Sr. Staff Software Ipt Lead / Cam

Requisition ID: R10151151

  • Category: Engineering
  • Location: Woodland Hills, California, United States of America
  • Clearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Positions Available: 1

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.

The Engineering & Sciences organization supporting the Advanced Navigators business area at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Software Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead based out of Woodland Hills, CA.

The Software IPT Lead is responsible for planning, budgeting, executing and progress reporting for a large team of engineers. The primary goal is the development of software for the latest M-code capable embedded GPS/Inertial Navigation System (EGI-M). The SW IPT Lead ensures the integrity of engineering processes, and timely development of software engineering work products to allow airworthiness certification. The SW IPT Lead will have Control Account Manager (CAM) responsibility, which comprises cost and schedule management for the SW work scope. The SW IPT Lead interfaces with the Program Manager, Chief Engineer, System Architect, other engineering team leads, as well as the customer.

What You’ll get to Do:

  • Serve as the cost account manager for the software engineering responsibilities
  • Oversee the planning and execution of software functions for the EGI-M program
  • Setup and conduct scrum-Agile ceremonies (PI planning, Sprint planning, sprint reviews, sprint retrospectives, PI reviews)
  • Identify and mitigate execution risks to software development on the program
  • Determine the staffing needed to develop software and work with functional managers to adjust staffing within multiple scrum teams
  • Serve as a technical interface with the customer
  • Collect, manage and report the program metrics and Technical Performance Measures (TPMs)
  • Coordinate between the System Architect, Chief Engineer, Systems Engineering Integration & Test Lead, program manager, and customer to ensure the integrity and executability of the program technical baseline
  • Align measurement objectives and activities to meet program performance goals and objectives
  • Minimum 10% travel to be expected (to customer, supplier, and other Northrop Grumman locations)

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree with 14 years of experience in Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related technical fields, a Master’s degree with 12 years of experience or a PhD with 9 years of experience.
  • Risk and Opportunity Management experience
  • Knowledge Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Experience measuring software development progress against baseline estimates
  • Experience directing multiple, large software development teams
  • Experience in software development, integration, and test
  • Demonstrated great communication skills
  • US Citizenship
  • Ability to obtain/maintain a DoD Secret Clearance
  • Ability to work onsite full-time in Woodland Hills, CA

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Cost Account Management (CAM) certification / experience
  • Experience managing an Agile software backlog
  • Experience with Jira
  • Experience developing cost and schedule estimates for software development of DoD or Commercial Avionics
  • Experience with DO-178C Safety Critical Software development processes
  • Experience with DO-331 Model Based Software development processes
  • Knowledge of Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs) or Navigation equations / processing
  • Experience managing cost accounts of $10M+
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance


Salary Range: $183,100 – $274,700
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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