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Principal/Senior Principal Engineer Software–Interim Secret Clearance Required to Start

Requisition ID: R10076879

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location Icon Location: Baltimore, MD, USA   |  Rolling Meadows, IL, USA +1 more
  • 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: 1

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’s Enterprise Services organization is seeking a qualified Computer Systems Architect to perform key assignments for Mission Systems off-net Engineering and Manufacturing network. Primary location preference would be Linthicum, MD or Rolling Meadows, IL to support closed areas. This position does not offer the ability to telecommute full time, however

when not requested to be onsite for customer support, telework will be available for supporting unclassified resources.

This position can be hired as a ​Principal Engineer Software 3 or 4, depending on the individuals experience and education.

The incumbent will support software development teams through configuration management tools onsite, primarily with ClearCase and ClearQuest support. This technical role requires an understanding of concepts including software support, system administration, cyber security, and information assurance and requires the ability to support a diverse user community in a dynamic environment.

This position will report to the EMSI Infrastructure Engineering Development and Applications Support (EDAS) Manager but will be expected to work independently onsite, directly supporting programs. Primary duties will include providing onsite customer support for CM Systems (primarily ClearCase/ClearQuest but also Bitbucket, GitHub, and other Git applications), working with DevOps tools including but not limited to Atlassian tools, (Jira, Bitbucket, Confluence, Crucible / Fisheye), Jenkins, databases (SQL), and maintaining system documentation, developing infrastructure support procedures, and providing security support.  The incumbent will also be expected to support programs directly upon request. 

Basic Qualifications:

Requirements for a Principal Engineer Software (Level 3) are:

• At least 5 years of relevant experience with a BS Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems field; 3 Years with Masters

• Familiarity with Windows and Linux OS administration

• Familiarity with ClearCase and ClearQuest

• Familiarity with other Configuration Management tools/services

• Proven experience in a customer supporting role

• Demonstrated proficiency in analytical thinking, problem solving skills, and Systems Thinking mindset

• Willingness to learn and perform request tasks, respond quickly, work onsite when necessary, and make recommendations based on customer needs

• Ability and willingness to work independently with little oversight or direction in an Agile environment

• Must be a US Citizen and must have the ability to obtain Interim Secret clearance prior to start date.  Once started, must have the ability to obtain full secret clearance

• Candidate will be trained on the server-side installation of ClearCase/ClearQuest in a timely fashion

Requirements for a Senior Principal Engineer Software (Level 4) are

• At least 9 years of relevant experience with a BS Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems field; 7 Years with Masters

• Familiarity with Windows and Linux OS administration

• Experience with ClearCase/ClearQuest

• Experience with other Configuration Management tools/services

• Proven experience in a customer supporting role

• Willingness to learn and perform request tasks, respond quickly, work onsite when necessary, and make recommendations based on customer needs with little or no training

• Ability and willingness to work independently with little oversight or direction

• Must be a US Citizen and must have the ability to obtain Interim Secret clearance prior to start date.  Once started, must have the ability to obtain full secret clearance

• Candidate will be expected to perform server-side installation of ClearCase/ClearQuest in a timely fashion

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience with Linux OS system

• Experience with ClearCase/ClearQuest

• CompTIA Security+ certification

• Working experience in ClearCase/ClearQuest

• Familiarity with database administration (MySQL)

• Experience using Perl, PowerShell, and Windows batch to automate manual tasks

• Understanding of server configuration and infrastructure

• Superior written and oral communication skills

• Ability to work flex and overtime hours if necessary

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

This position reports to Baltimore, MD, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Rolling Meadows, IL, IL, USA.


Salary Range: $96,900 USD - $145,300 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.