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Senior Software Engineer

Requisition ID: 21017197

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Fortitude Valley - QLD, Australia
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: Australia Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret (NV1)
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time Teleworking for this position
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Australia is truly committed to being the most trusted provider of systems and technologies that ensure the security and freedom of our nation and its allies. We provide meaningful and purposeful employment opportunities across a diverse range of functions delivering solutions and capabilities to our customers every day.

Australia is a priority focus country for Northrop Grumman globally and our priority is to exemplify our class-leading products, capabilities and solutions to our customers and want you to join us on our journey of growth and expansion.

In 2017, Northrop Grumman Australia was awarded a contract to perform the acquisition, construction and support of the second satellite ground station in the east of Australia. The contract will also deliver an integrated wideband SATCOM network management system to improve robustness, capacity and efficiency of the ADF SATCOM capability.

As part of our program’s maturity and growth, we are seeking a Senior Software Engineer to drive and implement the systems engineering activities within an Agile project environment. Working closely with our US colleagues, the Senior Software Engineer will develop and guide a software development team across the full spectrum of software engineering related tasks, including a DevSecOps software environment. This will include building and testing software prototypes and products as well as integrating locally developed products with world-leading international software product lines.

This position is based at our Fortitude Valley offices, Brisbane.

Key duties & responsibilities:

  • Developing and leading a software development team
  • Establishing a Project DevSecOps software engineering environment aligned with company policy utilising our world-class integrated lab environment
  • Managing the Project CI/CD pipeline to develop and release locally produced software components
  • Leading the local software integration of world leading product lines
  • Leading and authoring tender deliverables
  • Engaging closely with the Systems Engineering Integration and Test team to meet project outcomes.

Why Northrop Grumman?

As an integral part of the Australian team, you will receive professional development and a comprehensive benefits package. Furthermore, you will be joining an inclusive work environment built on innovation and respect, supported by the highest ethical standards.

Our Values represent what is important to us at Northrop Grumman and are integrated into all aspects of our employee experience:

  • We do the right thing
  • We do what we promise
  • We commit to shared success
  • We pioneer

What do we offer in return?

  • Professional Development Support – further education, professional industry memberships and unlimited access to a range of online training including LinkedIn Learning and SkillSoft -
  • Up to 2 weeks additional purchased annual leave
  • Salary packaging including novated car leases
  • Generous parental leave entitlements
  • WellbeiNG Program
  • Employee Incentive Program
  • Employee Discount Program

Essential Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor of Engineering - Chartered Professional Engineer or ability to achieve chartered status -
  • Well-developed written, communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Must be an Australian citizen with a current Baseline Security clearance who is willing and able to obtain NV1

Desired experience -

  • Qualifications or training in Systems Engineering
  • Working knowledge of Agile methodologies and execution
  • Experience working with teams over disparate locations
  • Experience working in a Defence complex project environment

Note: As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian Citizens. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable, as such your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and encourages individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply and consider becoming a part of our diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are welcome and encouraged to apply.


Salary Range: 1 - 1

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and encourages individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply and consider becoming a part of our diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are welcome and encouraged to apply.


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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.