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Northrop Grumman Mgr Dev*Ops 2 in Gilbert, Arizona


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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems has an opening for a Manager, DevOps 2 to join our team of highly qualified and diverse individuals within the Tactical Space Systems Division (TSSD) Software Digital Transformation organization. This position will be located in Dulles, VA or Gilbert, AZ; however, we will consider virtual telecommuting candidates.

Us: The Software Digital Transformation organization is focused on supporting Agile and DevOps transformation throughout the division. The team consists of multiple Agile and DevOps SMEs dedicated to supporting organizational and programmatic change, as well as being the functional home room for Agile and Dev*Ops engineers.

You: As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change. You ensure that your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You craft and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

Role: Candidate will be responsible for the functional management of a small and growing team of DevOps Engineer specialties (Site Reliability Engineers, Automation Engineers, Developers, Cyber Engineers, System Administrators, etc) assigned to programs within Tactical Space Systems Division. Management duties include conducting performance assessments, staffing, employee development, communication meetings, disciplinary actions, compensation adjustments, training & educational oversight / approval and other routine personnel issues. Management duties are expected to constitute 20% of the selected candidates time, with the remaining 80% spent as a DevOps Engineer.

As a DevOps Engineer, the candidate will also be responsible for performing as DevOps support direct to programs, or as a DevOps Coach to teams, and individuals (especially including their direct reports) on DevOps methodologies, tools, and techniques. The candidate must have experience and familiarity with Dev*Ops best practices, tools and techniques.

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Basic Qualifications:

  • BS in Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other applicable STEM discipline

  • Minimum of 5 years of total Dev*Ops Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years of technical leadership or management experience.

  • Must be a US Citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other STEM discipline

  • Experience with transitioning teams to Dev*Ops practices and activities

  • Experience with Agile Development or Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

  • Experience participating in or implementing Program Increment activities

  • Experience in broad organizational change and transformation activities with concentration in the development of strategies, roadmaps, integration, implementation, and/or operations of complex, large-scale information systems and technologies

  • Previous experience in any of the following leadership areas: engineering functional management; experience leading a team of 5+ employees with a record of on-time performance; ability to build, adjust, or maintain diverse/inclusive teams with engaged team members; advanced technical management degree(s) or certification(s)

  • Active Top Secret Clearance

Salary Range: $140,200.00 - $210,800.00

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.

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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