Mgr Software Engineering 2 (SPM)

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The COAST team at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Software Engineering Manager based out of Redondo Beach, CA.

What You'll get to Do:

COAST has an immediate need for a Sub-Project Manager (SPM) in their ground systems software area for a large restricted program. The technical manager must possess excellent leadership, interpersonal communication, and presentation skills, and work closely with the Software Assistant Program Manager (APM). The candidate will be responsible for directing all aspects of the Sub-Project's software tasking from inception through completion. 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.

SPM responsibilities include: Planning and program performance addressing cost, schedule, technical performance, and quality of the Sub-Project deliverables; Participate in SW design, maintenance and test of the Sub-Project deliverables; Manage and coordinate with Software staff and site personnel; Manage anomaly resolutions, and report status to project management and customer representatives; Provide monthly ETC for the Sub-Project; Provide TD/BOE inputs for proposals.

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) discipline with 10 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience leading a team of software engineers in software development deliverables and processes
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal communications skills, with the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management
  • Active SCI clearance or at least a DoD Top Secret clearance with current SSBI date

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working with internal and external customers
    Previous software experience in a C++/Red Hat Enterprise Linux environment
  • Previous in-depth domain knowledge of COAST software design and code preferred
  • Five or more years of previous management experience as a Deputy SPM or Technical Lead is a plus
  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision making skills

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your package will include the following:

  • Health Plan
  • Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off
Additional benefits
  • Education Assistance
  • Training and Development

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