Manager Software Engineering 3 Rolling Meadows, IL

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!

As a Sofware Engineering Manager at Northrop Grumman, you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter. Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation. The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) seeks to fill a Manager Level 3 Software and Digital Technologies (SWDT) position as a department mananger in our Rolling Meadows, IL location. SWDT is a discipline within the sector Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization. The selected candidate will be responsible for the overall direction, leadership, and management of SWDT execution and operations for the Aircraft Survivability (ACS) Business Unit. This Business Unit is a part of the NT&S division which is headquartered at Rolling Meadows, IL. This role encompasses team leadership, management, and technical performance of a diverse team of embedded software engineers.

The selected candidate will report to the Director of SWDT supporting the Rolling Meadows, IL site.

The successful manager will:

  • Be responsible for driving strong technical, cost, and schedule performance in support of ACS business unit contracts.

  • Be responsible for driving operational efficiency and affordability within ACS programs and across the SWDT organization and related E&S elements

  • Be the primary point of contact for SWDT activities supporting ACS across NT&S program management, E&S systems engineering, and E&S hardware engineering and other stakeholders.

  • Be responsible for reviewing organizational metrics with applicable program and organizational leadership.

  • Be responsible for collaboration and input on future business opportunities, specifically program proposals and new business captures.

  • Be responsible for staffing projections, and execute staffing plans in accordance with staffing projections

  • Be responsible for regular communications with direct employees, including increasing inclusion and engagement, mentoring and career development, employee training, and performance management

  • Be accountable for recruiting of talent

  • Provide advice on staffing, training, tools, and processes to the overall SWDT organization.

Minimal travel is expected.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS/BA degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) related discipline with a minimum of 10 years related software or firmware experience.

  • Experience and depth of understanding in software engineering principles, and the full engineering lifecycle.

  • Prior experience with personnel management activities including performance management, professional development, employee retention, and recruiting.

  • High proficiency in technical problem solving, to include decomposition, root cause analysis, solution development, implementation and monitoring.

  • Experience leading small-to-medium technical teams in successful delivery of technical solutions, engineering artifacts, and operational software.

  • Familiarity with an engineering lifecycle in an agile environment.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills with ability to focus on multiple projects with competing priorities.

  • US Citizen and must have interim secret clearance prior to starting. Once started, must have the ability to obtain and maintain secret security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with embedded software development and delivery of software product for DoD customers

  • Familiarity with DoD Earned Value Management principles to measure project performance.

  • Master's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) related discipline with 5 years of experience in an agile environment

  • Experience with process transformation and insertion in a large engineering organization

  • Familiarity with Infrared Counter Measures missions

  • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance

Salary Range: $168,100 - $252,100

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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.

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