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Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSP) is looking for you to join our team as a Sr. Principal Software Engineer based out of Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, CO.
What You'll Get to Do:
The Software Engineer's primary responsibility is to work as a member of the JEMINI software development team to develop and test innovative solutions in support of MDA projects and experiments.
This position will focus on the development of the JEMINI system and integrating with C2BMC and will contribute to other ongoing projects as needed.
Other efforts include the assessment on how the JEMINI system performs using state vectors, integrating source tracks and assessing track processing results, generating and assessing concurrent radar and sensor tracks during simulated and live flight test events, and enhancing experimental prototypes based on results of these activities.
The Software Engineer will apply these results to identify and work to enhance JEMINI and C2BMC for future operations.
The Software Engineer must possess an understanding of software development processes and principles and be able to communicate the desired capabilities to a diverse group of developers, engineers, subject matter experts, and system users.
The Software Engineer should be comfortable with rapidly changing requirements, design challenges that require novel solutions, fast-paced activities, and tight deadlines.
Non-standard work hours may be required during event execution and a small amount of travel may be required.
This position may be filled at either a Principal or Sr. Principal Software Engineer level based on the requirements below.
Principal Software Engineer: Bachelor’s degree in related field with 5 years of experience. Or, 3 years with a Master’s degree. Or, 0 years with a PhD. An additional 4 years of experience is required in lieu of a degree.
Sr. Principal Software Engineer: Bachelor’s degree in related field with 9 years of experience. Or, 7 years with a Master’s degree. Or, 4 years with a PhD. An additional 4 years of experience is required in lieu of a degree.
An active Secret clearance is require with the ability to obtain Top Secret clearance.
Software engineering of new capabilities
Software development with Java (or other object-oriented language)
Object-Oriented development principles and patterns
Generate detailed and repeatable tests
Test driven development and continuous integration
Software architecture design
Service Oriented Architecture development principles
Ability to refactor code for reusability, readability, and maintainability in an object-oriented codebase
Application deployment, integration, and troubleshooting
Operating systems experience with Windows & Unix/Linux
Experience with the Eclipse IDE, Maven, and Git
Conduct and participate in peer reviews
Implementation of algorithms
Messaging interface development
Theory and application of the BMDS
Theory and application of command and control systems
Theory and application of track correlation algorithms
Familiarity with Link-16, including content, transmission rules, etc
Experience with COTS and FOSS
Using the Agile methodology for software development
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:
Paid Time Off
Training and Development
Flexible Work Arrangements
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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/) we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.
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.