Melbourne, Florida

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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Sr. Principal Software Engineer join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, Florida.

Are you an innovative thinker interested in supporting the application of commercial technologies to operational military use cases? These cutting-edge technologies include 5G communications, machine learning, and future wireless technologies in support of advanced battle management capabilities!

Essential Functions:

Work with internal business partners to gather requirements, prototyping, architecting complex solutions supporting the building & test plan execution, performing quality reviews, triaging and fixing operational issues. It is critical that you understand the software development life cycle and have an in-depth knowledge of automated testing to facilitate and analyze large data sets.

Must be able to thrive in fast-paced environments, while multi-tasking and reprioritizing daily.

Draft whitepapers & proposals, create and present PowerPoint presentations

Participate in the full life-cycle of software development, to include requirements development, modeling and design, application development, unit to CSCI testing, integration, formal system testing, release, installation, and maintenance.

Apply technical expertise in solving complex integrations problems.  

Interact with Program Management, external suppliers and/or government customers.  

Work with various team members to integrate functionality with other software components

Gather and report software metrics as required

Support software working groups with the customer

Ensure software best practices

Become the subject matter expert for various subsystems of the program and contribute to the overall design of the software.

Contingency:  Position is contingent on Program Award and having a DoD Secret level clearance

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university with 9-years of software engineering experience OR a Master’s Degree in (STEM) with 7-years of software engineering experience OR a PhD Degree in (STEM) with 4-years of software engineering experience. 

Experience developing software/coding in C/C++ or other OOP languages within both Windows and Linux environments

Knowledge of 5G communication software development

At minimum, an active DoD Secret level security clearance is required to apply and start on Day 1, with the ability to obtain and maintain special program access (PAR) within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the company to meet its business needs. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering

Familiarity with the Atlassian tool suite with add-ons like Git and Confluence

Familiarity with the Agile software development process

Desired experience in creating Basis of Estimates (BOEs) and/or executing program budgets.

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.

Melbourne, Florida

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.

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