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Software Engineer/Principal Software Engineer

Requisition ID: R10051198

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Rolling Meadows, Illinois, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • 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 Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security.  Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter.  Come be a part of our mission!

We are looking for you to join our team as a Software Engineer/Principal Software Engineer based out of Rolling Meadows, IL. 

As a Software Cortex Engineer at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter.  Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation.  The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.

This position can be filled at a Software or Principal Software level:

Basic Qualifications for Software Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or similar engineering discipline with a minimum of 2 years of Software design experience OR Master’s Computer Science, Computer Engineering or similar engineering discipline.
  • Experience with C/C++ or similar language using object oriented development
  • Experience with Python
  • Experience with Java
  • Experience with software development lifecycle (Waterfall, Scrum, Kanban, etc)
  • Excellent analytical, debugging, and problem-solving skills).
  • Familiarity with embedded software development
  • Familiarity with computer architecture
  • Familiarity with automated testing and continuous integration frameworks
  • Familiarity with operating systems such as: RedHat Enterprise, CentOs, and Windows 10
  • Familiarity with various version control systems (Github, Bitbucket) and Agile software planning tools (Rally, Jira, etc)
  • US Citizen and ability to obtain and maintain secret security clearance

Basic Qualifications for Principal Software Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or similar engineering discipline with a minimum of 5 years of Software design experience OR Master’s Computer Science, Computer Engineering or similar engineering discipline with a minimum of 3 years of Software Design experien.
  • Experience with C/C++ or similar language using object oriented development
  • Experience with Python
  • Experience with Java
  • Experience with software development lifecycle (Waterfall, Scrum, Kanban, etc)
  • Excellent analytical, debugging, and problem-solving skills).
  • Familiarity with embedded software development
  • Familiarity with computer architecture
  • Familiarity with automated testing and continuous integration frameworks
  • Familiarity with operating systems such as: RedHat Enterprise, CentOs, and Windows 10
  • Familiarity with various version control systems (Github, Bitbucket) and Agile software planning tools (Rally, Jira, etc)
  • US Citizen and ability to obtain and maintain secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Software Architecture skills (Design Patterns, Objected Oriented Design)
  • Real-time/multi-threaded embedded application Programming Experience
  • Experience with hardware interfaces such as: 1553, Ethernet, Serial and/or PCI-E
  • RTOS Experience (VxWorks, Linux)
  • Proven communication and team leadership skills
  • Experience working with technical customers
  • Experience with software engineering and architecture practices
  • Active Secret clearance

Salary Range: $78,600 USD - $118,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $96,900 USD - $145,300 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.