Software Engineer / Principal Software Engineer – 2nd Shift

Requisition ID: R10010010

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne - FL, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SAP
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 2nd 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Software Engineer / Principal Software Engineer - 2nd Shift to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, Florida.


The selected candidate will become a member of a skilled team working in a dynamic environment.  They will participate in System Engineering, Software Development, System Integration and Test, Operations and Maintenance, Change Management and Documentation for systems that will be used to verify and validate mission and vehicle systems through multiple levels of test.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop software for use across multi-domain, multi-platform system integration laboratories
  • Analyze and interpret formal and informal customer requirements and generate corresponding lower level requirements that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints
  • Consult with customer stakeholders and present ideas in small group settings
  • Create innovative technical design in compliance with established requirements
  • Build high-quality, fully performing software in compliance with coding standards and technical design
  • Define, implement, and document system tests
  • Perform software and hardware troubleshooting as required
  • Perform multiple platform system integration

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below

Basic Qualifications:

This requisition may be filled at either a Software Engineer level or Principal Software Engineer level.

Basic Qualifications for the Software Engineer are  Bachelor’s degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 2 years of experience in software engineering OR a Master’s degree in a (STEM) discipline from an accredited university

Basic Qualifications for the Principal Software Engineer is a Bachelor’s degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 5 years of experience in software engineering OR a Master’s degree in a (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 3 years of experience in software engineering OR a PhD degree in a (STEM) discipline from an accredited university

  • Experience with Object Oriented Programing development in either C++, C#, or Python
  • Experience with the Agile development lifecycle
  • Has a current in-scope active Secret Security Clearance and is able to obtain and maintain Special Program Access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with multiple of the following languages: C++, C#, Python, SQL
  • Experience with the following
    • Protocols: TCP/IP & UDP
    • HW Interfaces: 1553, A429, 1394
    • Atlassian Tool Suite
    • Decomposition / comprehension of Interface Control Documents of varying complexity
    • Developing OS agnostic software; Linux & Windows
    • Development within Interactive Development Environments
  • Has a current active Secret / Top-Secret clearance with Special Program Access

Salary Range: 70600 - 105800
Salary Range 2: 87400 - 131200

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.

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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.