SDS - Software Engineering Manager 2 - Cyber and Software Operations - 10824

Northrop Grumman



Vandenberg Space Force Base, CA


Position summary

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.
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Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking Software Engineering Manager 2 - Cyber and Software Operations - 10824. This position will be located in Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB), California or Santa Maria, CA and will support the Strategic Deterrent Systems Division.

What You'll Get To Do:
• Responsible for assessing staffing needs, current as well as projected and working with the respective team leads to address those needs.
• Responsible for supporting recruitment activities including the creation of requisitions, conducting interviews, and approving offers.
• Work with program leaders in establishing personal, program, and functional goals as well as performing performance evaluations and merit adjustments for subordinates.
• Provide their subordinates with career development recommendations, mentoring, discipline, as necessary.
• Acquire the necessary computers, equipment and tools to enable their subordinates to perform their work.
• Generate training plans based on the program and their subordinates' needs.
• Provide their group with regular flow down of company and organizational status and appropriately represent and be a spokesperson for the organization to their group, assigned project, and the company.
• The candidate will have 80% technical responsibilities: leading teams that develop, modify and maintain systems using engineering best practices & standards This role may include Cost Account Management and Risk Management duties.
• Set and promote high standards for engineering development
• Foster a working environment which reinforces and drives accountability to fundamental Northrop Grumman Values focused on integrity, quality, shared success, and innovation.
• Partner with engineering and program management peers to assure a balanced and efficient assignment of resources to support and achieve key mission priorities
• Coach, support, train, and motivate team members to ensure a high level of performance
• Initiate and lead continuous improvement activities which establish high quality and efficient DevOps/Development processes
• Collaborate with peers and direct management in resource planning and hiring activities
• Work with various team members to lead automation and integration of functionality with other software environment.
• Automate scheduled jobs to reduce labor intensive tasks. (https://i.e. Scheduling tasks and automating deployments of new/updated scripts)
• Work with Atlassian application suite and other pipeline tools as needed

This position is a dual-hat position requiring the candidate to perform functional management activities as well as the individual's current program responsibilities on program. It is expected that the Functional management role will comprise 10% to 20% of the candidate's time.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Educational Assistance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health & Wellness Resources
  • Employee Discounts

This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

You'll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and a minimum 6 years of experience; Masters with minimum 4 years of experience; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • US Citizenship and Active DoD Secret clearance with a reinvestigation date occurring in the last 6 years.
  • At least 1 year experience leading a project and/or driving performance against schedule.
  • 3+ years' experience with phases of the software development life cycle and Agile software development.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Active Secret Clearance. Program Access. Ability to obtain Top Secret Clearance.
  • 3+ years leading a team, including mentoring and coaching.
  • Experience with individual contributor performance assessments.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong critical thinking and logical reasoning skills with the ability to solve issues and predict potential programmatic and technical risks• Master's degree in engineering.
  • General understanding of NG Engineering Processes.
  • Working knowledge and/or experience across engineering disciplines.
  • Experience on ICBMs.
  • Experience managing an engineering team is preferred.
  • Familiarity with Agile engineering and Jira.

Salary Range: $147,800 - $221,800

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. https://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 . https://U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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