Mgr Software Engineering 1

Requisition ID: 20022074

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Orlando
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • 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 work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 Defense Systems has an opening for a Software Engineering Manager to manage a team of engineers across multiple programs and efforts. This position is an engineering management role within the Satellite Ground Systems Department and will report directly to the Software Section Manager.   The ideal candidate demonstrates a broad skill set that is balanced between interpersonal, business, and technical capabilities. You have the ability to collaborate within and across teams to accomplish goals. You are committed to ethics, integrity, and innovation while challenging traditional ways of doing business. You have excellent verbal and written communication skills and you are comfortable engaging with the internal and external customers.
Essential Functions:
  • Lead a team of software engineers performing direct work on multiple programs
  • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills with strong interpersonal skills
  • Use good judgement to pursue courses of action necessary to obtain desired results. Work closely with program-assigned systems engineering, software development, and management professionals to ensure that the software lifecycle is accomplished with high quality and efficiency
  • Oversee and manage the quality and timeliness of the organization’s products, and identification and remediation of potential issues before they become problems
  • Develop and manage detailed budgets and schedules and create work assignments for indirect tasking
The successful candidate will have a current full-time Program assignment; with a subset of the time allocated to Functional Manage duties, which fluctuate throughout the year due to business needs and the performance management cycle.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in STEM with 5 years of software engineering experience.
  • Full knowledge of software development lifecycle and extensive technical expertise
  • Must demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of the software development lifecycle.
  • Exceptional leadership skills in order to coordinate collaboration across engineering teams.
  • Demonstrated mastery in various competencies of Teaching, Mentoring, and Facilitation.
  • An active Secret clearance 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Proven interaction in a distributed team environment
  • Strong background in software testing, troubleshooting, and the process of the Software Review Board
  • An advanced degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other STEM discipline 
  • Prior experience in engineering functional management is a plus
  • Proven leadership qualities and strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate exemplary professionalism and ability to maintain composure in stressful situations
  • Demonstrate strong team-building/collaboration skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build diverse/inclusive teams with engaged team members
  • Demonstrated mentoring and coaching skills, and excellent 2-way communication skills (upward and downward)
  • Previous experience leading a team of 5-12 employees with a record of on-time performance
  • Previous experience in developing proposal inputs (task descriptions and basis of estimate)
  • Time management and organizational skills to prioritize across concurrent program and functional responsibilities
  • Prior experience with performing software development using agile methodologies
  • Prior experience with using Atlassian tool suite


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 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?

We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.