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Sr. Principal Software Engineer (Top Secret) – Offering up to a $15,000 Sign on Bonus!

Requisition ID: R10057130

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Schriever AFB, Colorado, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top 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: 2

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 Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems 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!The NOALS team at Northrop Grumman Space Systems is looking for you to join our team as a Sr. Principal Software Engineer based out of Schriever SFB, in Colorado Springs, CO.What You’ll get to Do: The Sr. Principal Software Engineer will support an operational program environment by developing new capabilities, troubleshooting/ resolving problems, and supporting real-time satellite launch events in a dynamic operational environment. This is an opportunity to maintain and evolve a satellite ground system in support of Mission Applications and Graphical User Interface (GUI) development and Database interactions. Responsibilities include all facets of the software design, development, and integration life cycle for software and database changes identified by program personnel especially as it pertains to Command and Telemetry processing. This includes analysis of change requests and requirements for new software support capabilities; software, COTS/GOTS integration; implementation of software using Java, C/C++, C/Python scripts, Oracle applications, and other programming tools. Resolve technically challenging issues and proactively evolve system requirements. Support rehearsals and day-of-launch activities. This is a position in which one has the opportunity to work at an operational customer facility in a dynamic environment where one can directly impact the success of an important mission.Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree with 9 years of experience or Master's + 7 years of experience or PhD + 4 years of experience; An additional 4 years of experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Experience designing and implementing software applications in Java programming language.
  • An active DoD Top Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI clearance and take a polygraph.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • TS/SCI with active Polygraph
  • Experience developing with Spring Boot framework and associated services. Experience developing on JavaScript framework (Angular, React, Vue, etc.). Experience using NoSQL databases (MongoDB, DynamoDB).
  • Experience with mentoring junior engineers on an agile development team.
  • Experience with standing up / configuring continuous integration / continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines.
  • Experience using distributed version control system: git, mercurial, etc. Experience working in an agile development environment. Understanding of agile terminology, methodology, and lifecycle.
  • Experience developing Java applications with the Spring application framework.
  • Knowledge of Microservices architecture style.
  • Basic understanding of relational databases and structured query language (SQL) syntax.
  • Experience with space command and control operations and concepts. Knowledge of satellite ground system concepts.
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and basic services.
  • Experience with Apache Camel messaging service.
  • Experience with JBoss Enterprise Application Platform hosting, configuration, and deployment.
  • Experience with Oracle Database management and sustainment.
#SpacePGS #SpacePGSSWNorthrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As an employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package which including:
  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Education Assistance
  • Health & Wellness Resources
  • Life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
  • Employee Discounts
Flexible schedules on some programs, like the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule. The 9/80 schedule allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of workFor more details please visit our total rewards site or chat with one of our recruiters to learn more Link: https://benefits.northropgrumman.com

Salary Range: $114,300 USD - $171,500 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.