8 days ago


Palmdale, CA


Job Description

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems sector is looking for a Software Functional Manager for SP-2 program Position will be located in Palmdale, California.

This position is a dual-hat position requiring the candidate to perform functional management activities as well as the individual#39;s current program responsibilities on program. It is expected that the Functional management role will comprise 15% to 20% of the candidate#39;s time.

Essential Functions:

For the technical role, the candidate should have an existing role on the SP-2 program in Palmdale. The technical responsibilities of the job are to develop, modify and maintain software for airborne applications using software engineering best practices & standards and participate in the full life-cycle of software development to include C++ coding to flight/safety critical coding standards, unit testing and software integration testing, software requirements and design documentation and support for program reviews. The candidate will work closely with Responsible Software, System, & Test Engineers and Development Test Labs to ensure a testable product is being developed. Duties also include design influence to increase product reliability and test coverage. Make recommendations for design, process improvements, and data collection. Ensure consistency and quality of SW Products.

Management duties will require tasking and coordination of approximately 12-20 engineers, and process and resource coordination with functional homeroom management. The candidate should be able to prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish the project result, and provide direction to determine priorities to achieve goals. This person will make decisions that impact the organizationrsquo;s credibility, operations and services. They will comprehend and analyze complex problems and develop solutions. The candidate will be responsible for assessing staffing needs, current as well as projected and working with the respective IPT to address those needs. He/she will also be responsible for supporting recruitment activities including the creation of requisitions, conducting interviews, and approving offers. He/she will work with the program software manager and IPT leads in establishing personal program and functional goals as well as performing performance evaluations and merit adjustments for subordinates. The candidate will provide their subordinates with career development recommendations, mentoring, discipline, as necessary. He/she will acquire the necessary computers, equipment and tools to enable their subordinates to perform their work. He/she will generate training plans based on the program and their subordinates#39; needs. It is expected that the candidate will provide their group with regular flow down of company and organizational status and appropriately represent and be a spokesperson for the Software Engineering organization to their group, assigned project, and the company.

About the Company

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman solves the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defense and cyberspace to meet the ever-evolving needs of our customers worldwide. Our 90,000 employees are Defining Possible every day using science, technology and engineering to create and deliver advanced systems, products and services. Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will allow you to work together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines.

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Company Size

10,000 employees or more


Aerospace and Defense