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Principal / Sr. Principal Software Engineer (Algorithm Development)

Requisition ID: R10035296

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Boulder, Colorado, United States of America
  • 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, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 3

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 Space Systems is looking for you to join our Advanced Programs team as a Software Algorithm Engineer based out of Boulder, CO. You will be responsible for supporting new algorithm development, test, and analysis of systems that are applying advanced algorithms to complex, multi-disciplinary problems. This work will include analyzing algorithm, subsystem, and interface performance. You are expected to communicate technical information effectively and clearly, present technical findings, and report status to colleagues including customers and program management as needed.  Multiple positions are available that either concentrate on Software

Development of multiple services or Algorithm Development. The technical responsibilities will be primarily at the SECRET level, with partial unclassified work (unclassified work can be remote).

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Software Architecture Development for new software, implementing modern C++ practices
  • Technical presentations and analysis reports, as required
  • Coordinates with development and software teams to perform integration testing and performance analysis on software system and algorithm performance
  • Software Development and Integration with other software services from another NG site
  • Test and Analysis tool development (Python or Matlab)

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience with a Bachelors
  • Experience with Linux
  • C++ and Python development experience
  • Experience with DevOps, Agile Development, and Software Containerization
  • Performance analysis experience for complex, mathematically intensive systems
  • DoD Secret clearance that is or has been active within the last two years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physics, Math or related discipline with 5 years of related experience; or 9 years in lieu of a degree; 3 years of related experience with a Masters
  • Ground systems experience in mission processing, ground communications, and space operations
  • Experience with development of tracking/state estimation filters
  • Experience with the UCI (Unmanned Aerial System Command and Control Initiative) messaging schema
  • Familiarity with Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) and Electro-Optical Infrared (EOIR) sensors and simulations
  • Familiarity with the Missile Defense Systems (MDS) CONOPS
  • DoD TS/SCI clearance that is or has been active within the last two years
  • Experience with Conan, Docker, Jenkins, SonarQube
  • Ability to travel on occasion (10% max) to Northrop Grumman and customer locations

Salary Range: $74,900 USD - $112,300 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.