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Software / Principal Software Engineer

Requisition ID: R10056567

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Boulder, CO, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 3

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.

Missile Defense Solutions (MDS) pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and strives for continual improvement. Our team is chartered with providing innovative technologies to develop, design, and produce optimized product lines while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. MDS is looking for new members to join our rapidly growing technical team as a Software or Principal Software Engineer (level 2 or 3) based in Boulder, CO.

As a Software Engineer within MDS, you will be a member of a vibrant team and a primary driver of Research and Development (R&D) solutions. Your responsibilities include working on a large-scale Re-architecture, design, and agile development team to plan, develop, test, and implement new software. Development occurs in a Linux environment, utilizing modern C++. Prior experience scaling distributed systems, scripting (python and bash), or improving CI/CD DevOps pipelines are all beneficial.

Essential Functions: 

  • Planning and executing team and individual projects, developing code, testing code, tracking metrics, analyzing system performance, and engineering software architecture

  • Coding in modern C++ (using standards from C++11 and higher)

  • Identifying modern OSS technologies to support the replacement of existing legacy C code with new C++ libraries

  • Understanding well-known design patterns to support refactoring of legacy C code into modern C++

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

Qualifications for Software Engineer:

Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline preferred from an accredited university and 2 years of related experience, or a master’s degree in a STEM discipline and 0 years of related experience.

Qualifications for Principal Software Engineer:

Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline preferred from an accredited university and 5 years of related experience, or a master’s degree in a STEM discipline and 3 years of related experience, or 0 years of experience with a PhD.

Basic Qualifications

  • Experience and proficiency with C++11 or newer, including the STL.

  • Experience with, Red Hat Linux

  • Experience with configuration management software including Git

  • Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain an active U.S. Government security clearance at the DoD secret level; and a minimum of an interim secret clearance will be required to start.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Secret clearance that is or has been active within the last two years

  • Writing micro-services in event driven architectures using containers and container management, , CI/CD pipelines, and automated testing and deployment

  • Toolsets including Atlassian, and container/container management such as Docker and Kubernetes

  • Scripting experience with languages such as Python, bash, or Matlab

  • Experience with Model-Based System Engineering

  • Experience with parallel, multithreaded, or GPU programming methods

  • SW algorithm development experience for tracking and state estimation, or other complex, mathematically intensive systems

  • Familiarity with Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) and Electro-Optical Infrared (EOIR) sensors and simulations

Salary Range: $82,400 USD - $123,600 USD
Salary Range 2: $101,400 USD - $152,200 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.

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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 work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.