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Sentinel (GBSD) Principal Engineer Software – 1821-1

Requisition ID: R10048523

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Huntsville, Alabama, 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: 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.

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 Systems is seeking a Principal Software Engineer.  This position will be located in Huntsville, AL and will support the Sentinel (GBSD) program. 

What You’ll Get To Do: 

Specific duties to include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Derive and allocate requirements into detailed design

  • Designs, develops and tests displays, controls and functionality

  • Designs, develops and tests simulation software for use in high fidelity simulation based training systems; training systems may include a combination of console and weapon system simulations, virtual reality, and augmented reality

  • Design and develop artificial intelligence algorithms to tutor, assess and evaluate learner knowledge

  • Develops and maintains databases to monitor and analyze learner and system performance

  • Collaborates with Systems and Quality Engineers to ensure software requirements are met

  • Performs software peer reviews, version control, automated tests, software analysis, continuous integration, and continuous delivery in accordance with DevSecOps processes and best practices

  • Performs code quality management and corrects defects

  • Coordinates with HW/SW team to perform retests and regression tests once defects are corrected

Candidate should have:

  • Previous practical experience bridging requirements into software design and implementation including active work in DOORs and architecture models through detailed design documentation and into code

  • Strong experience with build automation tools such as Jenkins, GoCD, Travis CI or Circle CI

  • Strong experience with deployment automation tools such as chef, puppet or ansible

  • Experience with working in a fast pace, agile environment with the ability to work on cross-function Scrum team focused on quality and capability delivery

  • Experience with Java/C/C++ development and/or front-end web development including JavaScript Frameworks (Angular JS or React), HTML, and CSS

  • Familiarity with DevSecOps, continuous integration, and continuous delivery

  • Familiarity with distributed version control software (Git, Mercurial)

  • Experience with Linux and Windows operating systems

  • Familiarity with Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming), Scaled Agile Framework – SAFe for Lean Enterprises

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

Job Qualifications: 

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD. or 4 additional years in lieu of a degree

  • Current DoD Secret clearance with ability to obtain PAR

  • Full lifecycle software development experience

  • Experience with working in a fast pace, agile environment with the ability to work on cross-function Scrum team focused on quality and capability delivery

  • Familiarity with DevSecOps, continuous integration, and continuous delivery

  • Experience with Java/C/C++ development and/or other software development of high reliable software in appropriate languages (i.e. Ada, FORTRAN, C, C++, Assembly)

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • US Citizenship with an Active Top Secret Clearance or higher (awarded within the past 5 years)

  • Direct experience with build automation tools such as Jenkins, GoCD, Travis CI or Circle CI

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including: 

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage 

  • 401k 

  • Educational Assistance 

  • Life Insurance 

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions  

  • Paid Time Off  

  • Health & Wellness Resources  

  • Employee Discounts 


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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.