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Manager Software Engineering 2

Requisition ID: R10076112

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 4

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.

Manager Software 2 will perform in a “dual-hat” software test technical lead role and as a section manager managing software integration & test personnel on legacy enterprise programs. This position reports into the Software Integration & Test Automation (SI&TA) Department at the San Diego Site.  In addition to executing statement of work as a full-time SI&TA lead on programs, this position also performs functional homeroom duties.

Program Responsibilities include:

  • Manage software test teams and support integration and test activities for legacy enterprise programs
  • Coordinate and collaborate directly with software development and other engineering discipline teams to develop, write, document, and execute software requirement verification and integration tests, including identifying and tracking issues through resolution
  • Work with IFC management, Cost Account Managers (CAM), business analysts, and schedulers to manage schedules and cost budgets 
  • Lead integration and troubleshooting of software components across multiple network domains
  • Support program statement of work by applying fundamentals of software engineering to all phases of the Software Development Lifecycle
  • Participate in all aspects of the software development lifecycle activities and the Agile process for critical mission system software products
  • Work on an Agile scrum team to execute and automate infrastructure maintenance and user services
  • Analyze software and system requirements allocated to computer software configuration items (CSCI)
  • Create, design, maintain and expand infrastructures to support software test automation utilizing COTS automation frameworks
  • Collaborate with cross-discipline teams to develop innovative solutions to resolve challenging problems
  • Ensure that thorough, clear, and complete documentation is created and maintained to support current and future integration activities
  • Submit detailed problem reports for any anomalies identified during testing
  • Prepare for and conduct presentations and demonstrations to customers, program leadership, and other stakeholders

Functional section manager duties include:

  • Development and management of a cohesive and dedicated team of SI&TA engineers with diverse work experience backgrounds
  • Ensure team unity and the ability of the team to work effectively with other disciplines
  • Set operating objectives and provide guidance and mentoring to assigned employees
  • Provide assistance to programs on staffing and software integration and automated test processes
  • Execute performance management processes for assigned employees
  • Review and make recommendations for promotions and special assignments
  • Ensure the assigned workforce is properly trained for successful achievement of program goals
  • Support technical oversight, independent reviews of major programs milestone events, and program proposals
  • Provide first-level resolution of personnel issues according to company processes and procedures

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with 9 years of related engineering experience or a Master’s degree in STEM with 7 years of related engineering experience, or a PhD in STEM with 4 years of related engineering experience
  • Demonstrated experience with at least one of the following automated test frameworks: Cucumber, Google Test, TestComplete, AQT, Atlas, EggPlant, Unit Test Factory, RTC, ATF, Python
  • Experience with at least one of the following programming languages: Python, C/C++, or C#
  • Experience in Agile Software methodologies – Scrum or Kanban
  • Experience with Atlassian tools such as Jira, Git, Subversion, Confluence, etc.
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows and Unix/Linux operating systems
  • Must have United States Citizenship
  • DoD Interim Secret clearance to start and ability to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance
  • Must be able to travel at least 10% of the time

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a Software Engineering leadership role
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the application of software integration and automated test processes, tools, procedures, and metrics
  • Proficient with at least one of the following languages C, C++, Python
  • Experience in complete software development lifecycle
  • Experience in Agile Software methodologies – Scrum, Kanban, etc.
  • Experience with software development in real-time embedded systems for military applications
  • Demonstrated experience with software test automation at multiple requirement levels
  • Experience with Atlassian tools such as Confluence and JIRA
  • Active in-scope Department of Defense (DoD) Top Secret Clearance
  • United States Passport, and ability and willingness to frequently travel overseas
  • Ensure that thorough, clear, and complete documentation is created and maintained to support current and future integration activities
  • Submit detailed problem reports for any anomalies identified during testing
  • Prepare for and conduct presentations and demonstrations to customers, program leadership, and other stakeholders

Functional section manager duties include:

  • Development and management of a cohesive and dedicated team of SI&TA engineers with diverse work experience backgrounds

  • Ensure team unity and the ability of the team to work effectively with other disciplines

  • Set operating objectives and provide guidance and mentoring to assigned employees

  • Provide assistance to programs on staffing and software integration and automated test processes

  • Execute performance management processes for assigned employees

  • Review and make recommendations for promotions and special assignments

  • Ensure the assigned workforce is properly trained for successful achievement of program goals

  • Support technical oversight, independent reviews of major programs milestone events, and program proposals

  • Provide first-level resolution of personnel issues according to company processes and procedures

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with 9 years of related engineering experience or a Master’s degree in STEM with 7 years of related engineering experience, or a PhD in STEM with 4 years of related engineering experience

  • Demonstrated experience with at least one of the following automated test frameworks: Cucumber, Google Test, TestComplete, AQT, Atlas, EggPlant, Unit Test Factory, RTC, ATF, Python

  • Experience with at least one of the following programming languages: Python, C/C++, or C#

  • Experience in Agile Software methodologies – Scrum or Kanban

  • Experience with Atlassian tools such as Jira, Git, Subversion, Confluence, etc.

  • Experience with Microsoft Windows and Unix/Linux operating systems

  • Must have United States Citizenship

  • DoD Interim Secret clearance to start and ability to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance

  • Must be able to travel at least 10% of the time

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a Software Engineering leadership role

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the application of software integration and automated test processes, tools, procedures, and metrics

  • Proficient with at least one of the following languages C, C++, Python

  • Experience in complete software development lifecycle

  • Experience in Agile Software methodologies – Scrum, Kanban, etc.

  • Experience with software development in real-time embedded systems for military applications

  • Demonstrated experience with software test automation at multiple requirement levels

  • Experience with Atlassian tools such as Confluence and JIRA

  • Active in-scope Department of Defense (DoD) Top Secret Clearance

  • United States Passport, and ability and willingness to frequently travel overseas


Salary Range: $143,500 USD - $215,300 USD

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. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.