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Space Full-Stack Software Engineer (Principal/Senior Principal) – TS/SCI Needed to start

Requisition ID: R10068856

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location Icon Location: Morrisville, NC, USA   |  Linthicum, MD, USA  |  Fairfax, VA, USA +2 more
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • 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.

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.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems 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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking an experienced Principal or Senior Principle Full-Stack Software Engineer to join our team in either Morrisville, NC; Fairfax, VA; or Linthicum, MD . The position may be filled at the Principal or Senior Principal level depending on the qualifications, skills, and experience of the candidate.

The successful candidate will join an Agile team that is developing a high-visibility, mission-critical application for space ground stations. The candidate should have a strong background in developing user interfaces (UIs), but as a full-stack software engineer, they can expect to work on the application front-end, back-end, database, and deployment.

Basic Qualifications

  • Principal: Bachelor's degree in STEM with 5 years of relevant experience; Master's degree with 3 years of relevant experience; PhD with 0 years’ experience; An additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree requirement.
  • Senior Principal: Bachelor's degree in STEM with 9 years of relevant experience; Master's degree with 7 years of relevant experience; PhD with 4 years of relevant experience; An additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree requirement.
  • US citizen with an active or current TS/SCI
  • Experience with UI development
  • Knowledge of object-oriented design
  • Experience with Agile software development methodologies
  • Experience with containers and container management

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with React and Node.js
  • Experience with Java and/or C++
  • Experience with Python
  • Experience with NoSQL functional databases
  • Experience with Commercial Cloud Services (C2S) and/or Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Knowledge of cloud development and deployment
  • Certified AWS Solutions Architect (Associate or Professional), i.e. CSA-A or CSA-P

This position reports to Morrisville, NC, USA, however, you are able to work from any of the additional 2 locations listed above.


Salary Range: $92,200 USD - $145,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $114,300 USD - $180,000 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.