Software Engineering Manager 2San Diego, 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 Aeronautics Systems is currently seeking a Software Engineering Manager 2 role. This position will be located in in San Diego, CA or Oklahoma City, OK .

The successful candidate will lead a team of approximately 10-20 individuals to complete the full software development life cycle in an Agile software development environment. The successful candidate will collaborate and work in a team environment with Systems Engineering, Cloud & Application, Test Automation, DevSecOps and Systems Test, in an Agile software development environment, to ensure the team is meeting the mission engineering objectives of the contract. The successful candidate will implement and utilize several Agile development techniques and metrics to help manage team progress and quality throughout the life cycle. This position is a dual-hatted position that reports to the IPT Lead on the program side and the Strike Center Software Department Manager on the functional side.

Essential Functions:

  • Work in a high energy environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative team settings across all levels.

  • Participate in the full software development life cycle including design, implementation, and delivery of software products to our customers.

  • Operate in a cloud technology development environment working with microservices, object-oriented programming, design patterns and pub-sub messaging.

  • Work in Agile Scrum teams to develop software products for multiple software baselines.

  • Collaborate with systems engineers, hardware designers and integration/test engineers to develop and maintain complex software systems.

  • Responsible for managing and reporting budget and schedule status for software.

  • Focal point for earned value and schedule reporting.

  • Work closely with program-assigned systems engineering, software development, and management professionals to ensure that the software lifecycle is accomplished with high quality and efficiency.

  • Supports budget and IMS task planning based on received Budget Advice and associated TAs in coordination with SW IPT, SW Development Leads, SW Architects, and Product Owners.

  • Oversee and manage the quality and timeliness of the organization's products, and identification and remediation of potential issues before they become problems.

  • Ensure earned value and schedule status is provided as required by the rhythm defined by the program.

  • Develop and manage detailed budgets and schedules and create work assignments for indirect tasking.

  • Support coordination and content for program EAC reviews at a rhythm defined by the program.

  • Support program Initial Baseline Review (IBRs) and associated review as required program.

  • Provide Functional Management to direct reports, including career guidance, staffing, interviewing/onboarding, disciplinary actions, and direct engagement.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) field AND 9 years of related professional/military experience that includes a background in software development, OR a Master's degree AND 7 years of related professional/military experience that includes a background in software development.

  • Prior leadership experience using agile development, including participating as Product Owner, SCRUM Master, and/or team member in an Agile development environment.

  • Experience with the full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

  • Experience with Agile software development, object-oriented architecture and programming, software integration and testing.

  • Experience with at least two of the following programming or scripting languages: Java, Python, Go, C++, C#, PowerShell, VBScript, Bash, or KornShell.

  • Experience with Cloud technologies and service providers.

  • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance.

  • Ability to obtain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance before establishing a start date.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active/ Current Special Program Access.

  • An advanced degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other STEM discipline.

  • Advanced technical management degree.

  • Prior experience in engineering functional management is a plus.

  • Proven leadership qualities and strong interpersonal skills.

  • Previous experience leading a team of 5-12 employees with a record of on-time performance.

  • Previous experience in developing proposal inputs (task descriptions and basis of estimate).

  • Time management and organizational skills to prioritize across concurrent program and functional responsibilities.

  • Prior experience with cost account management and task/resource planning.

  • Advanced experience with at least one of the following databases: Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch.

  • Advanced experience with at least one of the following container management tools: Kubernetes, Amazon ECS, Docker Swarm, Nomad, Redhat OpenShift

  • Experience with application and container security.

  • Experience with Machine Learning Model development.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management.

  • Experience with Java microservices, Graphical User Interface (GUI) applications, threading, intermediate object-oriented programming, design patterns, Data Distribution Service (DDS) messaging, web technologies, Unified Modeling Language (UML), database essentials and SQL/NoSQL.

  • Prior experience using Atlassian Tool Suite, JIRA, SonarQube.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement, and respond vigorously to change.

Salary Range: $124,200 - $227,900

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 most positions.