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Space Sr. Principal Software Engineer – TS/SCI Required

Requisition ID: R10049491

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Polygraph
  • 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is hiring a Space Sr. Principal DevOps Engineer in Baltimore, MD or Fairfax, VA. This individual will work on the design, development, integration, and maintenance of an outstanding, operationally-deployed system.


We are seeking an experienced Java developer to work as a member of a small, highly-skilled team in a dynamic environment.  The candidate would design, write code, debug, and create installation automation for Java microservices and web UIs to be run in a Kubernetes cluster deployment environment.  The Java microservices are generally Vert.x based and communicate using either the Vert.x event bus, REST HTTP services, or Apache Artemis.  Web UIs are generally Vue.js and Vuetify.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Working on technical challenges to provide innovative solutions, troubleshooting systems (Linux/windows/certificates), implementing new capabilities, Helmfile installing/configurating, and supporting test activities with IA personnel, interacting with end-users, customers, and other program engineers, and more.

This position pays up to $20k in additional, sign-on bonus for selected, eligible candidates!

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS in STEM discipline with 9+ years of software development, MS with 7+ years of related experience, or 13+ years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree

  • Active, in-scope TS/SCI clearance is required

  • Experience with Java and/or JavaScript/HTML software development in a Linux or Cloud environment(s)

  • Experience with database development, preferably NoSQL

  • Experience with Agile development

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI clearance with active poly

  • Experience with Vert.x

  • Experience with Vue.js

  • Experience with Keycloak or other OAuth2 provider

  • Experience with Apache Artemis

Salary Range: $120,000 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

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.

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.