Software Functional Manager 2El Segundo, CA

Requisition ID: R10157046

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: El Segundo, California, United States of America | Melbourne, Florida, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 1

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 has an opening for a Software Functional Manager, 2 for the Flight Software Department. This position will be located onsite in either El Segundo or Melbourne, FL .

The candidate should have a strong technical background in software development and embedded systems, including strong C/C++, software requirements and software design experience. Software Development focus is for flight/safety-critical applications using software engineering best practices & standards and participate in the full life-cycle of software development to include C++ coding to flight/safety critical coding standards, unit testing and software integration testing, Software requirements and design documentation and support for program reviews. Management duties will require tasking and coordination of approximately 12 engineers, and process and resource coordination with functional homeroom management.

The candidate will be responsible for assessing staffing needs, current as well as projected and working with the respective IPT to address those needs. He/she will also be responsible for supporting recruitment activities including the creation of requisitions, conducting interviews, and approving offers. He/she will work with the program software manager and IPT leads in establishing personal program and functional goals as well as performing performance evaluations and merit adjustments for subordinates. The candidate will provide their subordinates with career development recommendations, mentoring, discipline, as necessary. He/she will acquire the necessary computers, equipment, and tools to enable their subordinates to perform their work. He/she will generate training plans based on the program and their subordinates' needs. It is expected that the candidate will provide their group with regular flow down of company and organizational status and appropriately represent and be a spokesperson for the Software Engineering organization to their group, assigned project, and the company.

The candidate will have 80-90% technical responsibilities: develop, modify and maintain real time embedded system software development for flight/safety-critical applications using software engineering best practices & standards and participate in the full life-cycle of software development to include C++ coding to flight/safety critical coding standards, unit testing and software integration testing. Software requirements and design documentation and support for program reviews. Cost Account Management and Risk Management.

This position is a dual-hat position requiring the candidate to perform functional management activities as well as the individual's current program responsibilities on program. It is expected that the Functional management role will comprise 10% to 20% of the candidate's time.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline and 9 years of direct related experience in military and/or commercial payload integration and/or software systems engineering development OR a Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline and 7 years of direct related experience in military and/or commercial payload integration and/or software systems engineering development.

  • Must have an active DoD Secret clearance that has been granted or renewed in the last 6 years or is currently under continuous evaluation.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Special Program Access (PAR) prior to the start of employment.

  • Experience developing software with C++ and/or Python.

  • Experience designing, developing, integrating, verifying and qualifying safety-critical real-time embedded computing systems.

  • Must be familiar with all phases of the software development life cycle and Agile software development.

  • Prior lead or management experience in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS in Computer Science, Software Engineering or Computer Engineering

  • Previous experience on a medium-to-large program, with a focus on vehicle management systems.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills.

  • Current Special Access Program (SAP) access.

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: $123,900 - $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. U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.