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Software Engineer / Principal Software Engineer (Secret Clearance) (AHT)

Requisition ID: R10078781

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location Icon Location: Hollywood, MD, USA   |  Camarillo, CA, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector is seeking two Principal Software / Software Developers. This position will be located in Hollywood, MD or Camarillo, CA. The selected candidate will design, develop, document, test and debug applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Designs, develops, documents, tests and debugs applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions.
  • Conducts multidisciplinary research and collaborates with UX/UI designers and software architects in the planning, design, development of mission planning software
  • Backend development using C#, Java, REST/GraphQL APIs, and containerization.
  • Front end development using React, Javascript.
  • Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment pipeline using Jenkins shared library, Groovy script, python, bash and Powershell scripting.
  • Attends daily stand ups and assists members of Agile scrum team to meet sprint and quarterly goals.
  • Ensures software standards are met.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2-5 Years with Bachelors in STEM; 0-3 Years with Masters
  • Experience with DevSecOps pipeline tools and concepts such as Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment, Quality gate, Jenkins, and Docker
  • Experience with Agile tools such as Jira, Git
  • 2+ years of work experience any of the following:  Java, TypeScript, React, Redux, C#, and python
  • Proficient in bash and powershell scripting
  • Understanding of software design principles:
    • SOLID, DRY, KISS
    • Functional programming and Object-Oriented programming paradigms
  • Strong communication skills and able to work effectively with physically disperse/remote team members of various levels
  • Ability to work on-site at customer labs
  • Current DoD Secret Clearance or above

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong skills in various software development skills in an Agile environment including design and architecture, implementation, optimization, automated testing, and documentation
  • Professional experience with Web Development and Microservices
  • Professional experience with Jenkins shared library using Groovy scripting language
  • Professional experience with Docker, Helm and Kubernetes
  • Professional experience with SonarQube, Twistlock, Fortify
  • SAFe certified and experience working in a SAFe framework preferred
  • Previous in-depth mission planning domain knowledge of program software design and code preferred

This position reports to Hollywood, MD, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Camarillo, CA, CA, USA.


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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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.