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Manager Software Engineering 2 (Clearance Required)

Requisition ID: R10105977

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Azusa, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman’s Space Systems Sector, Strategic Force Programs Business Unit in Azusa CA, is seeking a Software Engineering Manager 2 to join our software management team. This role will report on-site daily. We can accommodate partial teleworking, but this is fully dependent upon business/program/team need.

The candidate will provide Functional homeroom leadership for a team of software engineers performing on various space remote sensing related programs and projects, including IR&D and Ground, across various software engineering disciplines and specialties. It is expected that the Functional leadership role will comprise 15% to 20% of the candidate's time. The candidate must demonstrate exemplary professionalism and composure, driven to cultivate and safeguard our DE&I culture, demonstrated ability to develop and lead talented and diverse teams with engaged direct reports, and demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of the software development lifecycle.

The ideal candidate is expected to demonstrate mentoring capability, excellent 2-way communication, and solid understanding of software processes and metrics. The candidate is expected to make decisions that impact the organization’s performance, operations, and services. They will be expected to comprehend complex information, analyze challenging problems and develop quality solutions.

In this role, the selected candidate will be expected to:

  • Lead a team of 12-15 software engineers of various experience and specialties
  • Provide direct reports with career development guidance, mentoring and coaching, and drive employee engagement
  • Partner with programs regarding staffing, proficiency development, workload forecasting, and technical oversight and performance of their direct reports
  • Perform effective recruitment, retention risk analysis and retention actions for section members
  • Prepare and deliver performance evaluations to employees, evaluating/recommending employees for promotions, evaluating salaries and partnering with Human Resources on potential adjustments, assisting employees in preparing performance goals, providing career guidance to employees and counseling employees on their performance as necessary 
  • Develop and improve personnel and organizational technical proficiencies, through activities including mentoring and coaching
  • Ensure process alignment of the work of direct reports, support program milestone reviews and deep dives, and assists in development and implementation of Business Unit (BU) and Divisional objectives
  • Effectively partner with managers of the other engineering disciplines, program managers, and IPT leads
  • Champion change within the organization, to achieve competitive advantage for the, BU, division and sector
  • Demonstrate a commitment to ethics and integrity, and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business.
  • Demonstrate abilities to cultivate highly engaged, diverse and inclusive teams
  • Excellent verbal and written interpersonal skills are required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics)
  • Minimum of 9 years experience in software engineering or related experience
  • Experience in technical leadership or management
  • Must be familiar with all phases of the software development life-cycle
  • Knowledge of one or more Agile methodologies
  • Knowledge of software requirements decomposition and software design
  • Proficiency in C++ or similar general-purpose programming language
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills; strong interpersonal and analytic skills
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance with ability to obtain and maintain program access. U.S. Citizenship is required.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in leadership role in industry
  • Expertise in DevOps and Agile software development practices and methods, Object Oriented and Model-Based Engineering
  • SCRUM Product Owner or Scrum Master Certification or experience in a SCRUM Product Owner or Scrum Master role
  • Experience with the Atlassian Tool Suite
  • Demonstrated ability to implement process improvement, streamline activities, and develop efficiencies
  • Demonstrated experience in software requirements analysis, software architecture and design, implementation/development, integration and verification
  • Demonstrated coaching experience/skills
  • Experience in developing or reviewing proposal inputs (task descriptions and basis of estimates)
  • Experience with developing embedded software systems or complex software applications
  • Active DoD Top Secret and/or SCI access

Salary Range: $147,800 USD - $221,800 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

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.