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Principal Innovations Programmer Analyst (AHT)

Requisition ID: R10060342

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Fort Leavenworth, KS, USA
  • 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: Yes, 25% 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.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector (NGDS) is seeking a Principal Innovations Programmer Analyst to join our growing team of diverse professionals at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, who will work to support the U.S. Army’s Mission Command Training Program (MCTP).


  • Builds and codes applications and/or modules using languages such as C#, C++, VBA, Visual Basic .NET, ASP.NET, HTML, JAVA, XML, etc.

  • Provides patches and upgrades to existing systems, including RedHat Enterprise Linux, Microsoft Windows Server, and Microsoft Windows 10/11

  • Prepares operating instructions, compiles documentation of program creation, and analyzes system capabilities to resolve questions of program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques, and controls. May design graphical user interface (GUI) to meet the specific needs of users.

  • May build add-on modules using application program languages

  • Potential work on GIS applications (2D and 3D)

  • Simulation interaction/data collection

  • End-user tool  creation with a focus on web capable, GIS-displayable, MS-Office integrated

  • Creates security-aware software and authentication and auditing capabilities in new and existing software

  • High-speed data collection, archiving, retrieval, and display in multiple formats (GIS, tabular, chart, 3D, etc.)

  • Participates in software migration efforts:  Move-to-web, move-to-virtual, move-to-cloud

Basic Qualifications:

  • One of the following:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology, or closely related field with a minimum of 5 years of experience

    • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology, or closely related field with a minimum of 3 years of experience

  • Ability to gain Army IAT-II certification within six months, including obtaining CompTIA Security+ CE

  • Must have or be able to obtain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Visual Studio and/or other Integrated Development Environments

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office 2016 or later (e.g., Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word).

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Understanding of OOP (Object Oriented Programming)

  • Experience programming client-server and web-based applications

  • Experience with version control (prefer Git) and bug/feature tracking/project management tools

  • Experience with one or more modern scripting languages (Python, Javascript)

  • Experience programming in one or more web-capable frameworks/libraries (ASP.Net, Django, etc)

  • Database access programming experience

  • GIS interface programming experience

  • Must be able to work on-site at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas

  • Must be able to travel as needed (up to 25% of the time)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Secret security clearance

  • Army IAT-II qualified

  • Experience with programming languages such as C#, C++, VBA, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, SharePoint, HTML, etc.

  • Experience with the DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF), particularly in addressing Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) vulnerabilities; experience in particular with the Applications Security & Development STIG a strong bonus

  • Experience with Enterprise-Level system administration in Linux, Windows, and/or VMWare environments, including, RedHat Patch Management, Windows Server Update Services, Windows Deployment Service, Microsoft System Center/Enterprise Configuration Manager

  • Programming experience listed under basic qualifications is not just in classroom/tutorial environments, but in actual corporate/organizational production systems

  • Experience with older computer languages/scripting tools (C, Perl)

  • Experience with military constructive simulations (particularly Army); experience with live or virtual or other service simulations

Salary Range: $79,700 USD - $119,500 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.