Careers at Northrop Grumman

Launch a Career in Systems or Software Engineering in Space

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Launch a Career in Systems or Software Engineering in Space with Northrop Grumman

We have openings right now in California, Colorado, Maryland, Virginia and Illinois for cleared systems and software engineers – including critical roles in DevSecOps, Embedded Software and Development, Cyber Systems Engineering, Systems Administration and more.

In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable our customers’ critical missions. We’re looking for innovators who can help us build on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining Northrop Grumman, you’ll expand your personal network and develop new skills – whether you are new to the industry or an established thought-leader.

Are you ready to push the boundaries of possible and begin a vital role in the future of space exploration and national security?

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Defining Possible in Space

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What is Space Like? Hear From Our People


Where We Work

Learn about Northrop Grumman in our primary space career locations.

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Baltimore, Maryland

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Rolling Meadows, IL

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South Bay, California

Defining Possible in Space

Right now, Northrop Grumman is pioneering across every sector of space, helping government, civil and commercial customers tackle some of their biggest challenges. Our forward-leaning, pioneering spirit is backed by a legacy of expertise that began at the dawn of the space age.

Our mission expertise in space runs deep, we know our customers well, and our capabilities are unmatched. This is what allows us to provide reliable, agile, and affordable space solutions to solve our customers’ toughest problems.

From defending freedom to advancing human discovery, we are defining what is possible in space every day.

Why Join Northrop Grumman?

Northrop Grumman employees are Defining Possible every day through science, technology and engineering. We are 95,000 people – with careers in all areas: air, cyber, land, sea and space – working as one to defend and define the future.

Work/Life Balance

Many sites have 9/80 days, telework and flexible scheduling options, plus generous paid time off. Indeed named Northrop Grumman a top 10 company for wo…

Who We Are

Ranked on DiversityInc’s annual list of Top 50 Companies for Diversity since 2010, we recruit top talent with traditional and non-traditional backgroun…


We have 95,000 employees in all 50 states in the US and 21 countries worldwide.

Extensive Benefits

We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, me…

In the Community

From the environment to STEM education to philanthropy, we’re committed to the community. We encourage and enable our employees to volunteer in meaningful activ…


Our employees’ commitment to quality combined with our leadership’s commitment to workplace environment and diversity has resulted in many significant accol…