Location: Richland, Washington
Title: Software Engineering Manager
Schedule (FT/PT): Regular Full Time
Travel Required: No
Clearance: Ability to Obtain

North Wind Solutions is a Government contracting small business with operations at military and civilian installations across the United States. The company’s focus is facilities operation and maintenance, waste management and radiological services, security control and force protection, and environmental services.


Lead the Future of North Wind Solutions Software Team:
Reporting to the Director of Enterprise Application Services (EAS), this position empowers you to be the driving force behind the development and leadership of North Wind Solutions' exceptional software engineers and developers. You'll not only help shape their individual growth, but also assist them in driving technical innovations that propel the Hanford Site Cleanup Mission and other North Wind software engineering initiatives forward. As a Software Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring the well-being of your team members and for collaborating with Project Managers, stakeholders, and customers to ensure that projects have sufficient resources with the right knowledge, skills, and experience. The position entails managing a diverse team of software engineers and developers that are primarily remote.

Make a Real Impact:
As a critical subcontractor on the Hanford Mission Essential Services Contract, your collaboration as part of the leadership team, with the Project Managers, is to help drive the shift toward a modern Agile development culture. Our focus is on efficiency, security, and rapid iteration as we embrace a DevSecOps approach across all North Wind software projects, transforming the way we deliver value added results. Together, as part of the leadership team, you’ll drive positive change, foster innovation, and deliver impactful results.


Shape the Future of Technology:

  • Build High-Performing Teams: Attract and recruit software engineering talent who fit our collaborative culture and possess exceptional technical skills.
  • Cultivate Leaders: Provide insightful performance evaluations and personalized coaching to nurture both technical and leadership potential across the organization.
  • Empower Project Success: Collaborate with Project Managers to mentor and guide staff in delivering assigned projects and initiatives on time and within budget.
  • Unlock Career Aspirations: Champion meaningful conversations about individual career development and leadership opportunities.

Drive Impactful Performance:

  • Set the Bar High: Establish ambitious goals for yourself and your team, pushing boundaries and achieving outstanding results.
  • Build Technical Prowess: Invest in continuous learning and development to equip staff with the skills they need to thrive.
  • Break Down Silos: Foster knowledge sharing and collaboration between all members of the EAS development and project management organization.

Lead with Collaboration:

  • Shape EAS's Technology Landscape: Collaborate with North Wind team in setting strategic direction within application development and project delivery initiatives.
  • Establish Strong Relationships: Build trust and understanding with stakeholders and customers alike to foster collaborative environments leading to smoother project execution and expanding future opportunities.
  • Champion Innovation: Collaborate with project managers and development staff to help drive technology solutions and implementation of Agile and DevSecOps practices.
  • Embrace Change: Encourage employees to explore new approaches, technologies, and methodologies to foster a culture of continuous improvement.

Ensure Responsible Operations:

  • Interviewing and Hiring: Collaborate with management and software engineers to conduct interviews, assess candidates, and make hiring decisions.
  • Mentoring and Coaching: Provide valued guidance and support to team members and staff, helping them develop their skills and achieve their goals.
  • Conducting Performance Reviews: Regularly evaluate employee performance, providing immediate constructive feedback, identifying both areas of excellence and areas for improvement.
  • Manage timekeeping processes and approvals accurately, ensuring staff is adhering to all established policies and procedures.
  • Ensure all necessary staff training is completed in a timely manner.


Education and Experience:

  • Education: A BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Management Information Systems, or a related IT field is necessary. Alternatively, equivalent years of relevant experience can be considered.
  • Leadership Experience: Minimum of 6 years of experience in a leadership role within the field of Information Technology.
  • Communication Skills: Demonstrate strong communication skills, effectively engaging with staff, management, peers, and customers.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to motivate software engineers and developers in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Ability to manage a diverse team of primarily remote direct-reports.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with customers, senior leadership, stakeholders, and project managers to facilitate project resource assignments.
  • Highly self-motivated and self-directed.
  • Support a staff of technical subject matter experts during nonstandard business hours as needed.
  • Lifelong learner and teacher who is adaptable and able to thrive in the face of challenges.
  • Passionate about clear and open communication with strong follow-up skills in all communication mediums.
  • Strategic thinker with a proactive and solutions-oriented mindset.
  • Commitment to maintaining the highest standards of integrity and confidentiality.

Special Requirements:

  • Must pass pre-employment background check
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screening
  • Applicants are required to have REAL ID ACT compliant documentation at time of hire and nothing on record that would prohibit you from gaining access to Department of Energy sites


  • Experience in a leadership position involving software engineers and developers.


While on the job, the employee will spend extended periods seated in an office setting, but will also need to stand, walk, and engage in verbal communication.


This position is in a remote first environment however this role may require limited time in the office. Work is performed within a typical office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8718 or use the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form to get assistance.

North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion, or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Proof of citizenship will be required as a condition of employment.

Candidates may be required to obtain and hold a Secret or Higher US Government Clearance.