Embedded Software Engineering Manager 1/2Woodland Hills, 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.

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 is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security. Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Th Integrated Digital Systems (IDS) Department at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as an SW Engineering Manager 1 or 2. This position is fully on-site at our Woodland Hills, CA office. This position is split between 20% functional management and 80% direct program support, with the program support being a combination of technical and managerial responsibilities. The functional management role involves personnel management of a group of engineers including career development, staffing, goal setting, performance reviews, and compensation planning. The technical role will focus on avionics software development, tool development, avionics capabilities design, development, and management, as well as data distillation.

What You'll Get to Do:

  • Develop software for mission critical systems in all phases of the software development lifecycle, primarily in C/C++ or Python.

  • Assist in the development and implementation of department vision and strategies to drive employee engagement; improve hiring, development, training and retention of top talent; balance process compliance against innovation; and reduce bureaucracy

  • Manage personnel assignments in a highly dynamic and fast-paced research environment

  • Conduct performance and salary reviews

  • Mentor, challenge, and identify opportunities for team members to develop skills needed to pursue tailored career/development paths

  • Develop and implement strong processes with emphasis on quantitative management, continuous improvement, and usage of common processes across programs, as appropriate

  • Ensure organizational compliance with corporate/sector/organizational policies/procedures

  • Provide management guidance to achieve outstanding cost, schedule and technical performance.

  • Responsible for technical guidance and oversight in developing technical and cost proposals

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below

This requisition may be filled at either a Level 1 or Level 2.

Basic Qualifications for Manager SW Engineering Level 1:

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Bachelor's of Science in EE, CE, or CS disciplines and a minimum of 5 years of progressively increasing responsibility and engineering experience or a Master's of Science in EE, CE, or CS disciplines and a minimum of 3 years of progressive engineering experience.

  • Experience working in C/C++, Python, and/or Ada and/or Simulink

  • Experience with full software lifecycle: specification, design, implementation, integration, debug and maintenance

  • Proficiency in working with real time embedded software

  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills

  • A proven track record of a track record of leading a team of software developers

  • U.S. citizenship

  • Ability to obtain a Secret and additional project-specific clearance.

  • Ability to work onsite full-time

Basic Qualifications for Manager SW Engineering Level 2:

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Bachelor's of Science in EE, CE, or CS disciplines and a minimum of 9 years of progressively increasing responsibility and engineering experience or a Master's of Science in EE, CE, or CS disciplines and a minimum of 7 years of progressively increasing engineering experience, or 4 years of experience with a Ph.D.

  • Experience working in C/C++, Python, and/or Ada and/or Simulink

  • Experience with full software lifecycle: specification, design, implementation, integration, debug and maintenance

  • Proficiency in working with real time embedded software

  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills

  • A proven track record of a track record of leading a team of software developers

  • U.S. citizenship

  • Ability to obtain a Secret and additional project-specific clearance.

  • Ability to work onsite full-time

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's of Science or Ph.D. degree in a relevant engineering disciplline

  • Proficiency with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and/or Model Based Software Design

  • Experience in designing and implementing software complying to Airworthiness Requirements

  • Experience working in an Agile Software Development environment

  • Experience developing software under Agile/DevSecOps framework

  • Experience in real-time embedded software development knowledge of Radar, Electronic Warfare, or Space technologies

  • Experience with automated pipeline testing

  • Experience working with Avionics software development teams

  • Experience in Open Architecture Solutions

  • Experience with Scripting languages (e.g., Python, Ruby, JavaScript, Bash) and Test Driven Development (TDD)

  • Experience with MATLAB

  • Experience with High Performance Computing

  • Holds an active Secret clearance.

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

Salary Range 2: $151,900 - $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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.