Chief Engineer, Next Generation Polar OPIR Program
Space Warfighting Industry Forum
Mr. Sneller is Northrop Grumman’s Chief Engineer and Director of Systems Engineering for the U.S. Space Force’s Next Generation OPIR – Polar satellite program (NGP). He previously served as chief engineer for several restricted space programs, and principal investigator for internal R&D projects. Building on 30 years of experience in national and international aerospace development programs, Mr. Sneller has focused his NGP development team’s attention on building a model-based digital engineering infrastructure – combining lessons learned from recent national-scale system integration programs at Northrop Grumman, with modern Agile workflow tools originally developed by Silicon Valley startups. Mr. Sneller holds a B.S. and M.S. in Engineering from Stanford University.