Principal / Sr. Principal Engineer SoftwareMorrisville, NC

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.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission.

The Space Systems Sector is seeking an experienced Principal Software Engineer or Senior Principal Software Engineer in to join a Ground team based out of Morrisville NC or Fairfax VA .

The successful candidate for this position will join a group of Software engineers that is adapting and upgrading an existing Command and Control platform for a new ground program.

The team is seeking a talented engineer who resolves software problems and utilizes software development and software design methodologies appropriate to the development environment. The successful candidate shall have experience with C++, Perl or Python, requirements analysis and synthesis from system level to individual software components, experience with the full software design life cycle.

Software Engineer Job description: D esigns, develops, documents, tests and debugs applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions. Conducts multidisciplinary research and collaborates with equipment designers and/or hardware engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of electronic data processing systems for product and commercial software. Determines computer user needs; analyzes system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls; prepares operating instructions; designs and develops compilers and assemblers, utility programs, and operating systems. Ensures software standards are met.

Basic Qualifications:

This position may be performed at a Principal Software Engineer level or Senior Principal Software Engineer level depending on the qualifications, skills, and experience of the candidate.

Principal Software Engineer: Bachelor's degree in STEM and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; 3 years of relevant experience with a Master's degree, or 0 years with a PhD. 9+ years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

Senior Principal Software Engineer: Bachelor's degree in STEM and a minimum of 9 years of relevant experience; 7 years of relevant experience with a Master's degree, or 4 years with a PhD. 13 + years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

  • Must be a US Citizen with ability to obtain and maintain TS/SCI. Must have active Secret clearance to start on day one.

  • Experience with Agile software development using C++ in a Linux environment

  • Experienced with software requirements analysis and synthesis

  • Experience developing ground satellite orbit determination software

  • Experience with Perl or Python

  • Experience with Redhat Linux to enable development of software in the following languages: C++, Java, Perl, Python

  • Experience with the full software design life cycle

  • Experience with Cornerstone.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Commercial Cloud Services (C2S) or Amazon Web Services (AWS)

  • Experienced with Atlassian tool suite (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket, etc.)

  • CI poly or FSP

  • Active TS/SCI

Salary Range: $97,500 - $160,900

Salary Range 2: $121,000 - $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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.