Principal / Sr. Principal Software EngineerAlice Springs, AUS

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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for launch systems capabilities serving national security, military, civil and commercial customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

Northrop Grumman, Strategic Space Systems Division, has an opening for a Principal Software Engineer OR Sr. Principal Software Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Alice Springs, AU.

This position can be filled at a level 3 or 4

This role requires a two (2) year commitment and the ability to successfully pass a physical and psychological exam. Ability to work odd and/or extended hours covering a 24/7 period and periodic 12-hour shifts.

A comprehensive overseas compensation package is offered with this position including relocation assistance.

Essential Functions:

The software team in Alice Springs requires individuals with software engineering experience who can work in a structured, configuration controlled environment, primarily focused on the support and maintenance of real-time software applications. Qualified candidates will be responsible for evaluating operational software problems and providing immediate solutions to restore service. Responsibilities also include the integration and verification of new baselines. Qualified candidates must be able to work in a dynamic and fast paced team environment.

Principal duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Support, maintenance and documentation of software applications

  • Determination of the operations feasibility of software modifications

  • Development of software tools to complement software maintenance activities

  • Verification that software standards are met

  • On-call 24/7 emergency anomaly response to support restoration of software operations

Level 3 Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) discipline plus 5 years of engineering/technical experience OR a Masters of Science Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) discipline plus 3 years of engineering/technical experience

  • Demonstrated ability in PERL or other scripting languages

  • Experience with C++, Java, or Python programming languages

  • Proficiency with VMS or LINUX/UNIX operating systems

  • Active Top Secret/SCI or DoD Top Secret with an SSBI and counterintelligence polygraph examination

Level 4 Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) discipline plus 9 years of engineering/technical experience OR a Masters of Science Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) discipline plus 7 years of engineering/technical experience

  • Demonstrated ability in PERL or other scripting languages

  • Experience with C++, Java, or Python programming languages

  • Proficiency with VMS or LINUX/UNIX operating systems

  • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance / SCI Access plus a counterintelligence (CI) polygraph examination.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance / SCI Access with a counterintelligence (CI) polygraph examination adjudicated within the last five years

  • Possess strong self-initiative and ability to operate independently with minimal supervision

  • Demonstrated experience troubleshooting complex issues and possess ability to multi-task

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with software, hardware, and systems test engineers, system administrators, and program/functional management.

  • Experience with Atlassian tools such as Jira, Git, Subversion, Confluence, etc.

  • Familiar with Agile Software methodologies (Scrum or Kanban)

  • Prior full lifecycle software development experience

  • Software applications engineering experience on Atlantis, Rodeo, Rushmore, COAST, or associated development contracts

Salary Range: $95,100 - $142,700

Salary Range 2: $117,900 - $176,900

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.