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Software Manager 1/Software Manager 2

Requisition ID: R10067763

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Rolling Meadows, Illinois, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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 Navigation Targeting and Survivability (NTS) seeks to fill the position of Front-line Manager of Software Engineering as part of the Development and Operations (DevOps) organization in the Central Region Engineering, Sciences & Technology (ES&T). The position will be located at the Rolling Meadows, IL Facility.

Management duties will require tasking and coordination of approximately 10-15 engineers, and process and resource coordination with functional homeroom management. The candidate will have 75% technical responsibilities: develop, modify and maintain software test solutions (see skillsets below) using DevOps engineering best practices & standards and participate in the full life-cycle of software development. The Software Manager will also be responsible for staffing and workload forecast; support and adherence to standard DevOps processes; lessons learned; and employee engagement, mentoring and career development, including training and identification and training of skills required to execute on programs.

The responsibilities include the recruiting, sourcing, onboarding, and contract maintenance for the contractors working in the business area. The successful candidate will clearly demonstrate strong leadership skills and will have a track record as an effective communicator and problem solver who is able to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. The Software Manager will have an ability to operate in a team environment and collaborate across the sector business areas as required to accomplish the team goals. The selected candidates will work closely with Managers of other engineering disciplines, and Program Managers.

This position can be filled at the Manager 1 or 2 level:

Basic Qualifications for Software Engineering Manager 1:

  • Candidate must possess a Bachelor's degree in a STEM field with a minimum 5 years of overall experience or a Masters degree in STEM field with 3 years of overall experience
  • Have technical team leadership experience
  • Experience with C/C++ or similar language using object oriented development
  • Experience with Python
  • Experience with Java
  • Experience with software development lifecycle (Waterfall, Scrum, Kanban, etc)
  • Familiarity with various version control systems (Github, Bitbucket) and Agile software planning tools (Rally, Jira, etc)
  • Experience in the principles of Continuous Integration
  • Must have interim Secret clearance prior to start. Once started, must have the ability to obtain and maintain Active Secret Security Clearance.

Basic Qualifications for Software Engineering Manager 2:

  • Candidate must possess a Bachelor's degree in a STEM field with a minimum 8 years of overall experience or a Masters degree in STEM field with 6 years of overall experience
  • Have technical team leadership experience
  • Experience with C/C++ or similar language using object oriented development
  • Experience with Python
  • Experience with Java
  • Experience with software development lifecycle (Waterfall, Scrum, Kanban, etc)
  • Familiarity with various version control systems (Github, Bitbucket) and Agile software planning tools (Rally, Jira, etc)
  • Experience in the principles of Continuous Integration
  • Must have interim Secret clearance prior to start. Once started, must have the ability to obtain and maintain Active Secret Security Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Software Architecture skills (Design Patterns, Objected Oriented Design)
  • Multi-threaded PC based application Programming Experience
  • Proven communication and team leadership skills
  • Experience working with technical customers
  • Experience with software engineering and architecture practices
  • Active Secret clearance

Salary Range: $114,200 USD - $171,200 USD
Salary Range 2: $137,000 USD - $205,600 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.