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Manager Software Engineering 1

Requisition ID: R10098484

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • Location Location: San Jose, CA, USA   |  McClellan, CA, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • 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: 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 Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security.  Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization 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!

We are looking for you to join our team as a Manager Software Engineering I based out of San Jose, CA or McClellan, CA in the Sacramento area. As a Manager Software Engineering I at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter.  Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation.  The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.

What You’ll get to Do:

Be part of our Software & Digital Technologies (SWDT) function. This is a dual role encompassing both functional management and technical performance within a program. In this role you will have the opportunity to showcase your leadership skills to achieve sustainable top performance. Effectively communicate and problem solve to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Demonstrate a commitment to ethics/integrity and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business. Collaborate and lead Software Engineering teams.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Technical software development and management in a program role as part of the Northern California management team

  • Functional oversight for a team of software engineers of varied disciplines

  • Staffing and workload forecasting; employee inclusion, engagement, mentoring and career development; employee training and identification and training of skills required to perform on programs

  • Building diverse and inclusive teams with high levels of engagement, including mentoring and coaching

  • Implementing and/or applying DevSecOps tools for software development

  • Working with Agile methodologies

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a technical discipline and a minimum of 5 years' experience with software engineering; Master's and 3 years of experience with software engineering

  • Must have experience leading a team or project

  • Must have software development experience with C, C++, and/or Java

  • Must have US Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance/SCI

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Active Top Secret Clearance/SCI

  • Master's degree in a relevant technical or management specialty

  • Experience leading, developing, and managing a direct staff of employees

  • Program Management Experience

  • DevSecOps Experience

  • Agile experience



This position reports to San Jose, CA, USA, however, this position can also be worked from McClellan, CA, CA, USA.

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.