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Principal Engineer Software / Senior Principle Software Engineer

Requisition ID: R10066656

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (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 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 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.

The DARC is currently seeking a Level 3 or Level 4 Scrum Master (SM) to help facilitate the FEEL (Front-End Encapsulation Layer) team.  The SM will provide leadership, support, and guidance to the FEEL team in a manner consistent with Agile beliefs and principles. Be a servant leader who serves the needs of team members such that team members grow both personally and professionally. This person will effectively facilitate Agile ceremonies and act as an Agile coach to lead team(s) that are working on IT projects (s) that are medium, or large, complex, and impact.

Responsibilities:

  • Guide the team and organization in effectively employing Agile/Scrum practices and principles to create value and increase customer and stakeholder satisfaction.

  • Support and educates the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog and planning releases.

  • Understand the product being delivered and contribute to product development.

  • Facilitate Scrum meetings: Daily Stand-up, Sprint Planning, Backlog Grooming, Epic and Story Estimation, Sprint Review and Demo, and Retrospective.

  • Assist stay focused by removing obstacles, minimizing distractions, and keeping team meetings concise and efficient.

  • Assess the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaches the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable.

  • Create and maintains information radiators and team tools, including sprint board, burn-down charts, burn-up charts, progress dashboards, etc.

Basic Qualifications Principle Software Engineer:

  • Bachelor's degree with 5 years of related experience, or a Master’s degree with 3 years of related experience; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

  • One Agile certification (CSM, CSP, PMI-ACP, CSPO, CSP) required.

  • Working knowledge of several Agile Frameworks.

  • Extensive Experience in using Atlassian or other relevant Agile management tools.

  • Knowledge of the software development processes and methodologies.

  • Current/Active DoD Secret Security Clearance (or higher)

  • Ability to obtain a DoD Top Secret Clearance

Basic Qualifications Sr. Principle Software Engineer:

  •  Bachelor's degree with 9 years of related experience, or a Master’s degree with 7 years of related experience; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

  • One Agile certification (CSM, CSP, PMI-ACP, CSPO, CSP) required.

  • Working knowledge of several Agile Frameworks.

  • Extensive Experience in using Atlassian or other relevant Agile management tools.

  • Knowledge of software development processes and methodologies.

  • Ability to obtain a DoD Top Secret Clearance

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM

  • Java SW experience

  • Experience with Radar communications

  • Experience with Agile development and continuous integration and test

  • Demonstrated ability to implement process improvements, streamline activities, and develop efficiencies

  • Previous in-depth domain knowledge of program software design and code

  • Proficiency with DevOps technologies including Jenkins, Fortify, Ansible, Atlassian suite


Salary Range: $92,200 USD - $138,400 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.