Embedded Software Engineering Manager 1Northridge, CA

Requisition ID: R10149159

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Northridge, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: Days (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 2

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 Advanced Weapons has an opening for an Embedded Software Engineering Manager 1 , to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is located onsite in Northridge, CA.

The candidate selected for this position will also assume a part-time functional manager role and will have responsibility for supporting direct reports with staffing, knowledge transfer, training, educational reimbursement, and the Workday performance management lifecycle (goal planning, midpoint reviews, year-end reviews, alignment/calibration, and compensation planning). This position reports to a Software Engineering Sr Manager.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Support senior manager in executing the strategy to motivate and to ensure a high performing engineering team. This includes use of Development Plans, stretch assignments, 1:1 feedback, coaching, training, and other tools.

  • People leadership for the software organization, to include performance management, employee engagement and recognition.

  • Manage the workload of the employees and balance employee needs with business goals.

  • Apply sound software engineering principles, metrics, and ensure compliance with all published processes and standards in our technical solutions.

  • Ensure deliverables meet technical quality, cost & schedule objectives.

  • Provide proposal inputs and review proposal content for both internal and external customers.

  • Support estimation of labor and review of Basis of Estimate documents for proposals associated with SW domain.

  • Support software engineering team deliverables from proposal through delivery & sustainment across the Advanced Weapons Business Unit

  • Manage the staffing profile for a software team of 12+ Software engineers and/or Modeling & Simulation engineers.

  • Implement Agile development techniques and metrics to help manage team progress and quality throughout the life cycle.

  • Excellent communication, mentoring, interpersonal skills, and the ability to collaborate with senior management, peers, and employees.

  • Responsible for the people, processes, and tools that support the software development teams operating within the agile process i.e., Jira, Confluence, etc.

  • This position reports to a Senior Software Engineering Manager

  • Own and lead improvements across employee engagement, hiring, development, training, attraction, and retention of top talent

  • Mentor, develop, and train team members.

  • Interface with all levels of leadership to meet or exceed performance for all program deliverables.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM related field with 5 years Computer Engineering or Software Engineering experience, or Master’s with 3 years Computer Engineering or Software Engineering, or PhD with 0 years Computer Engineering or Software Engineering experience.

  • Able to work well within a team environment and adapt quickly to change.

  • Strong leadership qualities, including excellent communication and collaboration, team engagement, and organizational skills.

  • Experience with one or more Software languages/technologies: C/C++, Java, Python, C#.

  • Knowledge and experience with various SDLCs.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance, United States citizenship is a prerequisite.

  • A year or more of configuration management best practices and scheduling.

  • A year or more of experience with working in an Agile team.

  • Understanding of agile frameworks and processes.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with version control tools such as Git.

  • Experience with embedded software such as VxWorks.

  • Experience using Atlassian Tool Suite: JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket, SonarQube.

  • Agile project management experience.

  • Knowledge in principles of Model Based Engineering (MBE).

  • Prior experience in leading a software team of 5+.

  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment where multiple projects are being developed and deployed simultaneously.

  • Previous functional management experience leading a team of engineers for at least 1 year or more.

  • Experience as a IPT Lead, SW Team Lead, or other demonstrated leadership role related to program execution.

  • Working knowledge of Earned Value, with the ability to build milestone schedules for execution purposes.

  • Active Secret Clearance

We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.


Salary Range: $126,600 - $189,800

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.