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Manager Software Engineering 2 (Space/Satellite Systems)

Requisition ID: R10107171

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Dulles, VA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: SCI
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • 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 position duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:   

  • Provide operational guidance for definition, development, and verification of products and capabilities
  • Responsibility for the identification and implementation of people, processes, and tools that support multiple Product Lines within the organization to achieve their objectives
  • Accountability for recruiting, staffing, and retaining talent to deliver on the objectives
  • Identification of high-quality technical personnel to meet the increasing demand of the business
  • Provide the technical and people leadership needed to establish and maintain an exceptional functional organization across multiple locations, divisions, and programs. Provide oversite and leadership to our Embedded Flight Software teams. Responsible for the development, design, implementation, application, training, and product support of state-of-the-art solutions in support of key targets within the TSSD Portfolio
  • Support and promote Affordability, Knowledge Management, Engineering Utilization, and other process improvement initiatives including the implementation and monitoring of metrics covering engineering efficiency and quality, as well as sharing of lessons learned and best practices throughout the organization
  • Ensure staff is fully allocated to programs to minimize overhead expenses
  • Ensure all programs are fully staffed such that they can meet their respective development schedules
  • Manage a ~30 person group of embedded flight software engineers (30% time) while also supporting programs in a development and/or leadership capacity (70% time).

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math - or related technical area) with 10 years of Software/Systems related experience with a high proficiency in technical problem solving to include decomposition, root cause analysis, solution development, implementation and monitoring
  • U.S. citizen
  • The ability to obtain Top Secret/SCI clearance
  • Experience in requirements analysis, modeling and simulation, verification and validation at subsystem and system level
  • Demonstrated software engineering, controls, or systems engineering leadership experience, preferably with experience in Space Flight Software or Simulation Software.
  • Ability to form strong partnerships to ensure lockstep coordination with adjacent discipline areas and program manager leadership

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI clearance
  • Experience in a technical leadership/management role
  • Experience with Earned Value Management
  • Working knowledge of Staffing, Engineering Metrics and Training resources, processes, and tools
  • Demonstrated systems engineering excellence in requirements analysis, modeling and simulation, verification and validation at subsystem and system level or Demonstrated vehicle development, mission systems integration, ground and flight test validation experience
  • Experience in successfully developing and integrating software and hardware solutions for space applications
  • Experience in system and subsystem specification development including verification methodologies
  • Experience implementing action plans based on metrics and/or root cause/corrective actions
  • Master of Science in Engineering or other STEM discipline
  • Hands-on technical experience with spacecraft or satellite related systems
  • Proven experience leading technically diverse teams across multiple locations
  • Experience within Space Flight Software, Simulation Software

    Salary Range: $147,000 USD - $211,000 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.