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Northrop Grumman Software Engineering Manager 1 in Rolling Meadows, Illinois

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

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!

Northrop Grumman Navigation Targeting and Survivability (NTS) seeks to fill the position of Front-line Manager of Software Engineering as part of the Development and Operations (DevOps) organization in the Central Region Engineering, Sciences & Technology (ES&T). The position will be located at the Rolling Meadows, IL Facility. Management duties will require tasking and coordination of approximately 10-15 engineers, and process and resource coordination with functional homeroom management.

The candidate will have 75% technical responsibilities: develop, modify and maintain real time embedded software test solutions using DevOps engineering best practices & standards and participate in the full life-cycle of software development. The Software Manager will also be responsible for staffing and workload forecast; support and adherence to standard DevOps processes; lessons learned; and employee engagement, mentoring and career development, including training and identification and training of skills required to execute on programs. The responsibilities include the recruiting, sourcing, onboarding, and contract maintenance for the contractors working in the business area.

The successful candidate will clearly demonstrate strong leadership skills and 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. The Software Manager will have an ability to operate in a team environment and collaborate across the sector business areas as required to accomplish the team goals. The selected candidates will work closely with Managers of other engineering disciplines, and Program Managers.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Candidate must possess a Bachelor's degree in a STEM field with a minimum 4 years of overall experience.

  • The candidate must have experience as an IPT lead or other technical team leadership experience.

  • The candidate must have experience in the principles of Continuous Integration, Automation and/or modelling of test solutions for embedded systems

  • Candidates must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a US Secret Security Clearance prior to starting employment (clearance not required for consideration) .

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • 2+ years of DevOps experience

  • 2+ years of leading teams experience

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