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Software Developer / Principal Software Developer (AHT)

Requisition ID: R10054515

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Manhattan Beach, 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: No
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector is seeking Software Developer / Principal Software Developer. This position will be located in Manhattan, Beach. The selected candidate will design, develop, document, test and debug applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions. Conducts multidisciplinary research and collaborates with equipment designers and/or hardware engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of electronic data processing systems for product and commercial software. Determines computer user needs; analyzes system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls; prepares operating instructions; designs and develops compilers and assemblers, utility programs, and operating systems. Ensures software standards are met.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Designs, develops, documents, tests and debugs applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions.
  • Conducts multidisciplinary research and collaborates with UX/UI designers and software architects in the planning, design, development.
  • Determines computer user needs; analyzes system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements; prepares operating instructions;
  • Backend development using C#, Java, REST/GraphQL APIs, and containerization.
  • Front end development using React, Javascript.
  • Attends daily stand ups and assists members of Agile scrum team to meet sprint and quarterly goals.
  • Ensures software standards are met.

This is a dual level opportunity. We are open to candidates that qualify for a level 2 or level 3.

Basic Qualifications:

Software Engineer Level 2 Requirements:

  • 2 Years with Bachelors in Science; 0 Years with Masters; High School Diploma / Equivalent with 6 Years of experience may be accepted in lieu of degree
  • 1 year of work experience any of the following:  Java, TypeScript, React, Redux, C#
  • Understanding of software design principles:
    • SOLID, DRY, KISS
    • Functional programming and Object-Oriented programming paradigms
  • Strong communication skills and able to work effectively with physically disperse/remote team members of various levels
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Secret Clearance

Principal Software Engineer Level 3 Requirements:

  • 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; High School Diploma / Equivalent with 9 Years of experience may be accepted in lieu of degree
  • 4 year of work experience any of the following:  Java, TypeScript, React, Redux, C#
  • Understanding of software design principles:
    • SOLID, DRY, KISS
    • Functional programming and Object-Oriented programming paradigms
  • Strong communication skills and able to work effectively with physically disperse/remote team members of various levels
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong skills in various software development skills in an Agile environment including design and architecture, implementation, optimization, automated testing, and documentation
  • Experience with DevSecOps Continuous Implementation/Continuous Deployment pipeline tools and concepts such as Jenkins, SonarQube, Docker
  • Experience with Agile tools such as Jira, Git
  • Experience with Web Development and Microservices
  • SAFe certified and experience working in a SAFe framework preferred
  • Previous in-depth mission planning domain knowledge of program software design and code preferred
  • Current DoD Secret or Top Secret Clearance

Salary Range: $82,400 USD - $123,600 USD
Salary Range 2: $101,400 USD - $152,200 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.