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Northrop Grumman Technology Services sector is seeking a Software Development Manager (Level 1) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in McLean, VA. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Department of State (DOS) Consular Systems Modernization (CSM) Program, for the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA). This initiative is intended to modernize and consolidate the operational environment under a common technology framework in order to better support the services provided to CA's customers. As part of the modernization program, the Software Development Manager will maintain the vision for software development in alignment with the CSM program and ensure that this vision is adequately addressed and implemented consistently across all Project teams and efforts the manager is responsible for.
Roles and Responsibilities:
* Assumes a technical leadership role for system and software delivery within the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)-based team structure
* Works with solution train management to align team assignments with prioritized product backlogs and ensures customer priorities are addressed
* Works with architecture team to ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements to acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints
* Understands system and software requirements to ensure software compliance standards are addressed by agile teams
* Responsible for the direct supervision/management of agile team staff
* Identifies, analyzes, and resolves team deficiencies
* Develops and recommends corrective actions as necessary
* Participates in customer planning sessions and project implementations
* Provides frequent inter-organizational and customer contact related to specific agile team work
* Acts as the line manager for agile teams responsible for conducting employee performance reviews, timesheet, and travel expense approvals, etc.
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
* Bachelor's degree in STEM and at least 10 years' experience
* 5 years technical lead/management experience with software engineering projects
* Program management experience as a line manager responsible for: employee performance reviews, timesheet and, travel expense approvals, etc.
* Experience in all phases of the software development lifecycle including analysis, design, implementation, test, integration, and maintenance
* Experience developing applications, services, and systems using agile methodologies
* Experience with application lifecycle tooling, including those related to agile project management, version control, continuous integration, code scanning, automated testing, and issue tracking
* Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, to prepare briefings, proposals, and similar documents
* Active DoD Secret (or higher) clearance. An interim clearance may be acceptable.
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
* Experience using engineering environments and tools that support Agile Software Development, such as IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM)
* Experience with SAFe Methodology on a program/project
* Holds a SAFe 4 certification
* Experience with Northrop Grumman employee management tools (EDA, MDA, Taleo, Concur, LX, etc…)
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About Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman is a provider of autonomous systems, strike, logistics, C4ISR, and cyber solutions for government and commercial customers.