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Sr. Principal Software Engineer - (WSS / TESLA)

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: August 4, 2022

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 Space Systems - Missile Defense Systems has an exciting career opportunity for a Sr. Principal Software Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located at the Schriever SFP in Colorado Springs, CO.Position Overview:The selected Sr. Principal Software Engineer will support the Specialized Warfighter Development Contract (SWCD). The Warfighter Simulation and Services (WSS) team offers opportunities to support the U. S. Missile Defense System through the development of Modeling and Simulation applications used in warfighter training and exercises, concept evaluation, developmental engineering, testing, and verification and assessment. The Sr. Principal Software Engineer will support the Tactical Emulation for Software-in-the-Loop Assessment (TESLA) product line of the WSS team.Essential Functions:

  • Designing, developing, testing, integrating, and documenting features for the TESLA project using C++ and targeting deployment on Linux operating systems.
  • Support simulation of missile defense systems using native tactical code in a specialized virtual environment.
  • lead a small development team in expanding the TESLA software architecture to support the needs of the Modeling and Simulation community in running tactical code within federated simulation frameworks.
  • I nterfacing with TESLA customers and preparing technical briefings to TESLA stakeholders. Basic Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline preferred from an accredited university and 9 years of related experience, or a Master's Degree in a STEM discipline and 7 years of related experience, or a PhD and 4 years related experience, or 13 years of relevant experience in lieu of the degree.
    • Proficient in software development using C++ (C++14 or greater) and a strong understanding of Linux platforms.
    • Experience with KVM virtualization and system emulators such as QEMU
    • Basic understanding of computer architectures, and experience using the Linux Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) subsystem for virtualization, and knowledge of IP networking protocols.
    • Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain an active U.S. Government security clearance at the DoD Secret level; and a minimum of an interim Secret clearance will be required to start. Preferred Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Math, Software Engineering or related field.
      • Experience in agile software development methodologies including Scrum and Kanban.
      • Experience with the Google Test unit testing framework.
      • Experience with Atlassian Tool Suite (Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket).
      • Ability to plan and lead a development effort.
      • Knowledge/experience in any of the following: Federated Simulation Frameworks such as OSF, missile defense domain knowledge, infrared space surveillance, and modeling and simulation development.
      • Strong written, verbal, and presentation communication skills.
      • Ability to independently determine and develop approaches to solutions and meet objectives.
      • A current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Secret or Top-Secret security clearance. Salary Range: $114,300 USD - $171,500 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.

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