Software Engineer or Principal Software Engineer-19033965

Location: Aurora
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: SCI
Number of Openings : 2
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 are seeking an experienced software developer or software engineer who is familiar with developing applications on Amazon Web Services (AWS), C2S, or similar cloud environments who has an active TS/SCI clearance to support our Aurora, CO location.

Our team works on unique operationally deployed systems to both develop new capabilities and maintain operational systems. We are seeking a software developer or engineer who wants to work on a small team in a tailored agile environment to design, develop, document, test, administer, manage, upgrade, monitor, debug, and operationally support systems that provide national security related mission value. Because communication is so important for team success, candidates must have strong written and verbal communication skills.


Of the 15 to 20 people (including system administrators, systems engineers, project mgmt., and test) on this team, 10 to 14 staff are software engineers. The new developer will receive on-the-job training and mentoring by senior experienced developers to effectively integrate and begin adding value quickly.

Our team supports three operational systems and our software is currently written in a myriad of languages (including C, C++, Java, and Python) running in Linux based virtualized and cloud environments. We want to add developers to the team who can help with our on-going cloud migration while improving our application performance, user friendliness, and maintainability. 


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 Systems Administrator or Principal Systems Administrator 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 developing software using JAVA and C++

   Experience developing software for and on cloud environments (e.g. AWS, C2S)

    Active Top Secret with SCI

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

Experience working in teams to develop SW and troubleshoot SW to find/fix defects

Experience in the development of User Interface, process control, algorithms, and/or relational database management applications

  Experience developing on Linux RHEL 7.x and/or 8.x

  Experience with REST services

  Experience developing software using Python

  Experience writing scripts (e.g. in Perl)

  Experience with Configuration Management (e.g. Git)

  Experience developing software in virtualized Linux environments

  Active Security+ certification

  Active certifications in AWS or similar environments

  Knowledge of satellite ground system concepts

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: 19033965

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.
SCI Required
Yes, 10 % of the Time
No - Teleworking not available for this position