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Software Engineering Manager 2

Requisition ID: R10054021

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Warner Robins, GA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 3

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.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems Sector has a need for a Software Engineering Manager 2 at its campus in Warner Robins, GA. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong technical ability and leadership skills to achieve sustainable top performance. The candidate will have a track record as an effective communicator and problem solver who is able to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. This candidate will demonstrate a commitment to ethics and integrity, and the capability to innovate. The candidate needs the ability to build diverse and inclusive teams with high levels of engagement, including mentoring and coaching.

This position will lead a functional team of software engineers that support a diverse portfolio of programs. Our engineering teams provide world-class engineering solutions to the sustainment and modernization of mission systems for our customers.  Our programs include development, sustainment, and IR&D programs for systems that include aircraft self-protection systems, radar, and avionics. This position is a dual role position encompassing both technical leadership and performance as well as people leadership.

Position Responsibilities:

Technical Leadership and Performance (~70% of candidate workload):

  • Candidate will contribute technically to our current software programs. Technical responsibilities will include:

    • Develop, modify, and maintain software using software engineering best practices and standards

    • Participate in the full life cycle of software development, to include requirements development, modeling and design, software development, unit to CSCI testing, integration, and formal system testing

    • Apply technical expertise in solving complex software and integration problems

  • Candidate will be a thought leader for software engineering practices and modern software strategies for both their team and the organization

  • Candidate will assist software engineering department manager in reviewing proposals, white papers, and other new business initiatives

People Leadership (~30% of candidate workload):

  • Lead a software engineering team that supports multiple programs

  • Assist software engineering department manager in providing financial oversight of engineering budgets assigned to your software team

  • Responsible for direct management of staff and providing mentorship and general direction

  • Assist software engineering department manager in executing, updating, and maintaining department procedures

  • Support organizational engineering initiatives

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S) degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or an equivalent STEM related discipline

  • Minimum of 9 years of direct relevant technical experience with B.S degree; Minimum of 7 years of direct relevant technical experience with M.S degree; Minimum of 5 years of direct relevant technical experience with PhD

  • Proficient in C/C++ and/or Ada programming language

  • Proficient in all areas of formal software lifecycle process from requirements to formal testing

  • Proven leadership skills as a people and technical leader, and ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment

  • Able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance per business requirements. US Citizenship is a requirement. Must be able to work at location in Warner Robins, GA.

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Experience as an engineering manager or software engineering lead

  • Experience in object-oriented analysis and design

  • Experience programming in Ada

  • Experience using JIRA/Bitbucket and Smart Git

  • Experience working in a fast pace, agile environment with the ability to work on a cross-functional Scrum team focused on quality and capability delivery

  • Experience with Electronic Warfare (EW) principles

  • Active Secret Security Clearance


Salary Range: $123,900 USD - $185,900 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.