Software Engineer

Requisition ID: R10020374

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Colorado Springs - CO, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Interim 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: 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.

The selected Software Engineer responsibilities include the development and support of the GMD Fire Controls (GFC) suite of products within the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) program. You will be responsible for developing and implementing software updates that best meet changing customer needs for new and existing features of the GFC system, collaborating with team members, and working in a cross functional agile scrum team.

The Software Engineer designs, develops, documents, tests and debugs applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions. Conducts multidisciplinary research and collaborates with equipment designers and/or hardware engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of electronic data processing systems for product software. Determines computer user needs; analyzes system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls; prepares operating instructions. Ensures software standards are met.

Essential Functions: 

  • Support advanced portions of the lifecycle of software development to include requirements definition, integration, and deployment.
  • Prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish project results with limited oversight and direction.
  • Apply "systems thinking" to ensure developed products are scalable, maintainable, and meet end-user needs.
  • Communicate openly and effectively with teammates and customer representatives.
  • The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.

Basic Qualifications for a Software Engineer are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline preferred from an accredited university and 2 years of related experience, or a Master's Degree and 0 years of related experience.
  • Experience developing software in object-oriented programming languages such as C, C++, or Java.
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 10% to support business needs.
  • Current DOD Interim Secret Security Clearance
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government DoD Secret security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering or related field.
  • Experience with Missile Defense Agency systems.
  • Active Secret security clearance.
  • Understanding of continuous integration and continuous delivery.
  • Experience with Linux and Windows operating systems.
  • Strong Math background, specifically linear algebra, probability and numerical methods.
  • Strong Physics background, specifically Orbital mechanics, gravity and earth modelling.
  • Algorithm/SW optimization and debugging skills.
  • Familiarity with Agile software development practices, Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban), and Scaled Agile Framework.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with technical teams and government customer personnel.
  • Familiarity with version control software and Atlassian tools. i.e. Git, Bitbucket, Jira and Confluence.
  • Experience analyzing complex problems and developing solutions based on limited direction and definition.
  • Development utilizing a Linux based development environment.
  • Ability to prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish project goals.

Salary Range: 74900 - 112300

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 ( 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 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?

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.