Ground Software Support Engineer–Space and Satellite

Requisition ID: 20019949

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes –May Consider Occasional/Part Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.  Northrop Grumman Space is seeking a Software Engineer for ground software sustainment.   Job Responsibilities
  • Configure RHEL servers for ground software (GSW) products by partitioning drives, installing software dependencies.
  • Provide in-depth support and troubleshooting for GSW products during spacecraft integration, test, launch, and in-orbit operations.
  • Communicate effectively as a primary point of contact for internal and external customers ranging from product users to program management.
  • Drive the continuous improvement of documentation and processes for GSW sustainment tasks in a team environment.
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    Basic Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or a related academic discipline and 3 or more years of experience in a programming is required (or a Masters and 1 year of programming)
    • US Citizenship is required for this position as well as the ability to obtain a Department of Defense Security clearance. 
     Preferred Qualifications:
    • Active Top Secret Clearance is preferred.
    • Redhat Linux Certification is preferred.
    • PostgreSQL experience is preferred.
    • Nagios experience is preferred.


    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.

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    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.