Northrop Grumman (DoD SkillBridge) - Principal Cyber Software Engineer or Senior Principal Cyber Software EngineerColorado Springs, 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.

Job Title: Northrop Grumman (DoD SkillBridge) - Principal Cyber Software Engineer or Senior Principal Cyber Software Engineer

NG- Military Internship Program Description:

As one of the largest global security companies in the world, Northrop Grumman is proud to help our nation's military personnel make the transition to civilian careers. Approximately 1/4th of Northrop Grumman's 90,000 employees self-identify as veterans, and more than 1,600 are reservists.

The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program (NG-MIP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.29 .The NG-MIP program is an opportunity for transitioning service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through an individual internship during their last 6 months of service, for up to 180 days. The Northrop Grumman Military internship Program is open to all ranks and experience levels. SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as active-duty service members .

Responsibilities for this internship position are:

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has developed the Northrop Grumman - Military Internship Program (DoD SkillBridge) utilizing the DoDI guidance for SkillBridge. During this program the service member will be on-site at his or her host company performing an individual internship in an entry to mid-level career type role. The service member will be on the job training supporting a work schedule equivalent to 40hrs per week. Outlined below are the Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the program.

Goals - Provide transitioning service members fellowship-style job skills training during the last portion(s) of their military commitment. This program is specifically designed to offer internships that result in the potential to transition to a full-time opportunity as the conclusion of the training. Interns will serve as a pipeline for high-speed, motivated military candidates into NGC.

Objectives - Service Members who complete the Intern program will be highly-trained, capable, future employees that align to the specific needs of the organization and are prepared to meet the NG mission "Defining Possible" on Day 1. This program provides a comprehensive internship experience including professional development, networking with leadership, and training specifically focused on NG leadership principles, company history, customer/stakeholder engagement, product and service overview, and core job responsibilities.

Outcome - Offer transitioning service member a rewarding opportunity to join the Northrop Grumman team.

DoD SkillBridge Eligibility:

  • Has served at least 180 days on active duty

  • Is within 12 months of separation or retirement

  • Will receive an honorable discharge

  • Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS

  • Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months

  • Received Unit Commander ( first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) written authorization and approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge Program prior to start of internship.

Job Description:

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is seeking a Principal Cyber Software Engineer or Senior Principal Cyber Software Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals at our Colorado Springs, Colorado location. The NGMS team develops new capacities for our military, intelligence, and other government customers. We solve complex problems developing cyber hardware and software solutions. We offer flexible work arrangements, personal growth through learning opportunities, and competitive 401k matching.

This technical subject area includes:

• Programming in Kernel Mode (Windows, Linux) using (C/C++, Assembly)

• Conduct Reverse Engineering and Vulnerability Analysis (x86, x64, MIPS, PPC, or ARM)

• Network Programming (C/C++)

• Network protocols TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, SSL, etc.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Level:

• B.S. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field and 5 years of relevant work experience OR M.S. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field and 3 years of relevant work experience OR Ph.D and 0 years of relevant work experience. NOTE: 4 years of relevant work experience can be substituted for the degree.

• US Citizen with ability to obtain Secret clearance before start. Ability to obtain Top Secret

• Demonstrated software programming experience in C/C+• Experience with a debugging or system analysis tool (i.e. Wireshark, IDAPro, OllyDebug, WinDBG, JTAG debuggers)

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal Level:

• B.S. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field and 9 years of relevant work experience OR M.S. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field and 7 years of relevant work experience OR Ph.D and 4 years of relevant work experience. NOTE: 4 years of relevant work experience can be substituted for the degree.

• US Citizen with ability to obtain Secret clearance before start. Ability to obtain Top Secret

• Demonstrated software programming experience in C/C+• Experience with a debugging or system analysis tool (i.e. Wireshark, IDAPro, OllyDebug, WinDBG, JTAG debuggers)

Preferred Qualifications:

• Active Top Secret security clearance

• Experience in software development to include any of the following: kernel mode, embedded, command and control, web applications, network applications

• Familiarity with Assembly Languages (x86, x64, MIPS, PPC, or ARM)

• Experience developing software for multiple operating system environments

• Development of lower level networking protocols such as TCP/IP and UDP

• Understanding of return oriented programming (ROP) concepts and execution

• Ability to develop and implement shell code

• Ability to understand secure / insecure programming concepts (format string vulnerabilities, heap overflows, etc.)

• Familiarity with git and automated build system workflows (Jenkins, Go, etc.)

This position offers the option of a 9/80 or 4/10 work schedule. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off. The 4/10 schedule allows employees to work four ten-hour days Monday through Thursday and take off every Friday.

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