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Principal Software Engineer

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: August 6, 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 - Launch and Missile Defense Systems has an exciting career opportunity for a Principal Software Engineerto join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Colorado Springs, CO. Position Overview: As part of the Specialized Warfighter Development Contract (SWDC) 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 selected Principal Software Engineer will support the Missile Defense Advanced Simulation (MDASim) project on the Specialized Warfighter Development Contract (SWDC). This role designs, develops, tests, documents and integrates simulation products for MDASim using C++ and/or C# programming languages on Windows operating systems. Essential Functions:

  • Designing and developing software to model various missile and air defense capabilities and concepts.
  • Candidate may be responsible for leading development of an agile software feature team within the context of a larger team.
    • Will assist in the development of simulation and software architectures.
    • Additional responsibilities could include interfacing with BMD I-Sim customers and presenting technical briefings to BMD I- Sim stakeholders. The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels. Basic Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline preferred from an accredited university and5 years of related experience, or a Master's Degree in a STEM discipline and 3 years of related experience.
      • Experience developing software in object-oriented programming languages such as C, C++, or Java.
      • Ability and willingness to travel 10% to support business needs.
      • Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain an active U.S. Government security clearance at the DoD secret level. Preferred Qualifications:
        • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field.
        • Experience in software development, including analysis, design, code, test and integration.
        • Strong, written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills to collaborate effectively with technical teams and customer personnel.
        • Experience in engineering M&S systems using an optimistic and/or conservative discrete event simulation platform.
        • Knowledge or experience in several of the following: missile defense domain knowledge, command and control, and modeling and simulation development.
        • Experience in agile software development methodologies like Scrum or Kanban.
        • Experience with JIRA and GIT.
        • A current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Secret security clearance. Salary Range: $92,200 USD - $138,400 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.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Colorado Springs , Principal Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Colorado Springs, Colorado

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