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SDS Software Governance and Process Manager 3 -8555

Requisition ID: R10081737

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Huntsville, Alabama, 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, 25% 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Software Governance and Process Manager 3 for the Strategic Deterrent Systems (SDS) division Engineering and Manufacturing Directorate. This leadership role will be located in Roy, UT, Colorado Springs, CO or Huntsville, AL and will provide enabling support for all business areas within the SDS portfolio.

What You’ll Get To Do: 

Northrop Grumman supports the Air Force’s sustainment, development, production and deployment of hardware and system modifications for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Ground and Airborne Launch Control Systems, Launch Facilities and associated infrastructure. This selected candidate will be responsible for Software Governance and Process Development for the Software Engineering organization and will report directly to the SDS Software Engineering Director. You will provide oversight and assistance to multiple business areas within the division portfolio to include Sentinel/GBSD, ICBM Sustainment and Advanced Programs.

Specific duties to include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Planning, risk management, project performance, addressing schedules, technical quality, and addressing technical or operational problems when necessary.  Having frequent contact with equivalent level managers and programs to maintain and exceed health and performance for all programs.
  • Ensure standard processes and procedures are developed in support of the SW Engineering teams
  • Review and approve documents and ensures compliance to released processes, procedures, and work instructions in accordance with Mission Assurance guidelines and procedures
  • Manage team of Subject Matter Experts for development and delivery of Division Level and Program Specific documentation
  • Attend program major milestone events; IDR, TRR, CDR and others

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including: 

• Medical, Dental & Vision coverage 

• 401k 

• Educational Assistance 

• Life Insurance 

• Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions  

• Paid Time Off  

• Health & Wellness Resources  

• Employee Discounts 

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.  

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) field with 8 years of experience
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance with a reinvestigation date occurring in the last 6 years.
  • 2 years of experience working in an Agile environment
  • 5 years' combined experience working in a Software Organization.
  • 3 years of technical or functional environment leadership experience.
  • 2 years of experience developing processes and/or governance to be utilized by multiple teams.
  • Ability to travel 25% of the time if needed.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Master's Degree with 9 years of experience in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) preferably an Engineering degree.
  • Proven performance as an Engineering Leader in all phases of acquisition, design, integration, and execution. Candidate will require ability to rapidly assess and lend guidance to projects assigned to the organizational group as well as demonstrated mentoring and guidance to engineers.
  • Working knowledge and/or experience across engineering disciplines.
  • Experience on ICBMs.
  • Experience creating or growing new sections or departments.
  • Experience managing a software engineering team.
  • Familiarity with Agile engineering and Jira.
  • Active TS Clearance with Special Program Access (SAP).


Salary Range: $147,700 USD - $233,200 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.