SDS Director Software Engineering 1

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United States-Utah-Roy - United States-California-Manhattan Beach - United States-Alabama-Huntsville, United States


Full Time

a month ago

Job description


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 25% of the Time


At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

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 Space Systems Strategic Deterrent Systems Division is seeking a Director of Software Engineering 1 to lead the Strategic Deterrent Systems (SDS) Division Software team in supporting all programs across the Division.  The position will be located in Roy, UT, Huntsville AL or Manhattan Beach, CA.

Primary role would be to build and lead the common processes and tool in addition to providing the leadership and technical expertise in all phases of software development across all programs. This position requires a comprehensive understanding of requirements architecture and design, software development, Agile methodology, DevOps, operating in a restricted access DoD program environment, program management skills, proven strategic planning and business execution capabilities, as well as ability to work collaboratively.  The position will be a key leadership interfacing all Segments, IWO partners, Supplier Management leads and Customers in establishing the baseline program plans, validating the updates, follow-up and reporting.  The selected candidate should be able to interact and influence executive level management and communicate effectively with both oral and written presentations.

The Director of Software Engineering 1 position has the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Work in partnership with the Segments, Program Management Team and Program Leadership to define and enable execution of the Software statement of work in alignment with the customer SOW
  • Responsible for leading the team consisting of the software requirements, architecture and system design, Integrated Functional Capability (IFC) certification, code development and software test disciplines
  • Lead and direct software working groups charter with internal and customer stake holders
  • Establish Software Community of Practice (COP) leveraging the best in class industry knowledgebase
  • Key member of the program leadership team to help create the alignment with the division software strategy
  • Responsible for oversight of the end to end software development
  • Maintain open communications with all Enterprise functions including Engineering, Quality, GSC, Logistics, Engineering Services and Segments
  • Development and execution of long-range plans and strategies while providing the most effective resources by skillsets to the program
  • Experience working with Digital Environment integrating and reporting across the program
  • Outline specific objectives and processes that are focused on generating innovative solutions to moderately complex business problems
  • The candidate will need to demonstrate exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills, have the ability to multi-task and communicate effectively with varying levels of Customer, NGC, and Supplier employees and leadership
  • Hire and develop the diverse skilled employees, establish the mentorship and coaching culture including growing and strengthening the leadership bench

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:
- Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
- 401k
- Educational Assistance
- Life Insurance
- Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
- Paid Time Off
- Health & Wellness Resources
- Employee Discounts

This positions standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical or business related field and a minimum 10 years of related experience
  • 3 years’ experience in a formal management/lead position.
  • Management experience leading a technical and complex program effort.
  • Experience developing and administering budgets and standards of performance
  • Experience in developing and implementing technologies associated with production processes with efficient and sustainable implementation
  • Current active DOD Secret Security Clearance with investigation date/periodic review within last 5 years and ability to obtain program special access
  • U.S. Citizenship with an Active Secret Clearance or higher


  • Preferred candidate will be a proven leader; problem solver; possess a strong work ethic; and have excellent communications and interpersonal skills required to work closely with teammates, stakeholders and both internal and external customers.
  • Familiarity with Northrop Grumman project execution, processes and procedures.
  • Knowledge and experience with IFC and Agile software development in a classified environment



Salary Range: $181,000.00 - $314,400.00

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. 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/or personal business.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.

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