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Principal Software Development Analyst

Requisition ID: R10080648

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo 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: 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.

The selected candidate will serve as an application administrator of a major engineering application system supporting a major corporation. The new hire will perform technical system implementation tasks, maintain applications performing Apache, TomEE installation, software upgrades, configuration, vulnerability remediation, patching, and performance monitoring on Linux platforms (RHEL). Researches, designs, develops, and/or modifies enterprise-wide systems and/or applications software. Involved in planning of system and development deployment as well as responsible for meeting software compliance standards. Evaluates interface between hardware and software, operational requirements, and characteristics of overall system. Documents testing and maintenance of system corrections.

This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour days Monday through Thursday and take every first Friday off in a pay period.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or other related discipline and at least 5 years of applicable experience (Appropriate combination of education and experience will be considered in lieu of the degree requirement)
  • 5 or more years of direct hands-on experience in performing systems and application administration
  • Current DoD Security Clearance with the ability to obtain Top Secret with SCI access
  • Current Comptia Security+, maintaining a current Security+CE certification will be a condition of continued employment
  • Must have the ability to work onsite and in secured areas
  • Must have the ability to provide occasional after-hours and weekend support as needed
  • Experience with Web based infrastructure, web/application server, load balancing, performance monitoring, and disaster recovery is required
  • Candidate must be proficient in troubleshooting and solving web/application problems in a production environment and must have a good understanding of the engineering business process
  • Ability to communicate effectively with non-technical and technical professionals
  • Prior project and technical leadership experience is a must
  • Working knowledge of networking, information security, Apache TomEE, web site administration, Oracle databases, and developing scripts to automate various administration tasks
  • License Administration experience
  • Experience with Linux Servers (RHEL)
  • Preferred candidate will have Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) experience, but not a requirement.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in Computer Science or other related discipline and at least 2 years of direct hands-on experience in performing systems and application administration
  • Current DoD Top Secret clearance with SCI access
  • Experience working with any PLM system (preferable Enovia 3DExperience)
  • Experience with PLM support and incident resolution


Salary Range: $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.