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Principal / Sr Principal C++ Software Engineer, Space Satellite Systems

Requisition ID: R10011780

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles - VA, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Not Applicable (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 Tactical Space Systems is seeking multiple Software Engineers for our Space Division. The location for this role is in Dulles, VA, Colorado Springs, CO, Gilbert, AZ, El Segundo, CA and has possible opportunities for full or part-time telecommuting.

This position will support Tactical Space Systems Division in their development and deployment of satellite ground software to customer resources.  Candidates should have demonstrated experience in technical problem solving, to include decomposition, root cause analysis, solution development, implementation and monitoring. Software Engineers will be a critical member of one or more Agile Scrum Teams.

After hours or extended work week may be required.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Full stack development at the OS, platform, and mission unique software layer.
  • Developing client and server applications and services using service oriented architectures, message bus based data exchange that include first-of-a-kind capabilities.
  • Applications will span languages and toolsets including C++, Python, Postgres, Ansible, cloud infrastructure provisioning, PKI, and static code analysis execution and finding remediation.
  • Developer will be expected to be a self-starter capable of making decisions with overall project budget and schedule in mind.

This position may be offered at a Principal or Senior Principal Level depending on years of experience you bring.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Level:

  • Bachelors in Software Engineering or closely related discipline plus 5 years of development experience with C++, Python experience (3 years with a Masters Degree or 1 year with a PhD)

Basic Qualifications for Senior Principal Level:

  • Bachelors in Software Engineering or closely related discipline plus 9 years of development experience with C++, Python experience (7 years with a Masters Degree or 5 year with a PhD)
  • Experience leading development projects or teams including mentoring of junior developers

Additional Basic Qualifications for Both Levels:

  • Experience with design, build , and deployment of software products
  • Demonstrated experience in technical problem solving, to include decomposition, root cause analysis, solution development, implementation and monitoring
  • Experience in producing software architecture documentation
  • Experience with C++, Python required
  • US Citizenship is required with the ability to obtain and maintain TS/SCI Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience developing satellite Command and Control and/or Mission Planning and/or Astrodynamics applications for spacecraft missions is highly preferred
  • Java
  • Linux
  • Ansible
  • Docker
  • Freeflyer
  • Front-end application development
  • UX/UI is preferred
  • Graphics and Animation
  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance

Salary Range: 101200 - 151800

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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