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Principal Engineer Software

Requisition ID: R10081232

  • 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: 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 DevOps Solutions SceneGen (Scene Generation) organization within the Northrop Grumman Mission Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing high fidelity virtual hardware and test automation capabilities to our customers to enable testing of embedded software without real hardware. Come be a part of our mission!

The DevOps Solutions SceneGen team seeks talented Software Engineers with an interest in video game engines, scientific visualization, image processing and/or tools development to join our growing team in Rolling Meadows, IL. As a Software Engineer, you will join our diverse team and be responsible for architecture, design, implementation, and integration of game engine technology to simulate radio-metrically correct scenes for our mission critical sensors and algorithm development. You will be working with a highly innovative and fast paced team.

This position can be filled at the Principal or Sr. Principal level:

Basic Qualifications for Principal Software Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or similar engineering discipline with a minimum of 5 years of engineering experience, or a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or similar engineering discipline with a minimum of 3 years of engineering experience or in lieu of degree an additional 4 years of engineering experience.
  • Experience with Unreal Engine, Unreal Editor, and Unreal Blueprints
  • Experience with C++ or similar language using object-oriented development
  • Experience with scripting languages (Python, Bash, Batch, etc)
  • Experience with software engineering
  • Familiarity with computer graphics principals
  • Familiarity with automated testing and continuous integration frameworks
  • Familiarity with version control systems (GitHub, Bitbucket, ClearCase) and Agile software planning tools (Rally, Jira, etc)
  • Interim secret clearance prior to start. Once started, must have the ability to obtain and maintain DoD secret clearance.

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal Software Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or similar engineering discipline with a minimum of 9 years of engineering experience, or a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or similar engineering discipline with a minimum of 7 years of engineering experience or in lieu of degree an additional 4 years of engineering experience.
  • Experience with Unreal Engine, Unreal Editor, and Unreal Blueprints
  • Experience with C++ or similar language using object-oriented development
  • Experience with scripting languages (Python, Bash, Batch, etc)
  • Experience with software engineering
  • Familiarity with computer graphics principals
  • Familiarity with automated testing and continuous integration frameworks
  • Familiarity with version control systems (GitHub, Bitbucket, ClearCase) and Agile software planning tools (Rally, Jira, etc)
  • Interim secret clearance prior to start. Once started, must have the ability to obtain and maintain DoD secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with game engines, scientific visualization, or image processing
  • Software architecture skills (design patterns, objected oriented design)
  • Experience with general purpose GPU (gpGPU) development
  • Experience with CUDA development
  • Experience with video game engine development
  • Experience with video game development
  • Experience with physics engines
  • Familiarity with camera systems and optics
  • Active Secret clearance

Salary Range: $99,800 USD - $149,800 USD
Salary Range 2: $123,800 USD - $185,800 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.