Software Engineer or Principal Software Engineer-19028056

Location: Aurora
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: Top Secret
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift

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 nations 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, theyre making history.
No matter the assignment, Northrop Grumman is committed to being a leader in Cyber, Logistics and Modernization, Autonomous Systems, C4ISR, and Strike. For us, its about more than just performing. It means realizing the values that define us: responsibility, trust, integrity and protecting freedom worldwide. These values inspire and unite our people- who make everything we do possible.
The Engineering and 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!

What Youll get to Do:


We need a Java software developer who wants to work on an agile development team using a modern development stack.  You will be working on mostly new development for a micro-service event driven architecture using Docker Containers, Kubernetes, and AWS services.  You will also be required to perform maintenance and sustainment engineering for existing baselines.

Our small agile Scrum team is highly energized and has a significant software effort on a growing program with a large program impact.  If this is your type of environment and you love fast paced software development, please consider joining our team.


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.


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




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


Youll Bring These Qualifications:


         For a Software Engineer: Bachelors degree in Computer Science or other STEM related degree with 2 years of software development experience; 0 years with a Master's; or 6 years of software development experience in lieu of a degree. 

         For a Principal Engineer Software:  Bachelors 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.

         Experience with Agile software development using Java and/or C++ software development in a RedHat Enterprise Linux environment

         Must have and be able to maintain TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph


These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:


         Experience with Bash scripting

         Knowledge of object oriented design

         Experience with supporting operational systems

         Experience with supporting distributed systems

         Experience in developing and supporting multi-threaded applications

         Experience with working in Virtualized Environments (VMs, AWS Cloud Instances)

         Experience with source control software (Git, Clearcase, etc.)

         Experience with Atlassian tools (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket)

         Experience with Development IDEs (Eclipse, NetBeans)

         Experience with software build languages (Ant, Maven, Make)

         Experience with Google Protocol/Protobuf

         Experience with XML (XML Schemas, JAXB)

         Experience with AWS Development/Deployment

         Experience with JMS Servers and Clients (Apache ActiveMQ Artemis, IBM WebSphere MQ)

         Experience with NOSQL Databases (MongoDB)

         Experience with Dockerization and Container Management (Dockers and Kubernetes)

         Experience with micro-service and/or event driven architectures.



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 package will include the following:


- Health Plan

- Savings Plan

- Paid Time Off

- Additional benefits

- Education Assistance

- Training and Development


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

Job ID: 19028056

What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
Top Secret Required
Yes, 10 % of the Time
No - Teleworking not available for this position