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Manager Software Engineering 3 – Oklahoma City, OK

Requisition ID: R10067595

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Software Engineering Department Manager, to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is located in Oklahoma, OK.

This Department Manager reports directly to the Eastern Region Software Engineering Director. You will be responsible for the software engineers across the entire program lifecycle.  You will be responsible for Software Development in accordance with Sector Engineering procedures, plans staffing requirements and is the primary interface to the Software Directorate to ensure staffing needs are met. You will set operating objectives and provide mentorship to first line Section Managers based on Engineering goals, objectives, and company policy.

A successful candidate will have the qualities and essential functions:

  • Excellent communication, mentoring, interpersonal skills, and the ability to collaborate with senior management, peers, and employees
  • Provides ownership for the people, processes, and tools that support divisions and programs achieve their missions
  • Accountability for recruiting, staffing and retaining talent to deliver on the objectives
  • Supporting proposal work, independent technical reviews, program standup and audits, and special assignments on an as needed basis
  • Owning and leading improvements across employee engagement, hiring, development, training, attraction, and retention of top talent
  • Mentor, develop, and train your section managers, and overall employee base.
  • Coordinates modification records for management control
  • Establishes change orders and prepares for change authorization and documentation by company and subcontractor
  • Reviews and analyzes released engineering change data and coordinates changes with engineering, quality, support, manufacturing, and engineering data control activities
  • Interface with all levels of leadership to maintain and exceed health and performance for all programs
  • Excellent communication (written, oral, and presentation) and engagement skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM related field with 9 years’ Computer Engineering or Software Engineering experience, or master’s with 7 Computer Engineering or Software Engineering years, or PhD with 4 years Computer Engineering or Software Engineering experience.
  • Experience as a Software Project Manager or Integrated Product Team Lead
  • Experience in all phases of the Software Development lifecycles
  • Experience in planning staffing requirements
  • At least 5 years of management experience such as Section Manager, Staffing Manager, Assistant DM
  • Knowledge and familiar with all phases of the software development life cycle
  • In depth understanding of NGAS Engineering processes
  • Must have an active DoD Secret (or higher) clearance (with a background investigation within the past 6 years or enrolled into Continuous Evaluation).
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Top-Secret Clearance and Special Program Access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in STEM related field and/or MBA
  • Understand NGAS Sector Engineering procedures
  • Experience as a Software Project Manager for teams greater than 50
  • Experience as a certified Agile Software Development Coach
  • Experience in Leadership and management of a large team.
  • Familiarity with Northrop Grumman Software Development processes, CMMI Level 3 or higher, AS9100, or DO-178
  • Experience in collaboration with other leads (SEIT, Avionics, Vehicle and Test) in a team-oriented environment to achieve program goals
  • Green or Black Belt Lean / Six Sigma training and experiences
  • Relevant experience from the Defense and/or Aeronautics industry
  • Active TS Clearance or Program Access

Salary Range: $139,900 USD - $209,900 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.