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Principal Software Engineer

Requisition ID: R10011641

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: London - POST-LON, United Kingdom
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United Kingdom Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Developed Vetting (DV)
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time Teleworking for this position
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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.

As a Principal Software Engineer you will have experience of the full development lifecycle, leading multi-disciplinary Agile teams. You will have experience of technical leadership, requirements analysis and of communicating with stakeholders. You will be able to deploy applications in a controlled, repeatable way and be developing technical specialisms in frameworks and/or toolsets.

Key criteria required...

  • Experience in the design and creation of clean, well-constructed, unit-tested code.
  • Experience in the leadership of supportive, collaborative Agile teams.
  • Keen to learn a broad range of technologies on the Java stack.

Also, we'd love it if you have experience of...

  • Full-stack development, creating front-ends in React Javascript.
  • Cloud-based architectures, including AWS or Azure.
  • DevSecOps approaches and associated tools such as Docker, Kubernetes or Ansible.
  • UX design processes.
  • Messaging and routing technologies such as NiFi and Kafka.
  • Agile/Scrum methodologies using tools such as Confluence and Jira.
  • You must be able obtain and hold UK Government clearances.



Northrop Grumman is committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's protected status, including race/ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, religion or belief, creed, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status or characteristic.


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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.