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Software Engineering Manager 2 (Oklahoma City, OK)

Requisition ID: R10032803

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Oklahoma City, OK, 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: 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems sector has an opening for a Software Engineering Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This leadership opportunity is located in Oklahoma City, OK.

This position is a dual-hat position requiring the candidate to perform functional management activities as well as the individual's current program responsibilities on program. It is expected that the Functional management role will comprise 15% to 20% of the candidate's time.

Technical Responsibilities:  

  • For the technical role, the candidate should have an existing role on a Strike program in Oklahoma City.
  • The technical responsibilities of the job are to develop, modify and maintain software for airborne applications using software engineering best practices & standards and participate in the full life cycle of software development to include C/C++ coding to flight/safety critical coding standards, unit testing and software integration testing, software requirements and design documentation and support for program reviews.
  • The candidate will work closely with Responsible Software, System, and Test Engineers to ensure a testable product is being developed.
  • Duties also include design influence to increase product reliability and test coverage.
  • Make recommendations for design, process improvements, and data collection.
  • Ensure consistency and quality of SW Products.

Leadership Responsibilities:

  • Tasking and coordination of approximately 12-20 engineers, and process and resource coordination with functional homeroom management.
  • The candidate should be able to prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish project result and provide consistent team direction to help prioritize and achieve goals.
  • This person will make decisions that impact the organization’s credibility, operations, and services.
  • They will comprehend and analyze complex problems and develop solutions.
  • The candidate will be responsible for assessing staffing needs, current as well as projected and working with the respective IPT to address those needs.
  • Supporting recruitment activities including the creation of requisitions, conducting interviews, and approving offers.
  • Work with the program software manager and IPT leads in establishing personal program and functional goals as well as performing performance evaluations and merit adjustments for subordinates.
  • The candidate will provide their subordinates with career development recommendations, mentoring, discipline, as necessary.
  • Acquire the necessary computers, equipment, and tools to enable their subordinates to perform their work.
  • Generate training plans based on the program and their subordinates' needs.
  • It is expected that the candidate will provide their group with regular flow down of company and organizational status and appropriately represent and be a spokesperson for the Software Engineering organization to their group, assigned project, and the company.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement, and respond vigorously to change.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline AND 7 years of related professional/military experience in Engineering that includes a background in Software, OR a Master’s degree in a STEM discipline AND 5 years of related professional/military experience in Engineering that includes a background in Software.
  • Must have 5 years of direct related experience in software development
  • Must have familiarity with all phases of the software development life cycle
  • Must have knowledge of one or more Agile methodologies, and the software requirements, software design, and software test
  • Must have proficiency in C/C++
  • Must have an active DoD Secret clearance that has been granted or renewed within the last 6 years or is currently under continuous evaluation.
  • Must be able to attain and maintain Special Program Access (PAR) prior to the commencement of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • Lead or management experience in a team environment
  • Experience working in a DevOps culture with continuous integration / continuous deliveries
  • Demonstrated leadership of engineering personnel on a Northrop Grumman Corporation program to include software architecture oversight.
  • SCRUM Product Owner or Scrum Master Certification or experience in a SCRUM Product Owner or Scrum Master role
  • Experience with the Atlassian Tool Suite
  • Experience with Model Based Engineering
  • Current/Active Special Program Access (PAR)

Salary Range: $117,400 USD - $176,200 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.