Principal / Sr. Principal Software Engineer - FORGEBoulder, CO

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 Launch and Missile Defense Systems division within Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Principal / Sr. Principal Software Development and Integration Engineer to join the Future Operationally Resilient Ground Evolution (FORGE) Sensor Specific Processing (SSP) Team. Our domain provides rewarding work that contributes to the latest advancements being made in the missile defense industry. FORGE SSP is a software application hosted on the Governments FORGE framework used to process legacy Space Based Infrared Sensor (SBIRS) data. This position will be based in Boulder, CO.

Position Overview:

As a Principal / Sr. Principal Software Development and Integration Engineer, you will be responsible for the testing, deployment, and troubleshooting/debugging of software applications to multiple locations across Colorado. Primary software deployments to local locations within Boulder. Minimal travel to Aurora and Colorado Springs for software deployment and testing.

Essential Functions:

  • Software engineering support for multi-language environment. Priority order: Python V3, C++, and Java • Will operate proficiently in Linux environments.

  • Software deployment, integration, and test in Government classified facilities. NG Boulder will be homebase the bulk of the time.

  • Live software debug/troubleshooting and defect documentation

  • Utilizing Jira to document bugs and enhancements

  • Enhance usability, performance, and maintainability of systems via analysis and bug fixes.

  • Development of test scripts and unit tests

  • Conduct integration, troubleshooting, and testing at internal and customer facilities

  • This role will focus primarily on software onboarding, integration, and testing, and will include software development.

Seeking candidates who find satisfaction in working on challenging and diverse assignments in collaborative settings across all levels.

This requisition may be filled at a higher level based on the qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications:

This requisition may be filled at either a Principal or Sr. Principal Software Engineer level.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Software Engineer or Sr. Principal Software Engineer:

  • Principal Software Engineer: Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline preferred from an accredited university and 5 years of related experience or a Master's degree in a STEM discipline and 3 years of experience, or a PhD and 0 years of experience, or 9 years of related experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Sr. Principal Software Engineer: Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline preferred from an accredited university and 9 years of related experience, or a Master's degree in a STEM discipline and 7 years experience, or a PhD and 4 years of experience, or 13 years of related experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Linux OS experience

  • Python and C++ proficiency

  • Ability and willingness to travel up-to 20% to support business needs.

  • Applicants must have an active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Secret security clearance which is required to start; and the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret with SCI (TS/SCI) eligibility.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current TS/SCI security clearance.

  • OO design pattern and modern data structure experience

  • Software development and troubleshooting in a team environment.

  • Familiarity with CI/CD tools

  • Familiarity with OpenShift

  • Agile development experience

  • Atlassian Tool Suite experience

  • Experience developing test cases and supporting requirement verification.

  • Ability to work and collaborate with external stakeholders directly.

  • Experience integrating systems in customer facilities.

Salary Range: $107,300 - $160,900

Salary Range 2: $133,000 - $199,600

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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.