Sentinel Principal Software Engineer / Sr Principal Software Engineer- Lab Automation- 10043 Roy, UT

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Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Principal Software Engineer / Sr Principal Software Engineer- Lab Automation - 10043 to join the test automation team as part of the Integration Assembly Test and Checkout (IATC) element of the Command and Launch (C&L) segment. This position will be located in Roy, Utah and will support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. Final grade level offered will be based on candidate experience.

What You'll Get To Do:

The selected candidate will:

• Work with test planning and execution teams to develop software products which automate testing, automate post-test data analysis, and other tasks which remove the "human in the loop" to make testing faster and safer

• Maintain software products to manage lab scheduling and configuration

• Use Object Oriented Programming language(s) to create and maintain these software products

• Solicit, develop, and maintain requirements and documentation for developed tools

This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off. Some travel may be required to Promontory, Utah; Colorado Springs, Colorado; and/or Vandenberg SFB, California. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

Position Benefits:

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Job Qualifications:

You'll Bring These Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Principal Software Engineer: Bachelor and 5 years of related experience; 3 years with Master's Degree; 0 years with PhD or 4 additional years in lieu of a degree

  • Senior Principal Software Engineer: Bachelor and 9 years of related experience; 7 years with Master's Degree; 4 years with PhD or 4 additional years in lieu of a degree

  • Active DoD Secret clearance with a reinvestigation date occurring in the last 5 years.

  • US Citizenship and ability to obtain Special Program Access (SAP)

  • Experience in Object Oriented Programming, examples are Java, C++, C#, and Python

  • Experience in automation development

  • Experience in Integration and Test

  • Understanding of computer networking principles

  • Ability to operate independently with minimal supervision

  • Ability to communicate effectively with customer counterparts and other engineering disciplines

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Top Secret security clearance with adjudication in the last 6 years

  • Master's Degree or PhD in a STEM discipline

  • Good understanding of one or more of the following applications: Cameo, JAZZ, SpiraTest, GitLab, WireShark, and LabView

  • Experience with the JavaScript React library

  • Experience collecting, processing and creating scripts to analyze large data streams of test information

  • Experience with Scrum, Agile, and Model Based Systems Engineering

  • Has been previously approved for special access programs


Salary Range: $90,400 - $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 .

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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