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Principal Software Development Analyst

Requisition ID: R10054105

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location Icon Location: Palmdale, CA, USA   |  El Segundo, CA, USA  |  San Diego, CA, USA  |  Redondo Beach, CA, USA  |  Melbourne, FL, USA +4 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: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • 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.

Roles and responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Administration of DOORS, Jazz, Rhapsody, Cameo, No Magic, and other engineering tools as assigned
  • End-user technical support of engineering tools and applications in development and production environments.
  • Performing root cause analysis and debugging problems within the assigned environment(s), and working with the appropriate technical teams to develop, test, and implement fixes to prevent recurrence.
  • Monitoring, addressing, and resolving production environment incidents, service requests, workflows, client install packages, etc., collaboratively with other support teams.
  • Documenting all aspects of system support so that knowledge is readily shared among teams and peers
  • Supporting SIT and UAT with business users as necessary.
  • Supporting business readiness and change management activities prior to go-live and in production.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of experience OR a Master's Degree with 3 years of experience
  • 2-4 years experience with DOORS OR Cameo OR No Magic OR IBM Jazz/Rhapsody or applications with similar functions and capabilities.
  • Proven track record supporting complex engineering software applications in an enterprise environment.
  • Experience with end user support and incident resolution. 
  • Current DoD Secret security clearance; maintaining the required security clearance will be a condition of continued employment.
  • Current Comptia Security+; maintaining a current Security+CE certification will be a condition of continued employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • DoD Top Secret clearance
  • Special Program access
  • Advanced or expert-level knowledge of at least one of the engineering tools listed above
  • Experience supporting applications in Windows and Linux environments.
  • Fluency in at least one computer programming language.
  • Ability to apply engineering techniques and analytical methods to make recommendations for improvements and provide information and assistance to end-users.
  • Familiarity with AWS Cloud

This position reports to Palmdale, CA, USA, however, you are able to work from any of the additional 4 locations listed above.


Salary Range: $87,600 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.