deep technical expertise in the UK and US and harness it to best effect.
  • Must be eligible, willing and able to maintain a high level of UK Security Clearance