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Principal or Sr. Principal Cyber Software Engineer

Requisition ID: R10015654

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Annapolis Junction - MD, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time 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.

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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.

We are seeking a cleared Principal/Sr. Principal Cyber Software Engineer to work in Annapolis Junction, MD.

Essential Functions:

This position involves working with various multi-disciplined product development teams to develop software systems and tools, participate in technical reviews and provide customer sup port. This position requires developing user interfaces using languages such as Python, AngularJS, and React. This position requires 5-10% of time interfacing with the customer at Ft Meade to support operational needs. The disciplines included in this position:

  • Web development (AngularJS, React, Django)
  • Network protocols (TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, SSL, etc.)
  • Deployment technologies (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Operating system internals (CentOS, Ubuntu)
  • Automated test (Django, Cypress)

This position can be filled at a Principal or Sr. Principal level.

Basic Qualifications for Principal:

  • B.S. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field and 5 years of relevant work experience OR M.S. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field and 3 years of relevant work experience OR a PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field and 0 years of relevant work experience. NOTE: 4 years of relevant work experience can be substituted for the degree
  • Experience with Web Development using AngularJS, React, and/or Django
  • Experience with Network Protocols
  • US Citizenship and an active Top Secret

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal:

  • B.S. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field and 9 years of relevant work experience OR M.S. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field and 7 years of relevant work experience OR a PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field and 5 years of relevant work experience. NOTE: 4 years of relevant work experience can be substituted for a bachelor degree
  • Experience with Web Development using AngularJS, React, and/or Django
  • Experience with Network Protocols
  • US Citizenship and an active Top Secret

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated software programming experience Python
  • Experience with a network analysis tool (i.e. Wireshark, tcpdump)
  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field
  • Experience in software development to include any of the following: command and control, web applications, network applications
  • Experience with SDLC (software development life cycle)
  • Experience developing software for multiple operating system environments
  • Experience with virtual machine technology
  • Experience with deployment technologies (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • OS Internals experience - Understanding of networking protocols such as TCP/IP and UDP
  • Ability to understand secure / insecure programming concepts (format string vulnerabilities, heap overflows, etc.)
  • Familiarity with common source control tools (git, Mercurial, etc.) and automated build system workflows (Jenkins, Go, etc.)
  • Experience with the Agile methodology

This position offers the option of a 9/80 work schedule. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.


Salary Range: 92000 - 138000
Salary Range 2: 114080 - 171120

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/) we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.


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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.