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Northrop Grumman Space Systems Manager Software Engineering 1 in Aurora, Colorado

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Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems Sector is looking for you to join our team as a Manager Software Engineering 1 based out of Aurora, CO.

What You'll get to Do:

The successful candidate will clearly demonstrate strong leadership skills to achieve sustainable top performance. He/she will have a track record as an effective communicator and problem solver who is able to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. This candidate will demonstrate a commitment to ethics and integrity, and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business. Demonstrated abilities to build diverse and inclusive teams with high levels of engagement, including mentoring and coaching, are necessary.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required and the ideal candidate will have demonstrated success collaborating and leading technical teams.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Technical contributor or manager in a program role as part of the Aurora Engineering 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 execute on programs.

  • Recruiting, sourcing, onboarding, performance management and contract maintenance for contractors working in the business area as required.

Please note that the manager position is a 20% part-time position with the remaining 80% being a technical position on a program.

This management role will require you to complete an assessment as part of the application process. To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our Selecting the Best Qualified Managers video:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your package will include the following:

  • Health Plan

  • Savings Plan

  • Paid Time Off

  • Additional benefits

  • Education Assistance

  • Training and Development

Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) discipline with a minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience; Master's Degree in STEM with 3 years of relevant work experience

  • Experience leading a team of software engineers in software development deliverables and processes

  • High proficiency in problem solving

  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal communications skills with the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management

  • Current SCI access or current DoD Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain SCI access.

  • Must be able qualify for and maintain an active TS/SCI security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or other technical discipline

  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance

  • Direct supervisory experience and/or significant team leadership

  • Experience in all aspects of the engineering development lifecycle

  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision making skills

  • Active TS/SCI /w Poly security clearance

Salary range for a Manager Software Engineering 1: $111,888-$167,832

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.

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. 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. Learn about Northrop Grumman Total Rewards and Benefits.

Job Category : Engineering