Software Engineering Manager 1 - Core Ground SW Integration & Support

Northrop Grumman Dulles , VA 20102

Posted 2 months ago

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that affect people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join efforts to invent the future, and have a lot of fun along the way. We continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

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 consistent results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and 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 create 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. You ensure that your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You create and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

The Tactical Space Systems division of Northrop Grumman Space Systems seeks to fill a Software Engineering Manager 1 position in the Control Systems Engineering function for our Dulles, VA location. The role is expected to provide the technical and people leadership needed to establish and maintain a world class Software Engineering organization, supporting multiple programs across an incredibly diverse and advanced portfolio. The role will have overall responsibility for the development, design, implementation, application, training, and product support of state-of-the-art solutions in support of NG Space Systems Sector captures, programs of record, as well as research and technology development.

The selected candidate will work across the division and beyond supporting implementing and maintaining Application Lifecycle Management systems and processes and report to the Enterprise Ground Software Department Manager in Dulles for direction on all functional activities. The successful candidate will clearly demonstrate strong leadership skills to recruit, manage and retain employees. He/she

will have a track record as an effective communicator and problem solver who is able to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. This candidate will demonstrate a commitment to ethics and integrity, and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business. Demonstrated abilities to build diverse and inclusive teams with high levels of engagement, including mentoring and coaching, are a must. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

This role is about a 10% functional management and 90% technical program responsibility.

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for Functional management of approximately 5-15 software engineering personnel assigned to software development and automated testing on National Security programs

  • Provide Technical leadership and execution of Software Engineering activities supporting a complex integration of Ground Satellite Command & Control components into the overall customer mission

  • Support Engineering Functional activities such as staffing and workload forecast; employee inclusion, engagement, mentoring and career development; employee training and identification and training of skills required to execute on programs.

  • Conduct performance assessments for the team of developers within the section

  • Coordinate with Functional Management peers to ensure that available staff are aligned with open positions

  • Participate in recruiting, sourcing, onboarding, performance management and contract maintenance for contractors working in the business area as required.

  • Communication, disciplinary actions, compensation adjustments, training & educational oversight/ approval and other routine personnel issues

  • Implementation of common processes and practices in cooperation with colleague managers across the sector

  • Track both the quality and timeliness of the organization's products, and identification and remediation of potential issues before they become problems

  • Develop, prepare, analyze, and present metrics on the computer software configuration items and processes with minimal supervision.

  • Identify process and product opportunities and lead process improvement activities.

  • Support Business Strategy Efforts (including proposals, gate reviews, independent review team, NAR/ICE, as necessary)

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree; 3 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; 0 years of relevant experience with a PhD

  • Proven demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

  • Experience creating and presenting to leadership.

  • Demonstrated high proficiency in technical problem solving.

  • Ability to obtain TS/SCI clearance. (US Citizenship is required)

  • Ability to travel 10%.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in a relevant technical or management specialty.

  • Experience with software development for satellite Command & Control.

  • Experience with DevOps/DevSecOps.

  • Experience with Test Driven Development.

  • Experience with software change control.

  • Experience with Agile development and the Atlassian tool suite including JIRA.

  • Previous Leadership role on implementing SW Configuration Management or CI/CD pipelines.

  • Experience implementing containerized microservice architectures with Jenkins/Ansible/Docker/Kubernettes

  • Experience with program reviews and business development activities.

  • Active TS/SCI and clearance.

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


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