Software/ Firmware Engineering Manager 2 at Northrop Grumman (Baltimore, MD)

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Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

We are currently seeking a Software/Firmware Engineering Manager to join the leadership team supporting Test Design Solutions within Hardware Engineering. 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.

The manager will facilitate and promote improvement initiatives, sharing of lessons learned and best practices between programs. She/he will support technical oversight across both the Mission Systems and Space sectors, including independent reviews of major programs and support of proposals.She/he will administer the performance evaluation reviews and salary review processes

The manager will identify the capital assets, indirect, and training budgetsrequired for personnel to perform their statements of work which includes integration along with development.

Essential Functions:
  • Responsible for managing a team of Software and Firmware Engineers that support multiple contracts
  • Responsible for managing staffing levels and reporting status and metrics to IPT and Functional leadership
  • Work closely with other teams within the program across multiple disciplines and management professionals to ensure that the software lifecycle is accomplished with high quality and efficiency
  • Oversee and manage the quality and timeliness of the MS SW products, and identification and remediation of potential issues before they become problems
  • Annual engagement survey coordination
  • New business acquisition, proposal and special projects support
  • Support Functional Engineering initiatives
  • Assist with staff workload forecast preparation
  • Identifying and implementing new or improved tools and processes to increase team efficiency
  • Mentor Engineers on all phases of the Program
  • Creates, reviews, and maintains critical documentation
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Management experience required;
  • Recruitment and on-boarding of new software engineers.
  • Career development, talent management and performance management.
  • Resource management - ensuring supply and demand are balanced in a matrix organization
  • Coordinating program/project supports across organizations
  • Ability to develop and mentor early career engineers

Technical experience required
  • Design, development, test and integration of quality software.
  • Working as part of an Agile development team.
  • Ability to define existing processes and come up with alternative approaches

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 Integration
  • Experience in technical leadership or management
  • Experience with Agile, Continuous Integration ,Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) process and practice
  • Experience with Agile leadership - product ownership, Scrum Master, expansion of Agile processes
  • Experience utilizing Software Configuration Management Systems (Git, ClearCase, etc.)
  • Working knowledge FPGA development process
  • Understanding of firmware design/development life cycle
  • Experience leading or managing within a team environment
  • Ability to obtain and maintain DOD Secret Level Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Exposure to Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Interest in understanding and working with hardware/software interactions in applied engineering environment
  • Strong people and technical leadership skills; experience leading a team
  • Strong team-building/partnership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to create inclusive teams with engaged team members
  • Demonstrated mentoring and coaching skills
  • Knowledge of Functional Homeroom processes (e.g., Staffing, Processes, Metrics, Training)
  • Ability to integrate, engage, and lead team to perform at top level of performance
  • Experience with JIRA for issue tracking
  • Experience with leading Agile software development
  • Experience as a SW Lead on a program

Salary Range: $137,000.00 - $205,600.00

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to basepay. 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/orpersonal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (, we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022, or by your start date if it is after January 18. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.
More Information on Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman operates in the Aerospace industry. The company is located in Falls Church, VA, Linthicum Heights, MD and San Diego, CA. Northrop Grumman was founded in 2022. It has 85636 total employees. To see all 89 open jobs at Northrop Grumman, click here.
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