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Manager of Software Quality 2

Requisition ID: R10046438

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, Florida, 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.

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 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 create 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. You ensure that your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You create and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results. If this is YOU…please keep reading.

To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our “Selecting the Best Qualified Managers”


Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Manager of Software Quality 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, FL.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide the leadership necessary to ensure a keen focus on 1st time quality and quality early in the engineering life-cycle and must exemplify Northrop Grumman’s Leadership Characteristics Lead and manage a high performing technical team of Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineers, in support of several key and critical Military Aircraft Systems
  • Team and collaborate closely with Software Quality Management Team, Mission Assurance Director and Mission
  • Assurance Program Managers (MAPMs), Systems, Software, and Test IPT Leads, and Melbourne Software Engineering
  • Director and Managers to better enable program and mission success.
  • Required to leverage to scope of work that will require 50% Functional Support and 50% Program Support
  • Participate early in the capture/proposal life-cycle ensuring accurate and timely SQA estimates.
  • Hire and retain top talent to meet program SQA staffing requirements and affordability challenges while managing to direct and indirect budgets.
  • Conduct employee performance management and development reviews, provide technical oversight, and encourage employee engagement.
  • Ensure the development and implementation of robust SQA Plans and Schedules.
  • Facilitate outstanding and timely execution of SQA activities; requirements traceability, product reviews, peer reviews, process excellence, supplier oversight, test excellence, non-conformance control, metrics and reporting.
  • Provide senior technical oversight for issue/problem resolution activities, root cause analysis and preventive/corrective action implementation.
  • Lead and participate in the continuous improvement of SQA command media, procedures, work instructions, tools, metrics, and training materials.
  • Co-chair the Software Quality Technical Discipline - stand up a technical community of practice that focuses on elevation of technical skills, cross program collaboration, sharing best practices and development of our people in their respective technical domains.
  • Refine best practices and expand program cross sharing to elevate program performance and growth.
  • Experience in Metric trend and analysis
  • Experience and expertise with the following are highly regarded;
    • Software Development Methdology (Agile preferred)-
    • CMMI Appraisals and Process Area Audits,
    • Clearcase/Clearquest,
    • DOORS
    • OneSpace
    • Crucible
  • Software Change Management, Aerospace Quality, Safety and Mission Assurance.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in STEM plus 9 years of experience in Software, Software Quality, Mission Assurance and or Quality OR a Masters’ Degree in STEM plus 7 years of experience in Software, Software Quality, Mission Assurance and or Quality.
  • 4 years of leadership/ supervisory or management experience
  • Active DoD Secret or Top-Secret Clearance renewed within the last 5 years
  • Ability to obtain Special Access Program Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous Military or Aerospace experience
  • Software Development Methodology (Agile preferred)
  • Agile Software Development  Methodology
  • CMMI Appraisals and Process Area Audits,
  • Clearcase/Clearquest,
  • OneSpace
  • Crucible/ Jira
  • Software Change Management, Aerospace Quality, Safety and Mission Assurance.


Salary Range: $112,700 USD - $169,100 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

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 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.