Software Engineer (Harrogate, UK) Harrogate, GBR

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 is seeking a Software Engineer to become a member of the software applications team, working as part of an integrated and globally disperse team. The position requires a flexible work schedule driven by system and operational requirements and is located at a field site in Harrogate, United Kingdom.

This role requires a two (2) year commitment. The engineer will be expected to work a non-traditional workweek that will include occasional 12-hour shifts and weekends.

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

Essential Functions:

The software team in Harrogate requires individuals with software engineering experience who can work in a structured, configuration controlled, environment. There is a strong focus on the support and maintenance of real-time, mission-oriented software applications. Qualified candidates will be responsible for evaluating real-time operational software issues and providing immediate solutions. Responsibilities include the installation, integration and verification of new software baselines. Qualified candidates must be able to work independently in a dynamic, fast paced, global team environment.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Support, maintenance and documentation of real-time operational software

  • Development of software tools to complement software maintenance activities

  • Improvement, implementation and verification of software standards

  • Collaboration and support in a global environment

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

  • Effective communication with customer counterparts and other engineering disciplines

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline plus 2 years of engineering/technical experience OR a Master's of Science Degree in a STEM discipline plus 0 years of engineering/technical experience

  • Proficiency in Perl or other scripting languages

  • Willingness to complete a two-year overseas tour

  • Willingness to complete a comprehensive physical and psychological examination and security/polygraph screening prior to beginning the assignment

  • Ability to obtain a DoD Top Secret clearance, SCI access and counterintelligence polygraph examination

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency and interest in some of the below is highly beneficial for this role:

  • Languages: C++, Java, C#, Python

  • Technology and platforms: Red Hat Linux, VMS, Git, Atlassian Tool Suite

  • Security+ Certification

  • Experience with Agile methodologies and techniques, and continuous integration

  • Experience supporting real-time operational software

  • Experience working in a geographically diverse team and matrix organization

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

  • Prior full lifecycle software development experience

  • Active Top Secret/SCI or DoD Top Secret with an SSBI and counterintelligence polygraph examination in the last five years

Salary Range: $77,200 - $115,800

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.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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.

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