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Principal Software Engineer / Sr. Principal Software Engineer

Requisition ID: R10069461

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Edwards AFB, California, 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: 4

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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal Software Engineer / Sr. Principal Software Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position has multiple location opportunities and may be located in, Edwards AFB California, Palmdale California, or Melbourne Florida.
This requisition may be filled at either a Principal Software Engineer level or Sr. Principal Software Engineer level.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Problem-solving skills and root-cause analysis to ensure that curated data is accurate, repeatable, and explainable
• Design, model, and document the logical and conceptual relationship of data and database changes for metrics and analytics.
• Effectively generating ideas and supporting building data tools to effectively automate analysis processes and repetitive tasks.
• Interpret data and analyze results using statistical and analytical techniques to provide ongoing reports and visualizations.
• Requirement gathering, design, code, and test new software or modify existing software to add new features

Basic Qualifications

Principal Software Engineer
• Bachelor's degree in STEM (and 5 years of relevant experience; or 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD) or additional years of experience in lieu of degree may be considered

Sr Principal SW Engineer

• Bachelor's degree in STEM (and 9 years of relevant experience; or 5 Years with Masters; 3 Years with PhD) or additional years of experience in lieu of degree may be considered

• Have secret clearance

• Ability to obtain special program access per business requirements. US Citizenship is a requirement of this

• Familiarity with Agile lifecycle processes: Scrum, Continuous Integration, and Test Driven Development Methodologies
• Agile software development skills and familiarity with Atlassian Tools (Jira, Bitbucket, Confluence, Crucible, Bamboo)
• Prior experience using a source control system. (Git, Subversion, etc.)
• Demonstrated professional experience in writing Python scripts
• Experience with C++, Java, and/or Apache Groovy

Preferred Qualifications:
• STEM degree in a related field such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering, etc.
• Experience using data visualization software (e.g. Tableau)
• Experience with design, code, integration, and test of large distributed systems
• Experience with automated testing


Salary Range: $101,400 USD - $152,200 USD
Salary Range 2: $125,800 USD - $188,600 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.