Principal Software Engineer / Sr. Principal Software Engineer

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Northrop Grumman
Full Time

Job Description

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 Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security. Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization 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!

We are looking for you to join our team as a Principal Software Engineer or Sr. Principal Software Engineer based out of San Jose, CA. As a Principal Software Engineer or Sr. Principal Software Engineer at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter. Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation. The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.

What You'll get to Do:
Be part of our Agile development team using modern development practices in a DevOps environment with an emphasis on Continuous Integration. Work on C++ primarily, may also work on Java and/or Python programming. Potentially be involved in mostly new development for a micro-service event driven architecture using Docker Containers, Kubernetes, Helm charts and AWS services. Also get to utilize the Atlassian product suite, including Jira, Bitbucket, Bamboo, and Confluence. Perform maintenance and sustainment engineering for existing baselines which may require programming in C/C++. Overall, there is a wide range of software subsystems you may work on based on a combination of experience and interests, such as, back-end mathematical, signal processing, scientific algorithms, computer security, and front-end web-based GUIs. Our small but highly energized Agile Scrum team has a significant software effort on a growing program with a large impact. Please consider joining us and thrive within our fast-paced software development team! We pride ourselves in our experience and highly supportive environment.

This is a great opportunity for a self-starter to work in a dynamic environment with real world technical content supporting a number of tools and systems. There is plenty of opportunity for career advancement into leadership positions.

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This position may be filled as a Principal Software Engineer or a Sr. Principal Software Engineer

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Software Engineer:
  • Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 5 years related years of experience. An additional 4 years of experience in lieu of degree may be considered.
  • Experience with Agile software development using C++ and/or any other object oriented language such as, Java or Python, in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux environment
  • Knowledge of object oriented design and software lifecycles
  • Experience with version control software
  • Must have an Active Top Secret/SCI security clearance
Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal Software Engineer:
  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 9 years related years of experience. An additional 4 years of experience in lieu of degree may be considered.
  • Experience with Agile software development using C++ and/or any other object oriented language such as, Java or Python, in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux environment
  • Knowledge of object oriented design and software lifecycles
  • Experience with version control software
  • Must have an Active Top Secret/SCI security clearance
Preferred Qualifications:
  • STEM degree preferred, such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering, etc
  • Experience with supporting operational systems and distributed systems
  • Experience with working in Virtualized Environments (VMs, AWS Cloud Instances)
  • Experience with Atlassian tools (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket)
  • Previous exposure to working with ground systems (scheduling, tasking, antennas, working with hardware interfaces)
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Salary Range: $115,200 USD - $172,800 USD
Salary Range 2: $142,800 USD - $214,200 USD

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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

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 most positions.


Company Information

Northrop Grumman solves the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defense and cyberspace to meet the ever-evolving needs of our customers worldwide. Our 90,000 employees are Defining Possible every day using science, technology and engineering to create and deliver advanced systems, products and services. Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will allow you to work together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines.

© 2020 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. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit our site.

Dice Id : 10122071
Position Id : R10069306
Originally Posted : 2 months ago

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