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Principal Software Engineer or Sr. Principal Software Engineer

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: October 12, 2019

Job Description:

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

The Engineering & 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!

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Principal Software Engineer or Sr. Principal Software Engineer based out of Colorado Springs, CO.

What You'll get to Do:

Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems Sector organization is seeking applicants for a position on the Sustainment and Modernization of Radars (SMORS) program. This position will serve as a software engineer supporting the Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System (PARCS). This position will be located in Colorado Springs, CO.

The engineer selected to this position will:

- Provide software engineering solutions in an Agile development environment.

- Participate in requirements derivation, analysis, system/software design.

- Participate in software implementation to include static code analysis, unit-level testing and documentation.

- Support system integration efforts, contractor developmental test and evaluation and Government acceptance testing.

- Provide engineering and technical assistance for operational site personnel.

- Perform/support rapid software defect root cause analysis and solution development.

- Actively participate in continual improvement of system, software, and processes.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.


This requisition may be filled at either a Principal or Sr. Principal Software Engineer level.

Basic Qualifications:

- Bachelor's degree in software engineering, computer science or related discipline from an accredited college.

- For a Principal Software Engineer:5 years or more of professional experience; or 3 years of professional experience with a Master's degree

- For a Sr. Principal Software Engineer: 9 years or more of professional experience; or 7 years of professional experience with a Master's degree.

- Experience with design and development leveraging an Object Oriented architecture

- Experience with Windows and NIX based operating systems.

- Experience with applied automated testing techniques including unit and integration testing

- Strong ability to debug and trace existing baseline for system troubleshooting and impact analysis

- Understanding of standard software development lifecycle and supporting technical stack

- Must have strong organization skills and an ability to prioritize assigned work in order to meet deadlines.

- Must be detail-oriented with good written & verbal communication skills.

- Position requires U.S. Citizenship.

- Must be able to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Active DoD Secret security clearance

- Able to deliver successful results based on general objectives with minimal guidance.

- Experience with leading software defect root cause analysis and solution development.

- Familiarity with Missile Defense, Missile Warning and Space Situational Awareness missions.

- Familiarity with Phased Array Radar technology.

- Experience utilizing model based systems engineering and software design methodologies (SYSML/UML)

- Experience developing real-time Object-Oriented Software architectures, with C++ or Java, preferable to have experience with both.

- Familiarity with Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System (PARCS) technology and programs.

- Familiarity with the PARCS Mission Data Processor.

- Experience in the use of Atlassian tools.

- Experience interacting with Government Stakeholders

- Experience developing Object-Oriented software architectures with C++ or Java

- Experience using agile development methodologies, preferably SCRUM or Scaled Agile Framework.

- Detailed knowledge of Microsoft Windows, RedHat Linux, and Solaris operating systems

- Experience developing network based applications in a pub/sub or messaging environment

- Experience with Real Time Operating systems

- Experience with Emulation/Virtualization technologies

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

Health Plan

Savings Plan

Paid Time Off

Education Assistance

Training and Development

Flexible Work Arrangements

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.

Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

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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