Sr Staff Engineer Software

Job Posted 8/23/2023
0811 SP
Baltimore, MD
United States
Category Software Jobs
Job Description

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, and innovative technologies to develop, design, produce, and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission.


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. #definingpossible


Northrop Grumman Space Systems Sector is looking for you to join our team as a Sr. Staff Software Engineer based out of Aurora, CO or Linthicum, MD.


What You’ll get to Do: We are looking for a Software Product Manager to manage an agile software development organization focused on meeting dynamic customer requirements and delivering mission critical capabilities. Our programs require new development as well as sustainment, including design, development, and test support. Your responsibilities will include the management and prioritization of the team’s execution with respect to cost, schedule, and technical performance. The team is dynamic, highly focused, and is looking to add a leader to help drive execution in developing new and impactful capabilities. If this is your type of environment and you love fast-paced software development, please consider joining our team.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage the cost, schedule, and technical performance of the Mission Software organization across multiple simultaneous projects and phases (e.g., conceptual design through delivery and installation of fully integrated mission data processing systems).

  • Advance program objectives by building and maintaining trusted relationships with program and customer leadership along with other stakeholders and by engaging in forums related to the Mission Software organization products

  • Ensure effective identification and management of issues, risks and opportunities. Drive issues and decisions to closure considering competing points of view, constraints, customer/stakeholder priorities and program strategic objectives.

  • Leverage the TEPL mission architecture, and software development expertise to provide forward-thinking solutions that conform to customer constraints (funding, capabilities of related systems, etc.).

  • Build and sustain an effective, engaged, and integrated team in a complex, geographically disperse, partner-rich, and dynamic environment.

  • Act as primary program contact for mission software products, and work with program leadership to monitor and address cost, schedule, and technical performance.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Current/Active Top Secret/SCI clearance with SSBI or higher with a willingness to obtain a poly

  • 14 years of experience with a bachelor’s degree; 12 years of experience with a master's degree; 9 years of experience with a Ph.D.; 18 or more years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

  • Must have a combined work experience relevant to technical, functional, project management, or major IPT leadership supporting DoD, Intelligence Community, or other Federal Government Systems.

  • 8 years of organizational management or major IPT leadership experience

  • Demonstrated ability to create trusted relationships with stakeholders

  • Demonstrated ability to lead complex software development activities comprised of multiple teams and engineering disciplines

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, a collaborative management style, and an inherent drive to deliver on commitments

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

  • Familiarity with and willingness to work in a secure environment

  • Leadership experience building effective and engaged multi-discipline teams


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience leading large agile software development efforts

  • Experience developing data processing software systems in the defense industry

  • Demonstrated depth of experience in System Engineering and/or Software Development

  • Excellent conflict management and negotiation skills

  • Effective dealing with personnel issues

  • Proven ability to effectively work across multiple organizations to form teams, gain internal support, act with speed, and make tough decisions

This position’s 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.

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

Salary Range: $170,600.00 - $256,000.00

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority

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. 


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