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Manager 2 - Embedded Software Space / Satellite Systems

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Gilbert
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.
Northrop Grumman Tactical Space is looking for an Embedded Software Engineering Functional Manager for our Gilbert Arizona location to manage a department of embedded software engineers. The selected candidate will be responsible for leading the technical performance of an engineering team dedicated to developing Spacecraft Flight Software solutions.
The Manager is expected to be familiar with embedded spacecraft Flight Software. Responsibilities include providing technical and strategic direction, coordination of assignments, hiring of new staff, and networking with Program Office and key stakeholders to identify opportunities and issues where the department needs to prioritize resources to address business demands. Additionally, the Manager will pursue research and development efforts to improve the organization's products, tools and processes. Functional management responsibilities are expected to be about 30% of this Manager's time, with the remaining time focused on the technical aspects of the position.
The selected 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. She/he will have an ability to operate in a team environment and collaborate across the sector business areas as required to accomplish team and department goals.
Specific management responsibilities include:

  • Hire to meet growing demands and back-fill positions as required through recruiting and retention
  • Training, mentoring and coaching of both technical and non-technical skils, as well as career guidance and goal-setting
  • Managing compensation evaluations and coordination through our Performance Management process
  • Workload planning/forecasting as well as new business development
  • Develop advanced techniques for solving guidance and navigation problems
  • Interact internally with engineering team and/or with suppliers, vendors or customers for basic problem resolution Specific technical responsibilities include:
    • Participate in software requirements review, preliminary and critical design reviews, integration readiness reviews and software acceptance reviews. Manage and analyze requirements and designs
    • Make frequent contact with customers both internal and external concerning design, development and maintenance of space application software.
    • Work directly with integration and test and other engineering disciplines to resolve complex spacecraft system problems.
    • Use EVMS to track the status of the development of a project through its software development lifecycle.


      Basic Qualifications:
      • BS Degree in STEM Field
      • Minimum of 7 years of professional experience
      • Experience working within a software environment
      • Minimum of 5 years of technical project or people leadership experience with specific demonstrated success in leading and developing cross functional teams
      • US Citizenship
      • Ability to obtain a Top Secret /SCI Clearance Preferred Qualifications:
        • Extensive experience working within an embedded spacecraft Flight software environment.
        • Significant experience working with VxWorks, Micro Controller Development or CubeSat
        • Extensive experience working with C/C++, demonstrating proficiency and expertise
        • Agile Certification such as:
          • PMI-ACP
          • AgilePM
          • An active or current TS/SCI Clearance 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. Associated topics: chief program officer, cpo, manage, manager, management, monitor, product manager, project manager, relationship manager, task

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Gilbert , Manager 2 - Embedded Software Space / Satellite Systems, Executive , Gilbert, Arizona

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