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Sr. Principal Software Engineer – Task Lead (22-341) – C2BMC

Requisition ID: R10065021

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Schriever AFB, Colorado, 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: Days (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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems – Launch and Missile Defense Systems has an exciting career opportunity for a Sr. Principal Software Engineer – Task Lead to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located out of Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado Springs, CO.

Position Overview:

The primary role will be leading a technical team in the furtherance of advanced track processing and future engagement architectures for the Experimentation Lab (X-Lab) organization on the Command and Control, Battle-Management, and Communications (C2BMC) program at Schriever Space Force Base, CO, which supports the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Space Force (SF) customers.

Essential Functions:

  • The selected candidate is expected to lead an integrated team of other systems engineers, software developers, and analysts to develop solutions for integrated and advance missile defense to include regional defense scenarios.
  • The selected candidate will work closely with X-Lab agile teams to understand concepts, algorithms, and logging in order to build integrated solutions and prototypes.
  • The selected candidate will utilize math, physics, statistics, data parsing, plotting, and database techniques to analyze complex data related to command, control, track state vectors, covariances, and the tasking of EO/IR and RF sensors on experimental and operational software.
  • The selected candidate will design, develop, and extend analysis tools in a configuration managed toolbox that is shared across multiple teams and labs.
  • The selected candidate will assist X-Lab PM/PO/CE in the definition and development of technology roadmaps and experiment plans. Candidate will conduct trade studies and course of actional development/analysis as directed.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline preferred from an accredited university and 9 years of related experience, or a Master's Degree in a STEM discipline and 7 years of related experience, or a PhD. And 4 years of related experience, or 13 years’ experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Experience in missile track processing, modeling and analysis.
  • Must be able to work both independently and as a task lead.
  • Strong math and physics, including probability and statistics, linear algebra, and calculus.
  • Ability to use MATLAB or similar languages (Python, Perl, Bash, Mathematica, JavaScript, etc.) to perform prototyping, data visualization, scripting, parsing, and functional programming.
  • Experience as a technical task or team lead.
  • Experience with C2BMC and or ballistic missile defense programs/domains.
  • Experience with systems engineering and software engineering processes and principles.
  • Experience with surveillance and target acquisition, track state estimation and correlation, track-to-truth mapping, state vectors, tracking covariances, coordinate conversions, time conversions, and EOIR/RF phenomenology, scheduling and resource management, identification and discrimination, battle management, signal processing, and/or orbital dynamics.
  • Applicants must have a current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD issued Secret security clearance which is required to start.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A DoD Top Secret/SCI clearance is desired.
  • Capability of supporting occasional domestic and foreign travel.
  • Capability of supporting occasional off-duty hours.
  • A strong analytical background including Monte Carlo analysis and statistical regression.
  • Functional knowledge of modeling languages such as SySML or UML.
  • Experience with Verification & Validation (V&V) testing of complex software systems.
  • Experience with Agile software development processes.
  • Experience with distributed application environments coded in Java, C++, or other Object-Oriented languages.

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

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.