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WSS Software Engineer 3 MDST

Requisition ID: R10051043

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Schriever AFB, Colorado, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Interim 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.


As part of the Specialized Warfighter Development Contract (SWDC) the Warfighter Simulation and Services (WSS) team offers opportunities to support the U.S. Missile Defense System through the development of Modeling and Simulation applications used in warfighter training and exercises, concept evaluation, developmental engineering, testing and verification, and assessment.

This position requires a software engineer experienced in software development lifecycle to support the Missile Defense Space Warning Tool (MDST) product line.  The job location is at Schriever SFB, Colorado Springs, CO.

Candidate will design, develop, test, document, and integrate features using C++ and/or Java programming languages hosted on a Linux operating system.  Primary responsibilities include designing and developing software to model various Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) element capabilities.  Additional responsibilities could include interfacing with MDST customers and presenting technical briefings to MDST stakeholders.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD or 9 years of experience in lieu of degree
  • DoD Interim Secret Clearance required
  • Must be proficient in software development using C++ and/or Java, have a strong understanding of object oriented software development, and have an understanding of Linux platforms.
  • Experience in Agile Software Development Methodologies
  • Experience with software configuration management tools
  • Knowledge/experience in modeling and simulation development.
  • Knowledge of software design patterns
  • Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Understanding of a Software development life cycle.
  • Must have strong written, verbal, and presentation communication skills.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient in C++ and Java
  • Proficient in Agile software development methodologies including SAFe 
  • Experience in Atlassian Tool Suite
  • Experience using Git
  • Currently have DoD Secret Clearance.

Salary Range: $92,200 USD - $138,400 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.