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.
The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission.
Northrop Grumman Space Systems Sector is looking for you to join our team as a Senior Principal Software Engineer based out of Aurora, CO.
About our organization: As a Senior Principal Software Engineer, you'll be joining our growing Aurora Software and Digital Engineering department which has 200+ Software Engineer, DevOps Engineer, Systems Administrator, Database Administrator, and Network Engineer peers from entry-level to the most senior chief engineers and architects. Senior Principal Software Engineers are expected to be role-models and mentors to less-experienced staff. Senior Principal Software Engineers may also get into informal and formal technical leadership roles within their programs, as applicable and per interest. We have plenty of opportunity for career advancement into higher level technical roles or leadership positions. Our Software Department is part of a larger organization that includes Systems Engineering, Integration, and Test staff as well as a Hardware Engineering unit. This larger organization influences cross-program collaboration, professional development and training, as well as engagement and inclusion activities such as lunch-n-learns, campus events, and leadership mixers.
Bachelor's degree in Science with 9+ years of software development experience; 7 years with a Master's; 0 years with a PhD; or 4 additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
Experience as a front-end, back-end, or full-stack developer
Experience developing on team s using Agile methodology, process, and tools
Experience designing, developing, and troubleshooting in Java
Experience using object oriented design
Experience using version control soft ware
Must have a current Top Secret security clearance and the ability to qualify for an SCI to be considered
Must be able to obtain a Counterintelligence Polygraph (CI-Poly)
Offers are contingent upon receiving the Top Secret (TS) / SCI clearance
It is preferred that a given candidate has some of the preferred qualification below. No expectation of all.
Experience designing, developing, and troubleshooting distributed systems
Experience designing, developing, and troubleshooting in virtualized environments (VMs, AWS Cloud Instances)
Experience as a full-stack developer
Experience with software development on Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Experience with range of software development phases from research, to new development, and to operations
Experience with Dockerization and Container Management (Dockers and Kubernetes)
Experience with Atlassian tools (Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket)
Experience with AWS Services
Experience with ground command/control or ground processing systems (scheduling, tasking, antennas, hardware interfaces, data processing)
Experience with software system integration, testing, and deployment, including but not limited to automation
Experience with DevOps and/or Site Reliability Engineering
Experience in leading software engineers in roles such as Scrum Master, Team Lead, Product Owner, or similar
Current Top Secret/SCI security clearance
Current Counterintelligence Polygraph ( CI-Poly ) completed within the last 5 years
Salary Range: $123,800 - $185,800
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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.