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Space Software Engineer, (Principal and Sr Principal levels) (C/C++Python) - TS/SCI Needed to start

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Morrisville
Posted on: August 7, 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.

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.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems 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.

We are seeking an experienced Python and C/C++ Developer to work as a member of an Agile team developing a high-visibility, mission critical component of a larger system. The new team members will be working with DevOps, deployment to and operation on Linux, requirements development, and model-based systems engineering. The developers will develop, maintain, and enhance complex and diverse software systems based upon documented requirements. The ideal candidates will be responsible for working individually or as part of a team to review and test software components for adherence to the design requirements and documents test results. The team is seeking talented engineers who resolve software problems, utilizes software development and software design methodologies appropriate to the development environment.

This role may be performed in either Morrisville, NC, Fairfax, VA, or Linthicum, MD.

Responsibilities may include the following:
  • Contribute to software development and integration efforts for a Ground System
  • Assist team of administrators and developers with integration of tenants into an existing cloud based architecture
  • Participate overall system evaluation efforts, code reviews, collaborate on requirements, design documentation and test plans as a part of the overall software design and development process
  • Assist with identifying, developing and implementing solutions for software related technical issues that could impact costs, schedule, or performance
  • Review and analyze code scan results, and provide way- ahead mitigation recommendations in support of software assurance effort
  • Interface with other software developers and testers during integration and new version releases
  • Work closely with customer during S/W implementation and troubleshoot during integration activities This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on the qualifications listed below.

    Basic Qualifications:
    For a Principal Engineer Software (T3): Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or other STEM related degree with 5 + years of software development experience; 3 years with a Master's; 0 years with a PhD; or 9 years of software development experience in lieu of a degree.

    For a Sr. Principal Engineer Software (T4): Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or other STEM related degree with 9 + years of software development experience; 7 years with a Master's; 0 years with a PhD; or 14 years of software development experience in lieu of a degree.

    Basic Qualifications
    • Strong experience with Python and C/C++ software development in a Linux environment
    • Experience with containerizing using Docker, Kubernetes
    • Experience with AWS Development/Deployment
    • Experience with scripting
    • Knowledge of software lifecycles working in Agile development environment
    • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance or higher (required to start)Preferred Qualifications:
      • Active TS/SCI /w Poly security clearance
      • Experience with analyzing user requirements to derive software design and performance requirements
      • Experience with debugging existing software and correcting defects.
      • Assisting with developing and executing test procedures for software components
      • Experience in developing and supporting multi-threaded applications
      • Experience with working in Virtualized Environments (VMs, AWS Cloud Instances)
      • Experience with Atlassian tools (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket) Salary Range: $92,000 USD - $145,000 USD
        Salary Range 2: $114,100 USD - $179,600 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 .

        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.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Cary , Space Software Engineer, (Principal and Sr Principal levels) (C/C++Python) - TS/SCI Needed to start, IT / Software / Systems , Morrisville, North Carolina

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