Principal Scientific Software Developing Engineer/Sr. Principal Scientific Software Developing Engineer Magna, UT

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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems - Propulsion Systems is currently seeking a Scientific Software Developing Engineer with experience and/or background in developing engineering and scientific application software. A background and/or education in engineering disciplines such as structural analysis, heat transfer and/or fluid dynamics is desirable. The software engineer will develop software applications that support design and analysis of solid rocket motors, missiles, munitions and aerospace vehicles. The position is in either the Bacchus (Magna) or Promontory, Utah offices.

Description & Responsibilities:

This position is a software developer role working with a team of other engineer developers that develop and maintain internal software for finite element analysis, heat transfer, thermal ablation, chemical fuel analysis, filament winding, fracture mechanics, composite design, and other engineering design and analysis functions used Propulsion Systems and other Northrop Grumman business units spanning Space, Defense and Aeronautics sectors. The position reports to the Science and Engineering organization at Propulsion Systems in Utah.

Job Duties:

  • Develop engineering software and tools to support the design, analysis and fabrication of solid rocket motors, nozzles, rocket casings, munitions, flares and other aerospace vehicles

  • Work with other software engineers using Agile Scrum methods to develop and support tools for the engineering staff at Propulsion Systems.

  • Interact with other Northrop Grumman engineers and scientist to develop requirements, theory, and algorithms for code development.

  • Develop graphical user interfaces, interactive graphics and simulation tools that support Propulsion System product design, testing and manufacturing .

Experience Requirements:

  • 3 - 9 years of software development

  • Background and/or experience with mathematical modeling & computer simulation methods such as finite element analysis (FEA), computational fluid dynamics (CFD), rocket motor ballistics or heat transfer

  • Window/Linux/Python scripting & programming knowledge desired


  • Programming Languages: C/C++, Python, Azure Dev Ops, C#, Git/GitHub

  • Strong skills in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel

  • Knowledge of Windows, Unix/Linux commands & operating systems

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including physical & virtual presentations

  • Agile Scrum experience desirable

Educational Requirements:

  • BS degree in Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science with 5 years of experience or 3 with a MS

  • Position can be filled one level higher, BS and 9 years' experience or MS and 7 years' experience

Salary Range: $90,400 - $135,600

Salary Range 2: $112,000 - $168,000

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 .

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