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Northrop Grumman Manager Software Engineering 2 in Melbourne, Florida

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an exciting opportunity for a Manager Software Engineering to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. Position is located in Melbourne, Florida.

Ready to advance your career with meaningful work where you personally can make an impact?

Essential Functions:

Software Functional Manager role for the E-2 program. Position is a dual-hat; performing functional management activities 15 - 20% of the time, as well as the individual's program responsibilities approximately 80 - 85% of the time.

Ideal role for someone who is ambitious, takes ownership of hard problems has vision and can execute.

It is essential this person has a strong technical background in software development, including but not limited to; software requirements and software design.

  • Annual engagement survey coordination

  • New business acquisition, proposal and special projects support

  • Assist with staff workload forecast preparation

  • Identifying and implementing new or improved tools and processes to increase team efficiency

  • Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems

  • Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints

  • Leads Engineering teams with program execution

  • Mentor Engineers on all phases of the Program

  • Creates, reviews, and maintains critical documentation


Our extensive benefits package includes but is not limited to; excellent healthcare options, 401k matching, a 9/80 schedule, PTO, holidays etc...

At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation-- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country! Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, as well as our excellent work/life balance.

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself. Every ERG is inclusive of all employees!


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 9-years of experience in software engineering OR a Master's degree in (STEM) with 7-years in software engineering OR a PhD degree in (STEM) with 5-years in software engineering

  • Familiarity with all phases of the software development life cycle including Software Design and Analysis

  • Experience in technical leadership or management

  • Experience leading or managing within a team environment

  • At minimum, an active DoD Interim Secret clearance level clearance is required to apply and to start the role on Day-1. Additionally, requires the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret level clearance with Program Special Access (PAR) within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline related field.

  • Software development using the Agile Framework.

  • Demonstrated leadership of engineering personnel on a Northrop Grumman Corporation program to include software development life-cycle

  • Familiarity with Northrop Grumman Software Development processes, SEI CMMI Level 3 or higher, AS9100, or DO-178.

  • Proven track record leading high-performing development teams.

  • Cost account management "CAM" experience

  • Business development and/or proposal experience.

  • Relevant experience from the Defense and/or Aerospace industry.

  • Security+ Certification.

  • Open Mission Systems (OMS) in design and implementation.

  • Systems Integration in both lab and aircraft environments.

  • Top Secret DoD Security clearance.

  • Artificial Intelligence and/or Machine Learning (AI/ML) algorithms and techniques.

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.

Job Category : Engineering