Manager Software Engineering 2 - NG Space Systems - TS Clearance Redondo Beach, 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.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems 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!

We offer phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly collaborative workplace. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do. Does this sound like you?

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!

Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive environment, as well as our excellent work/life balance. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a 9/80 schedule, and a great 401K matching program.

The candidate selected for this position will also assume a 20% part-time functional section manager role and will have overall responsibility for staffing, knowledge transfer, training, educational reimbursement, and the Workday performance management lifecycle (goal planning, midpoint reviews, year-end reviews, alignment/calibration, and compensation planning).

The Payload and Ground Systems Division (PGSD) has an immediate need for a Deputy Sub-Project Manager (DSPM) in their ground systems Software (SW) Configuration Management (SCM) area in support of two large SCI/restricted programs. These programs include the sustainment of several mission-critical and operational SW product lines as well as the development of new capabilities as coordinated with the Customer. The DSPM will assist the Sub-Project Manager (SPM) manage a team which will include about 5 to 10 SW engineers and configuration analysts. The technical manager must possess excellent leadership, interpersonal communication, and presentation skills, and work closely with the Software (SW) Assistant Program Manager (APM) and SW Deputy APMs. The candidate will be responsible for the direct supervision and management of the Sub-Project, including team tasking and support of management meetings and reviews. This position requires coordination and interfacing with the other SW Sub-Projects, Systems Engineering, external customers, and site personnel. Candidate will work in a dynamic team environment, ensuring personnel follow well-defined processes. The candidate must have the ability to complete tasks with minimal direction and oversight, and mentor junior engineers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 9 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree; 7 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; 4 years of relevant experience with a PhD; an additional 4 years of experience in lieu of degree

  • Current SCI access or current DoD Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain SCI access prior to start date

  • Clear understanding of the role of the SCM team on a software project and the processes and requirements for success

  • Experience leading a team of SCM professionals, including software engineers and configuration analysts

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree(s) in STEM discipline(s)

  • Experience working with internal and external customers

  • Previous software experience in a C++/Red Hat Enterprise Linux environment

  • Agile/DevOps experience with Scrum Master and Product Ownership experience highly desirable

  • Previous in-depth domain knowledge of software design and code development preferred

  • Five or more years of previous management experience as a Deputy SPM or Technical Lead

  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision making skills

  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) in running SW Discrepancy Review Boards (SDRBs) is a plus

  • Previous Mission One experience is a plus

  • Active TS/SCI security clearance

Salary Range: $147,800 - $221,800

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.

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.