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Software Engineering Manager

Requisition ID: R10098141

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Manhattan Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: No
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions Available: 2

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 Defense System is seeking a Manager Software Engineer 1 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Manhattan Beach, California. 

The Functional manager will lead a team of approximately 10-15 engineers working within the Mission Applications department in the Mission Planning and Decision Support (MPDS) operating unit (OU), part of Northrop Grumman Defense Systems’ Combat Systems & Mission Readiness (CSMR) division. The successful candidate will lead direct report employees based on organizational goals, program activity, and company policies. Specific responsibilities include coordinating with programs for staffing, recruiting, training, preparing and delivering performance reviews to employees, evaluating/recommending employees for promotions, evaluating salaries and coordinating 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.  Program Execution and Engineering Excellence are our driving forces. 

Direct Program responsibilities will be as a Software Engineer (85%), which includes the following:

  • Designs, develops, documents, tests and debugs applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions.
  • Conducts multidisciplinary research and collaborates with UX/UI designers and software architects in the planning, design, development of mission planning software
  • Full stack development using C#, Java, REST, gRPC, and containerization technology
  • Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment pipeline using Atlassian Bamboo, python, bash and Powershell scripting, and Ansible.
  • Attends daily stand ups and assists members of Agile scrum team to meet sprint and quarterly goals.
  • Ensures software standards are met

Manager responsibilities (15%) include:

  • Cultivate an inclusive and engaging workplace. Ensure employees’ work life balance is appropriate.
  • Workforce: maintain staff adequate to execute to program plans, as well as for strategic growth. Plan assignments and fill program needs to ensure success, but which also offer growth to the individuals performing the work.
  • Performance management: on an ongoing basis engage with staff to identify growth opportunities, deficiencies, appropriate training, etc. Execute to the Enterprise review cycle. Manage compensation and career progression
  • Create and maintain forward-looking processes which align to strategic goals.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS or higher degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM), MIS, or related field
  • 5+ years of experience, and significant direct experience in the field of Software Engineering including Agile or SAFe methodologies
  • Minimum 5 years industry experience with Object Oriented Languages (OOL), any combination of Java, C#, C++, Or 3 Years industry experience with OOL and a Masters in a Computer Science discipline
  • Current direct program duties within the MPDS OU or satisfies a direct program need
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Candidate must have ability to facilitate/mediate in conflict resolution matters
  • Candidate must have familiarity with the other Engineering disciplines
  • Have an active secret clearance, adjudicated within the last 5 years
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Top Secret Clearance and Special Program Access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience as a functional manager or technical team leader
  • Experience in an Agile/SAFe leadership role (Scrum Master, Product Owner, Release Train Engineer, e.g.)
  • Familiarity with EVMS Reporting and CAM responsibilities
  • Experience with Web Development and Microservices
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows-based Applications
  • Previous in-depth mission planning domain knowledge of program software design and code preferred
  • Current DoD Top Secret Clearance
  • Current SCI/SAP access

Salary Range: $123,200 USD - $184,800 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.