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Senior Software Line Manager

Job Description
As a Senior Software Line Manager you will provide hands-on technical and managerial leadership to our software engineering teams. Principally you will be a hands-on technical lead within one of our customer focused projects.

In this role you will have responsibility for the Software Line Managers and need a passion for people management. You will make a difference by ensuring the Software Engineers really enjoy work for us, and our customer get the benefit of an efficient and effective team.

You will take responsibility for listening to any team issues, collating and escalating up the Line management organisation when necessary, for correct and timely action. You will support career and personal development, driving improvement initiatives to improve the capacity, efficiency and effectiveness of the team.

You will have the willingness to participate in professional development and to support the company in broader roles where required e.g. Scrum Master, mentoring, line management.

Different thinking for a Different world

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions to government and commercial customers worldwide. In Northrop Grumman’s rapidly growing UK Cyber and Intelligence business, we support our customers’ work to make the UK the safest place to live and do business, both physically and online.

Our solutions support complex analysis of substantial amounts of data, requiring state of the art ‘big data’, stream processing and cloud-based analytics, identifying and using ‘best of breed’ commercial and open source technologies and integrating them with our own software to meet customer needs quickly and efficiently.

At Northrop Grumman we pride ourselves on our ability to combine agile development with sound engineering and security practices to ensure that our solutions are robust and resilient; designed and built to start secure and stay secure against ever evolving cyber security threats. As well as designing for security, Information Assurance and legal / policy compliance, we actively assess products and services, identifying vulnerabilities and weaknesses that could be exploited by cyber attackers, and we create and run exercises to pit cyber security specialists against secure systems and each other.

We carry out research and innovation locally in the UK, with commercial and academic partners, and across our 85,000+ worldwide workforce.

How you will make a difference

As part of the Software Discipline Team tree you will need to set the bar high for people management in this team and lead by example

You will need to be a Software Engineer and have a background in leading, managing people and mentoring and also have the technical experience as a hands on software Engineer with knowledge of technologies and methodologies to produce quality code. Awareness of deployment infrastructure technologies. You will be at a more senior level, to have a broader knowledge in the fields of consultancy and Systems Engineering with experience of Agile / Lean development practices.

Additional information for your consideration...
You must be able obtain and hold UK Government clearances
Opportunities exist across the UK to enhance your career progression