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Associate Software Engineer/Software Engineer (No Clearance Required to Start)

Requisition ID: R10050193

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 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: Yes, 10% of the Time

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 is seeking an Associate Software Engineer OR Software Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK! The successful candidate will be assigned to develop and deliver software products for various classified programs.

Essential Functions:

  • Participate in all aspects of the software development lifecycle activities and the Agile process for the Mission Systems Software and/or tool development to support DevSecOps initiative. 
  • Review of software requirements for completeness and understandability.
  • Perform detailed design, code, and testing of those requirements at the domain level as well as support of system and operational testing.
  • Support tool development to support streamlining of current processes and development of continuous test integration environment.
  • Candidate will be expected to have excellent communication and strong interpersonal skills.

This position may be filled at either the Associate Software Engineer OR Software Engineer level.

Basic Qualifications for an Associate Software Engineer:

• Bachelor’s of Science in a STEM discipline plus 0 years of experience

• Knowledge of or experience with C and C++ Object-Oriented Design and Development

• Knowledge of or experience with Python

• Must have US Citizenship

• Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance

• Ability to obtain and maintain SAP (Special Access Programs). This SAP must be obtained within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

• Must have reliable means to get to work on time every work day. Taxis or ride-sharing services not permitted. Worksite not readily accessible by public transportation.

Basic Qualifications for a Software Engineer:

• Bachelor’s of Science in a STEM discipline plus 2 years of experience; OR a Master’s Degree with 0 years of experience

• Experience with C and C++ Object-Oriented Design and Development

• Experience with Python

• Must have US Citizenship

• Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance

• Ability to obtain and maintain SAP (Special Access Programs). This SAP must be obtained within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

• Must have reliable means to get to work on time every work day. Taxis or ride-sharing services not permitted. Worksite not readily accessible by public transportation.

Preferred Qualifications for both levels:

• Software emphasis degree – BS SW Engr. / BS Comp. Engr. / BS Comp. Sci. / similar

• Masters of Science in a STEM discipline with at least 2 years of software development experience in embedded real-time software

• Fluent in the following languages C, C++, Python

• Familiarity with communication protocols (MIL-STD-1553)

• Experience in complete software development life-cycle

• Experience in Agile SW methodologies – Scrum / Kanban / similar

• Experience with software development in real-time embedded systems for military applications

• Experience in using integrated development environment tools (e.g. Rhapsody) and real-time operating systems (e.g. Integrity)

• Active in-scope DoD Top Secret Clearance

• PAR Access program clearance


Salary Range: $55,800 USD - $83,600 USD
Salary Range 2: $67,400 USD - $101,000 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.