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Software Product Manager

Requisition ID: R10076637

  • 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 is seeking an Engineering Product Manager (PM) in Rolling Meadows, IL within the DevOps Solutions Group

The selected candidate will be responsible for leading the development of Software products and/or services for the organization. The position includes responsibility for all business aspects of the product/service, including business development, customer interfacing, project management and road mapping, in addition to managing cost and schedule. The position requires strong leadership and communication skills in addition to multi-discipline engineering understanding.

Responsibilities may include developing Product vision, Use Case and requirements development with customers.  In addition, the PM will be responsibilities for managing active contracts with customers which include project management responsibilities.  A person in this position ensures that the product is being architected to meet current and future customer needs, during the development, production, test and sustainment of products for our customers and that the program and product is compliant with company policy, procedures, and quality standards.  The PM will also be responsible for working with their teams to identify modernization and investment opportunities for their specific product/services.

This position can be filled at either the Software/ Principal Software level

Basic Qualifications for Software level:

- BS in STEM field with 2+ years of experience or MS degree in STEM.

- >2 years of experience in engineering development environment

- >2 years of experience leading/managing engineering development

- Strong communication skills

- Candidates should understand the various processes tailored to engineering disciplines.

- Candidates should have background and understanding in various tools and techniques associated with cost/schedule management and have experience leading efforts through the entire engineering lifecycle.

- Must have interim secret clearance prior to start. Once started, must have the ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret clearance.

Basic Qualifications for Principal level:

- BS in STEM field with 5+ years of experience or MS degree in STEM with 3+ years of experience.

- >3 years of experience in engineering development environment

- >3 years of experience leading/managing engineering development

- Strong communication skills

- Candidates should understand the various processes tailored to engineering disciplines.

- Candidates should have background and understanding in various tools and techniques associated with cost/schedule management and have experience leading efforts through the entire engineering lifecycle.

- Must have interim secret clearance prior to start. Once started, must have the ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Software experience

- MS, or higher in an engineering or closely related discipline, and/or BS followed by MBA, MPD (Masters, Product Development), or MEM (Masters, Engineering Management)

- Current Active secret or higher clearance

- Prior Engineering Product Development leadership experience

- EVMS, MS-Project, Risk Management, NG EPM Curriculum, or equivalents.

- Track record of successful project proposals, startups and completions.

- Experience with the development and/or test of electronic warfare, EO/IR, laser, or related defense systems

- Ideal candidates will have >5 years of experience in development engineering.


Salary Range: $81,000 USD - $121,600 USD
Salary Range 2: $99,800 USD - $149,800 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.