Manager Software Engineering 2 Rolling Meadows, IL

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 Mission Systems (NGMS) seeks to fill Manager Level 2 Software and Digital Technologies (SWDT) positions for a front-line manager in both our Targeting and RFCIS product lines for our Rolling Meadows, IL location. The selected candidate will report to either the Targeting Department Manager or the RFCIS Department Manager supporting the Rolling Meadows, IL site. Minimal travel is expected.

The successful manager will:

  • Be responsible for driving strong technical, cost, and schedule performance in support of division contracts.

  • Be responsible for staffing projections, and execute staffing plans in accordance with staffing projections.

  • Be responsible for regular communications with direct employees, including increasing inclusion and engagement, mentoring and career development, employee training, and performance management

  • Be accountable for recruiting of talent, to include candidates for entry-level positions as well as experienced candidates for mid and senior-level positions.

  • Be responsible for reviewing organizational metrics with applicable program and organizational leadership

  • Be responsible for championing and driving adoption of the NG Engineering Playbook.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS/BA degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) related discipline with a minimum of 10 years related Software Engineering experience.

  • Experience and depth of understanding in software engineering principles, and the full engineering lifecycle

  • High proficiency in technical problem solving, to include decomposition, root cause analysis, solution development, implementation and monitoring

  • Experience leading small-to-medium technical teams in successful delivery of technical solutions, engineering artifacts, and operational software.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) related discipline with 5 years experience in an agile environment

  • Applied knowledge of Product Line Management

  • Ability to connect the company's capabilities to existing and potential customers to support business development

Salary Range: $141,100 - $211,700

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. 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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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