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Principal Engineer Software / Sr. Principal Engineer Software (Integration & Test)

Requisition ID: R10066311

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Azusa, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

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 Sector, strategic force programs, is seeking an experienced Principal Software Engineer (Level 3) or a Sr. Principal Software Engineer (Level 4) to join our diverse team in Azusa, CA. Selected candidate will get the opportunity to work software Test and Integration for Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) satellite payload data processing and support. This role will report on-site daily. We can accommodate partial telework, but this dependent upon business/program need so not always a consistent schedule.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Reviewing, interpreting, and analyzing requirements
  • Creating Test Plans, Procedures and Reports
  • Executing Test Procedures to ensure requirements compliance
  • Test and integrate software written in various computer languages such as C++ and  Python/Ruby.
  • Performing troubleshooting as required.
  • Work with software developers as needed to help diagnose and identify the root cause of problems found during software integration
  • Meet project milestones while ensuring software test standards are met
  • Maintain the test environment, security posture, and work with System Administrators to diagnose network issues.
  • Help developers setup the appropriate environment to help recreate issues and prove problems are resolved after fixes are implemented.
  • Participate in the day-to-day support of the program in resolving critical/urgent program/technical issues

Basic Qualifications  

  • For a Level 3 (Principal Software Engineer), Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline with 5 years related experience OR Master’s Degree in STEM discipline with 3 years related experience
  • For a Level 4 (Sr. Principal Software Engineer), Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline with 9 years related experience OR Master’s Degree in STEM discipline with 7 years related experience
  • Strong analytical skills to decompose requirements, determine test methodologies, and assess performance test data.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Extensive experience writing Requirements Verification Plans, Test Plan & Procedures, analyzing requirements for testability.
  • Demonstrated experience in technical problem solving, to include decomposition root cause analysis, solution development, implementation, and monitoring
  • Proficiency in software configuration management and version control tools such as ClearCase, ClearQuest, and Git
  • Proficiency in Agile development concepts, methodologies
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance (US Citizenship Required)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Beginner or better in Jira, Git.
  • Beginner level experience with Ruby, Python, C++, shell scripts
  • Experience with automating tests, and DevSecOps.
  • Experience with SIQT.
  • Experience with writing test reports
  • Experience integrating systems
  • Experience with UNIX-style operating systems
  • Demonstrated ability to implement process improvement, streamline activities, and develop efficiencies
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills; strong interpersonal and analytic skills
  • Active and current DoD Secret clearance or higher

Salary Range: $101,400 USD - $152,200 USD
Salary Range 2: $125,800 USD - $188,600 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.