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Software Engineering Manager 2 – Data Displays and Controls

Requisition ID: R10009817

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne - FL, 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.

Northrop Grumman’s Aeronautics Systems sector is hiring for a Software Functional Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This leadership opportunity will fill a Software Section Manager for the Data Display and Controls (DDC) team. This position is located in Melbourne, Florida.

This is a dual-hat role requiring the manager to perform functional management activities as well as perform a Technical Statement of Work in support of the DDC team. It is encouraged that the Functional management role will comprise 15% to 20% of the manager’s time. Applicants must have a strong technical background in software development and embedded systems, including strong C/C++, software requirements and software design experience.

Technical responsibilities include:

  • 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++ coding to flight/safety critical coding standards, unit testing and software integration testing, software requirements and design documentation and support for program reviews.
  • Partner closely with responsible Software, System, & Test Engineers and Development Test Labs to ensure a testable product is being developed.
  • 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 include:

  • Tasking and coordination of approximately 12-15 engineers, and process and resource coordination with functional homeroom management.
  • Prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish the project result, and provide direction to resolve priorities to achieve goals.
  • Make decisions that impact the organization’s credibility, operations and services.
  • Comprehend and analyze complex problems and develop solutions.

Functional responsibilities include:

  • 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.
  • Partnering 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.
  • Providing their subordinates with career development recommendations, mentoring, correcting, 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.
  • 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.

To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our “Selecting the Best Qualified Managers” video: www.northropgrumman.com/SQMVideo

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) field AND 7 years of related professional/military experience that includes a background in software development, OR a Master’s degree AND 5 years of related professional/military experience that includes a background in software development.
  • Must have at least 5 years of experience with all phases of the software creation process
  • Must have at least 5 years of experience in C++
  • Must have an active DoD Secret clearance (or higher) that is in-scope
  • Must be able to attain and maintain Special Program Access (PAR)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • Experience in aeronautical displays development
  • Experience in OpenGL
  • Familiarity with Rhapsody, Eclipse, Atlassian Tools (Jira, Bitbucket, Confluence, Crucible, Bamboo)
  • Experience with Python
  • Experience with Agile methodologies
  • Experience working in a DevOps culture with continuous integration / continuous deliveries
  • Lead or management experience in a team environment
  • Demonstrated leadership of engineering personnel on a Northrop Grumman Corporation program
  • Active DoD Top Secret level clearance (in-scope)
  • Active/Current Special Program Access

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042, we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by December 8, 2021 or by your start date if it is after December 8th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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Salary Range: 121400 - 182000

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/) we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.


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