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Software Engineer / Principal Software Engineer

Requisition ID: R10037789

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, Florida, 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: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 6

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.

At Northrop Grumman, our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity, and continuing to push the boundaries of possibilities across land, sea, air, space, and the cyber world. Our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people’s lives around the world and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom, democracy and advances human discovery. Through the development of bold new ideas, exercising courage, and a pioneering spirit we join forces to invent the future and have a lot of fun along the way.

Every day we take pride in creating purposeful work allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals. We offer competitive pay, flexible work arrangements, great learning opportunities, and comprehensive benefits. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do. We have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career. Join our team today and enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start engaging with a team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Software Engineer / Principal Software Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals to fill a role in the Dev*Ops Integration Team in support of key program(s). This position will be located in Melbourne, Florida.

The selected candidate will coordinate with leadership and teammates to perform software/test engineering activities such as development of automated test scripts, and test tools.

Essential Functions:

The software engineer will participate in all aspects of the software development lifecycle activities and the Agile process for Strike Software.

•  Analyze and interpret formal and informal customer requirements and generate corresponding lower level requirements that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints

•  Consult with stakeholders and present ideas in small group settings

•  Create innovative technical design in compliance with established requirements

•  Build high-quality, fully performing test scripts and test tools

•  Perform troubleshooting as required

•  Review Subsystem requirements for completeness, understandability and testability

•  Perform detailed testing of those requirements at the subsystem level in a lab environment

•  Design and develop data analysis tools that support reduction, analysis and presentation of recorded data

Basic Qualifications

•  At minimum an active DoD Secret level clearance is required to apply, with the ability to obtain (and maintain) special program access (PAR) before starting on Day 1.

•  Bachelor’s degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university.

•  Experience developing software/writing code in Python and MATLAB

•  Experience in software or subsystem test

•  Atlassian Tool Suite

Preferred Qualifications:

•  Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

•  Experience working within an Agile environment

•  Familiarity with software requirements tools such as DOORS and Rational Rhapsody

•  Program Access


In addition to a full benefits package with 401k match, PTO, etc. we offer flexible work arrangements, incredible learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, within a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself. Every ERG is inclusive of all employees!

Salary Range: $71,100 USD - $106,700 USD
Salary Range 2: $87,600 USD - $131,400 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

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.