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Sr. Principal Software Engineer (Software Tools Developer)

Requisition ID: R10107943

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Huntsville, AL, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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 (Software Tools Developer) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Huntsville, AL.

Position Overview:


The selected Sr. Principal Software Engineer will join the National Team (Tools Team) and will work as part of a small team to design, develop, test, document and support software and automation tools that enable the National Team to achieve digital transformation and more efficiently accomplish engineering activities in support of the Missile Defense Agency.

Essential Functions:  

  • Assess the needs of the NT-E user base, then determine improvements to the current toolset and propose new solutions for needs not yet addressed.
  • Prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish project results with limited oversight and direction.
  • Document and commit their code through version control and will document the tools for the user.
  • Familiarize themselves with the details of the current automation tools such that users will be able to rely on them for help and they are able to debug code issues.
  • Assist the team in the configuration and administration of the DOORS and Cameo environments as needed, creating accounts and groups, workspaces and completing other administrative task.

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.

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 4 years of experience with a PhD.
  • Experience developing software in object-oriented programming languages such as C, C++, Python or Java.
  • Ability and willingness to travel 10% to support business needs.
  • Applicants must have a current active U.S. Government security clearance at the DoD secret level.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering or related field.
  • Previous experience with DXL, VBA, VTL, and Java.
  • Previous experience utilizing/administrating DOORS, Cameo and/or System Architect
  • Strong interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with technical teams and customer personnel.
  • Experience analyzing complex problems and developing solutions based on limited direction and definition.
  • Familiarity with Agile software development practices.
  • A current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Top Secret security clearance.

Salary Range: $117,900 USD - $176,900 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.