Principal Engineer Software (DevOps)Melbourne, FL

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 Aeronautics Systems Sector has an opening for a Principal Engineer Software to join Global Surveillance Division supporting the team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, Florida.

Responsibilities will include deploying, automating, maintaining, troubleshooting, and improving the systems and software infrastructure running smoothly. The role requires you to have hands on technical experience and a can-do approach towards environment automation and management along with continuous improvements. You will be a team member working in agile development process. You will be responsible for the design and implementation of application builds, releases, deployment along with configuration activities. Your responsibilities will include working with internal business partners to gather requirements, prototyping, and architecting complex solutions supporting the building and test plan execution, performing quality reviews, and triaging and fixing operational issues. The candidate will assist with the integration, troubleshooting and testing of implemented software changes. The ideal candidate will have the ability to take ownership of an ambiguous hard problems and drive to a solution, while working in a team environment. It is critical that you understand the software development life cycle and have an in-depth knowledge of automated testing to facilitate and analyze large data sets. The Software Engineer will develop, modify, and maintain customized or standardized applications using software engineering best practices and standards, and participate in the full life cycle of software development, to include requirements development, modeling and design, application development, unit to CSCI testing, integration, formal system testing, release, installation, and maintenance.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to take ownership of hard problems and drive to a solution, while working in a team environment and provide leadership for its implementation. It is critical that you understand the software development life cycle and have an in-depth knowledge of automated testing to facilitate and analyze large data sets. The Software Engineer will participate in the full life cycle of software development, to include requirements development, modeling and design, application development, unit to CSCI testing, integration, formal system testing, release, installation, and maintenance. The Software Engineer will apply technical expertise in solving complex integrations problems. The Software Engineer will interact with Program Management, external suppliers and/or government customers. Therefore, excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills are required. A solid experience in bash scripting, C/C++, or other OOP languages, in a Linux environment is required. Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD secret security clearance and Special Program Access is a required.

Essential Functions:

  • Full lifecycle design, implementation, and unit testing of software.

  • Apply extensive technical expertise and has full knowledge of other related disciplines. Able to communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings.

  • Provide technical solutions to a wide range of complex difficult problems that are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with programs objectives.

  • In depth understanding and wide application of technical principle, theories, and concepts in the field listed under the basic qualifications.

  • Design, develop, document, test and debug applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions.

  • Conduct multidisciplinary research when needed and collaborates with equipment designers and/or hardware engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of electronic data processing systems for product.

  • Work with various team members to integrate functionality with other software components.

  • Provide technical solutions to a wide range of complex difficult problems. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organization objectives.

  • Supporting the gathering and reporting software metrics.

  • Follow program software best practices.

  • Develop software products within all phases of the software lifecycle.

  • Able to work independently and identify solutions to complex problems.

  • Represents the organization as the prime technical contact on contracts and projects. Interacts with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations.

Basic Qualifications:

  • (Principal Engineer Software) bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 5 or more years of experience in software engineering OR a Master's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline and 3 or more years of experience in software engineering. A dditional years of experience (military or commercial) in the software engineering field may be considered in lieu of a STEM degree.

  • Development experience with C/C++ or other OOP languages.

  • Experience developing software in a Linux and Windows environment.

  • Experience with debugging software in both the desktop and target environments.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Experience with Agile software development.

  • Experience with configuration management using industry standard tools and processes.

  • Familiarity with the Atlassian tool suite, plugins, Git and Confluence.

  • US citizen with ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret level security clearance.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain special program access.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in a (STEM) Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics discipline from an accredited university with 10+ year's software development experience.

  • Experience developing software within the SELinux environment.

  • Familiarity with the Atlassian tool suite with add-ons like Git and Confluence.

  • Full software development life cycle experience.

  • Rhapsody and/or Cameo UML Modeling experience.

  • Experience with developing automation solutions supporting the CI/CD pipeline.

  • Experience configuring RedHat Linux and Microsoft Windows within a secure environment.

  • Experience using python and other scripting languages in a development environment.

  • Experience with formal software test and Weapon System evaluations.

  • Experience in Source Code Version Control (Bitbucket, Gitlab)

  • Experience in automation servers (Bamboo, Jenkins)

Salary Range: $92,600 - $139,000

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.