Embedded Software Manager 3 Northridge, CA

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 Manager 3 , to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.

This position will be in Northridge, CA.

The candidate selected for this position will also assume a 40% part-time functional section manager of managers 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).

A successful candidate will have the qualities and essential functional expertise to:

  • Lead software deliverables from proposal through delivery & sustainment across the Advanced Weapons Business Unit

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

  • Develop plans to meet quality, cost & schedule objectives for all software deliverables.

  • Manage the software staffing profile for a software team of 80+ Software engineers and Modeling & Simulation engineers.

  • Establish and 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.

  • Provides ownership for the people, processes, and tools that support the AW business unit for the software development and the agile process i.e. Jira, Confluence, etc.

  • 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 maintain and exceed health and performance for all programs.

  • Excellent communication (written, oral, and presentation) and engagement skills.

The successful candidate will report to the AW Engineering Director and receive assignments through communication with the AW Program Directorate in collaboration with the Engineering Directorate

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM related field with 9 years' Computer Engineering or Software Engineering experience, or Master's with 7 years Computer Engineering or Software Engineering, or PhD with 4 years Computer Engineering or Software Engineering experience.

  • Prior experience in leading a software team of 50+.

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

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance.

  • 1+ years of configuration management best practices and scheduling

  • 1+ years of experience with one or more of the following:

  • Knowledge in principles of Model Based Engineering (MBE)

  • Working in an Agile team

  • Designing software using UML

  • Experience in the management and integration of software product lines

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

  • Experience working closely with customer counterparts, in both a development and production capacity.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience with leading incorporation of agile methodologies and DevOps.

  • Prior experience incorporating modern software technologies & process into a legacy platform.

  • Experience within the aerospace/defense industry

  • Experience managing overhead budgets for software organization.

  • Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously with competing priorities

  • Experience as a CAM and Cameo EA

  • Knowledge of missile GN&C SW

  • Experience with DOORS requirements management tool

  • Knowledge of cost estimation

  • Experience developing or debugging operating system software targeted for an embedded system.

Salary Range: $176,100 - $264,100

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.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.