Fairfax, Virginia

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.

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We’re looking for innovators, who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we will support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you will have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a talented self-motivated Java / Principal Java Software Engineer to join an exciting, complex, mission-focused software development project working with a team of qualified diverse individuals in Dulles, VA.

The selected candidate will join a high performing software development team supporting mission critical systems, and is expected to apply best software engineering principals and Agile engineering methodologies to research, design, develop, and modify application software.

Specific Responsibilities include:Designs, develops, documents, tests and debugs applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions that results in compelling easy to use products in support of mission critical systems.

Conducts independent, multidisciplinary research and collaborates with designers and/or engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of data processing systems.

Determines computer user needs; analyzes system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls; prepares operating instructions; designs and develops compilers and assemblers, utility programs, and operating systems.

Work and participate in a Scrum team utilizing agile methodology best practices to deliver high quality products.

This position maybe filled at a level 2 or 3 aligned with the Basic Qualifications shown below.Basic Qualifications:Active Top Secret with SCI and Polygraph clearance.

Level 2 Basic Qualifications: 2 Years with Bachelors in Science; 0 Years with Masters, preferably in Computer Science, Information Systems, System Engineering, Business or related discipline. Overall experience can be considered in lieu of degree.

Level 3 Basic Qualifications: 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD. preferably in Computer Science, Information Systems, System Engineering, Business or related discipline. Overall experience can be considered in lieu of degree.

Experience in Java/J2EE and foundational knowledge of object-oriented design and software patterns.

Experience developing and maintaining full stack web applications.

Ability to work as part of a team

Ability to create documentation

Ability to formulate and articulate an approach to solve problem.

Preferred Qualifications:Have good communication skills

Ability to work independently and a self-starter

Familiarity with practices such as test-driven development (TDD), Agile Software.

Experience presenting and defending application designs and development patterns to customers

Experience with one of more of the following: Maven, Spring Framework, Hibernate, Oracle, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, JS Frameworks (JQuery), & AWS.

Experience identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement new options.

Experience developing and maintaining Web Service Protocols, REST API’s, and JSON is preferred.

Experience developing and maintaining web applications while addressing accessibility concerns is preferred.

Cloud experience - Experience working in an Agile environment.

Demonstrated initiative developing his/her technical career.

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.

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.

Fairfax, Virginia

Become part of a team at the forefront of technology and the frontline of defense when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. We currently have opportunities across the world for those ready to solve our toughest challenges on land, sea, air, space and cyberspace.

With Northrop Grumman, you’ll be joining a culture where your voice is heard and contributions are valued. Launch your career and join the over 17,000 veterans pushing past possible every day to create and deliver the most advanced systems that connect and protect our world.  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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO.