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Software Engineering Manager 2

Requisition ID: R10066303

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Goleta, California, United States of America
  • 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: 1

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 Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security.  Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter.  Come be a part of our mission!

We are looking for you to join our team as a Software Engineering Manager 2 based out of Goleta, CA. As a Software Engineering Manager 2 at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation.

What You’ll get to Do:

This candidate will be responsible for the functional management of approximately 15 engineers (systems and software) and a program assignment related to surface electronic warfare. Technical program responsibilities will consume approximately 80% of the candidate’s time leaving the other 20% for functional homeroom tasks. The candidate will support multiple IPTs and collaborate with other teams across the program both locally and remote. 

In the functional role, the candidate will provide their direct reports with career development recommendations, mentoring, and technical support including:

  • Performance assessments
  • Staffing plans
  • Development and training
  • Compensation adjustments
  • Other people leadership responsibilities

In the technical role, the candidate will get to design and develop SEWIP software in support of our Navy Customer including:

  • Work on full life cycle software system development
  • Work in an Agile environment as part of a scrum team
  • Contribute to peer reviews, critical milestone reviews, and technical interchange meetings
  • Tools Utilized include various VM/CM tools such as Rational ClearCase, JIRA, Rhapsody/UML for design, MySql, C++, Windows, and LINUX

The ideal candidate will provide best practices in system and software related development to support program execution. Apart from the challenging work this site performs on Electronic Warfare programs, we are looking for leaders to support near term future transitions to cutting edge methodologies, tools and architectures. This is an excellent opportunity to work with industry experts in Electronic Attack, on a highly collaborative engineering team.

Basic Qualifications for Software Engineering Manager 2:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Computer Science/Engineering or related technical field) plus a minimum of nine years of experience in software development applications with lead or management experience in a team environment; or Masters Degree in Engineering (Computer Science/Engineering or related technical field) plus a minimum of five years of experience in software development applications with lead or management experience in a team environment
  • Must have C++ embedded software experience
  • Knowledge of object-oriented development
  • Familiarity with real time embedded software system design and development
  • Familiarity with System/Software Development processes, tools and methods
  • Ability to function as a member of an integrated team
  • CLEARANCE: Candidate must currently have an Interim or Active U.S. Government DOD Secret Clearance prior to start date.  (If Interim Secret, Candidate must be able to obtain full Secret Clearance once started)- interim clearance

Preferred Qualifications for Software Engineering Manager 2:

  • The candidate should have relevant experience from the Defense/Aerospace industry and should be familiar with all phases of the system/software development life cycle used on a large formal DoD sponsored program.
  • Experience managing, leading and building teams of more than 10 people
  • Good working knowledge of RF / Radar / Electronic Warfare
  • Familiarity with Digital Transformation concepts such as experience in various Agile Methodologies (SCRUM, SAFe), and MBSE (UML, SysML), DevSecOps, (Continuous Integration, Automated Test)

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.