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Northrop Grumman Principal Software Engineer in Melbourne, Florida

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Principal Software Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, Florida .

Essential Functions:

Support an operational program environment by developing new capabilities, testing, troubleshooting, and resolving problems/anomalies. Support all facets of the software design, development, and integration life cycle for software. This position offers an opportunity to learn the technology stack through self-guided study and mentorship from senior engineers on the program. There are opportunities to solve exciting and technically challenging issues contributing to the design of the overall system.

  • Participating in the full life-cycle of software development including; requirements, modeling and design, application development, unit to CSCI testing, integration, formal system testing, release, installation, and maintenance using best practices and standards.

  • Analysis of change requests and requirements for a new software support capabilities, software, implementation of software using C++, python scripts, and other programming tools.

  • Cross-team collaboration with various sub teams to integrate functionality with other IPTs

  • Become familiar with all aspects of the software life cycle, working with other IPTs to develop a design, formalize it with requirements, design documentation, implementation, and formal testing.


We offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment.

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself. Every ERG is inclusive of all employees!


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) field from an accredited university with 5-years of software engineering experience OR a Master's Degree in (STEM) with 3-years of software engineering experience OR a PhD Degree in (STEM.)

  • Experience developing software / writing code in C/C++ and/or Java

  • An active DoD Secret or Top Secret level security clearance is required to apply and to start on Day 1, with the ability to obtain and maintain program access (PAR) within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering

  • Experience in Software Test

  • Familiarity with Rhapsody, Eclipse, Atlassian Tools (Jira, Bitbucket, Confluence, Crucible, Bamboo etc..) Familiarity with Agile software development process Experience with Python Eclipse or other integrated development environment (IDE) Knowledge of Linux systems with basic commands

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.

Job Category : Engineering