Manager of Software Engineering 2

Northrop Grumman Rolling Meadows Software and Digital Technology (SW&DT) Organization is searching for a qualified candidate to lead a high performing team of Software and Computer/Electronics Engineers involved with embedded application, tool development in both Windows and Linux environments, lower level middleware development, firmware/software integration, and automated test frameworks. The teams are responsible for developing cutting edge aircraft survivability systems. This is a front line Management position reporting directly to the Manager of the Frameworks group within SW&DT organization. The Frameworks team is currently comprised of 2 elements: Infrastructure and Validation/Verification. This position is earmarked for the Infrastructure element.

The position is dual-role with two primary functions:

Infrastructure Manager and Functional Manager.

As the Infrastructure Manager, the primary charter is to oversee the development of a set of APIs, frameworks, drivers and firmware which work together to provide an operating system and hardware agnostic development platform to maximize re-use, quality, and efficiencies. As a Functional Manager, this position will provide front line management of up to 15 engineers supporting various programs within the organization. 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.

Infrastructure area responsibilities will include:

  • Development of abstraction techniques, approach, and architecture
  • Collaborate with the technical leadership within the SW&DT to ensure consensus of interface to applications and hardware
  • Program performance monitoring, support, and reporting related to the Infrastructure aspects of a project
  • Ensuring and monitoring quality of work products
  • Ensuring adherence to Engineering process, leveraging or creating best practices
  • Program task management, team guidance, & staffing
  • Proposal team leadership

Functional responsibilities will include:

  • Setting, monitoring, & reviewing goals
  • Providing timely, constructive, sincere performance feedback on a regular basis
  • Executing performance appraisal activity
  • Facilitating team meetings and frequently leveraging all communication mediums
  • Promoting organizational initiatives such as Agile development, Model Based Engineering, Continuous Integration, and Reuse
  • Nurturing dedicated teams to execute organizational improvement initiatives
  • Coordinating training & career development for team members
  • Forecasting of work load
  • Supporting talent acquisition activity
  • Working with Human Resources to mediate & resolve personnel issues


Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in Computer Science, Engineering (Computer, Systems, Electrical), or related field
  • Minimum 6 years applicable experience
  • Experience executing the engineering project life cycle, including: requirements analysis, design, development, integration, validation, verification, and sustainment
  • Demonstrated success in leading, collaborating, and developing cross functional teams of varying degrees of skill on complex technical projects
  • Demonstrated interest in process improvement initiatives
  • Must possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of management and individual contributors
  • Ability to obtain a Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Engineering (Computer, Systems, Electrical), Engineering Management, or related field
  • 10 years experience in an engineering field, management experience a plus
  • Experience with electronic countermeasures, Infrared a plus
  • Experience in cross-discipline Agile product development
  • Experience with Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment
  • Applied knowledge of Product Line Management
  • Ability to connect the company's capabilities to existing and potential customers to support business development
  • Current Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain a Top Secret security clearance

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