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Manager Software Development 2

Requisition ID: R10109284

  • CategoryCategory: Information Technology
  • LocationLocation: Stafford, VA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (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.

Northrop Grumman, Space Systems, is seeking a self-motivated, energetic individual to work at a government customer site in Stafford, Virginia as a Manager Software Development / Assistant Program Manager 2


Job Description:

  • As a member of the program’s leadership team, primary roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to: 
  • Provide overall management and oversight to the Software Maintenance, Software Development, Networks & IT, and Configuration Management personnel.   
  • Provide technical support to system upgrades and continue to assist Government technical representatives with planning for future system modifications, enhancements and recapitalization efforts.  
  • Interface with Program Management and customer representatives daily & weekly to ensure deadlines and needs are met. 
  • Interact with our customer in Integrated Product Team (IPT) meetings, system status meetings, engineering meetings, and project status updates. 
  • Maintain cognizance of short and long-term enhancements to the common command and control system through participation in design reviews and requirements verification. 
  • Ensure baseline systems meet customer’s availability (98%), reliability (93%), and performance requirements through preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, recovery, and continuous improvement activities. 
  • Support system evolution and risk mitigation activities; Support/lead customer initiatives/studies. 
  • Function as focal point for technical problems.  Evaluate customer requirements, determine existing capabilities to meet requirements and define, design, develop, and implement system changes to meet requirements that are not met by the existing system. 
  • Manage risk and make advisements for the site including:  System Freeze, Baseline Changes, Major System Upgrades, & Mission Support Priorities.  
  • Support Integrated Product Teams (IPTs), recapitalization efforts from system requirements, cost and schedule to the development, integration, and testing of replacement systems 
  • Primary liaison between all sections and groups supporting the customer.
  • Oversee problem reporting by appropriately assigning Work orders and track Work Order routing through to completion.
  • Oversee Configuration Changes and Baseline Deviations pertaining to software development & maintenance, network & IT configuration and maintenance, and configuration management.
  • Final documentation authority of local Operating Instructions.
  • Fill-in for PM as required including participation in deliverables, contract issues, and meetings. 
  • Functional Responsibilities include:  Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Performance Management, Career Development, Employee Rewards and Recognition, and resolving personnel issues.  Additional APM Functional Responsibilities include participation in Northrop Grumman audits and the recruiting, sourcing, and onboarding of new employees, college and intern recruiting, development and advancement of engineering practices, identification of skills gaps, and increasing engineering competencies through strategic hiring and employee skills development. 
  • Support 24/7 weekend rotation 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's + 9 years of exp including relevant technical fields (hardware, software, systems engineering) and functional management or leading technical teams; Master's + 7 years of exp; PhD + 4 years of exp.
  • An additional 4 years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Active TS-SCI clearance with CI Poly.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and leadership.
  • Must possess organized, logical thought process skills, exhibit a strong work ethic and attention to detail. 
  • 1st shift with rotating weekend support (~every 14 weeks)


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.