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Northrop Grumman Manager Software Engineering 2 in Melbourne, Florida

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems sector has an opening for a Software Functional Manager . Position is located in Melbourne, Florida . Opportunity is dual-hat, comprised of functional management activities approximately 20% of the time, and the individual's current program responsibilities approximately 80% of the time.

Are you ready to take your career to the next level? This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is ambitious, takes ownership of challenging problems, has vision, and will strive toward a solution, ultimately leading their team to success!

Essential Functions:

Responsible for day-to-day communications, performance assessment and feedback, career counseling, professional development, employee rewards and recognition, and resolving personnel issues and managing a staff of approximately 12-15 engineers. Opportunities to provide project staffing support with recruiting, interviewing and hiring. Will provide detailed employee performance feedback, periodic 1-on-1 meetings, annual mid-term and end of year performance appraisals, making recommendations for salary increases and promotions. Grow as a leader by training, coaching, and mentoring other engineers and support staff within the functional organization. Responsible for evaluating current project requirements, and assurance staff has adequate statement of work to optimize contract performance. Collaborate with the program software manager and IPT leads in establishing personal program and functional goals as well as performing performance evaluations and merit adjustments.

The technical side of this role is to develop, modify and maintain software for airborne applications. Participate in the full life-cycle of software development including; C++, coding to flight/safety critical, coding standards, unit testing and software integration testing, software requirements and design documentation and support for program reviews.

  • Cross-team collaboration opportunities working closely with Responsible Software, System, & Test Engineers and Development Test Labs to ensure a testable product is being developed.

  • Design influence to increase product reliability and test coverage, providing recommendations for design, process improvements, and data collection.

  • Ensure consistency and quality of SW Products

  • Prioritize and adjust tasks to achieve goals

  • Make decisions that impact the organization's credibility, operations and services.

  • Comprehend and analyze complex problems and develop solutions.

  • Provide your team a regular flow down of company and organizational status updates.


We offer flexible work arrangements, a 9/80 work schedule/every other Friday off, extraordinary learning opportunities, education assistance, exposure to a wide variety of cutting-edge projects, and a very friendly team environment.

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself. Every ERG is inclusive of all employees!


Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor's or Master's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university

• At least 7-years of directly related experience within software development.

• Familiarity with all phases of the software development life cycle.

• Previous experience in technical leadership or management required.

• Experience with Agile methodologies and proficient in C+ • Active in-scope DoD Secret level clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain program access.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master's Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering

• Experience working in a DevOps culture with continuous integration / continuous deliveries

• Demonstrated leadership of engineering personnel on a Northrop Grumman Corporation program to include software architecture oversight.

• Experience with the Atlassian Tool Suite

• Active Top Secret level clearance and the ability to obtain and maintain special program access

• Active program clearance

Indeed named Northrop Grumman a top 15 company for work/life balance in 2019. Also rated #1 by Millenials on Indeed as the Best Company to work for in 2018.

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.

Job Category : Engineering