After 15 plus years, I recently left Northrop Grumman. It was certainly a sad transition but it was for the better.
NG was a great phase in my life and I highly recommended the company. Long story... in mid 2001, I was laid off during the dot-com crash. My family and I were living in Scottsdale at the time and I looked around for another software gig but there was nothing happening. After a short while, my wife and I decided to move back to California. Without a job, we drove along the coast looking for a place to call home. We eventually settled on Encinitas and shortly thereafter I landed the job at NG.
Some of the many highlights that stand out in my memory:
- My first project at NCTSI at Point Loma
- Working on SRMT
- Visiting SPAWAR Old Town
- BACN first flight at MCAS Miramar
- Moving to Spectrum offices
- Participating in the company Toastmaster's club
- Moving to Mission Valley office for a couple years
- Being nominated for the Emerg1NG Leader program which was a life changer for me
- Getting into Scrum
- Flight test for SNP
Many thanks to all the folks I worked with over the years, especially Curtis E., my manager for 13 of those 15 years.
My new gig is with Georgia Tech Research Institute where I will be working on cyber projects. It is an exciting new area for me and can't wait to get going.