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Software Engineering Manager 1

Requisition ID: R10101959

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Warner Robins, GA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems Sector has a need for a Software Engineering Manager 1 at its campus in Warner Robins, GA. The successful candidate will demonstrate technical ability and leadership skills to achieve sustainable top performance.

As the Software Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating the people, resources and processes required to deliver new software or upgrade existing products. You will also be responsible for the leadership of managing people, executing performance reviews, staffing programs, and career development of employees.  Our engineering teams provide world-class engineering solutions to the sustainment and modernization of mission systems for our customers. Our programs include development, sustainment, and IR&D programs for systems that include aircraft self-protection systems, radar, and avionics. This position is a dual role position encompassing both technical leadership and performance as well as people leadership.

Position Responsibilities:

Technical Leadership and Performance:

  • Candidate will contribute technically to our current software programs. Technical responsibilities will include:

    • Develop, modify, and maintain software using software engineering best practices and standards.

    • Participate in the full life cycle of software development, to include requirements development, modeling and design, software development, unit to CSCI testing, integration, and formal system testing.

    • Apply technical expertise in solving complex software and integration problems.

  • Candidate will be a thought leader for software engineering practices and modern software strategies for their team.

  • Candidate may assist software engineering department manager in reviewing proposals, white papers, and other new business initiatives.


People Leadership:

  • Lead a small software engineering team that supports multiple programs:

    • Set attainable goals.

    • Execute performance reviews.

    • Guide the employees regarding career development.

    • Support teams or individuals to improve performance and achieve goals through coaching and mentoring.

    • Provide flowdown and direction from upper management and the organization.

  • May assist software engineering department manager in executing, updating, and maintaining department procedures.

  • Support organizational engineering initiatives.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have High School Diploma/GED and 9 years of relevant technical experience; 

  • Will also consider candidates with Bachelor of Science (B.S) degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or an equivalent STEM related discipline

  • Minimum of 5 years of direct relevant technical experience with B.S degree; Minimum of 3 years of direct relevant technical experience with M.S degree.

  • Proficient in C/C++ and/or Ada programming language

  • Proficient in all areas of formal software lifecycle process from requirements to formal testing

  • Interest in being a technical leader as well as a people manager.

  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment.

  • Able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance per business requirements. US Citizenship is a requirement.

  • Must be able to work at location in Warner Robins, GA.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • B.S or M.S. degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or an equivalent STEM related discipline

  • Experience as a lead engineer on software projects

  • Experience in object-oriented analysis and design

  • Experience programming in Ada

  • Experience using JIRA/Bitbucket and Smart Git

  • Experience with Electronic Warfare (EW) principles

  • Active Secret Security Clearance


Salary Range: $106,400 USD - $159,600 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.