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FORGE SSP Software Integration/Dev Engineer – Level 3 or 4

Requisition ID: R10112200

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Boulder, CO, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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.

The Launch and Missile Defense Systems (LMDS) division within Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Principal / Sr. Principal Software Integration and Development Engineer to join the Future Operationally Resilient Ground Evolution (FORGE) Sensor Specific Processing (SSP) Team. Our domain provides rewarding work that contributes to the latest advancements being made in the missile defense industry. FORGE SSP is a software application hosted on the Governments FORGE framework used to process legacy Space Based Infrared Sensor (SBIRS) data.

The position is located in Boulder, CO – Boulder is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and only 25 miles from downtown Denver.

Position Overview:

As a Principal Software Engineer or Sr. Principal Software Engineer, you will be responsible for the testing, deployment, and troubleshooting/debugging of software applications to multiple locations across Colorado. Primary software deployments to local locations within Boulder. Minimal travel to Aurora and Colorado Springs for software deployment and testing.

Essential Functions:

  • Software engineering support for multi-language environment. Priority order: Python V3, C++, and Java
  • Operates proficiently in Linux environments
  • Familiarity with OpenShift
  • Software deployment, integration, and test in Government classified facilities. NG Boulder will be homebase the bulk of the time.
  • Live software debug/troubleshooting and defect documentation
  • Utilizing Jira to document bugs and enhancements
  • Enhance usability, performance, and maintainability of systems via analysis and bug fixes
  • This role will focus primarily on software onboarding, integration, and testing, and may include some software development.

Seeking candidates who find satisfaction in working on challenging and diverse assignments in collaborative settings across all levels.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Software Engineer or Sr. Principal Software Engineer:

  • Principal Software Engineer: Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline preferred from an accredited university and 5 years of related experience, or a Master’s degree in a STEM discipline and 3 years experience, or 9 years of related experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Sr. Principal Software Engineer: 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 experience, 13 years of related experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Linux OS experience
  • Python and C++ proficiency
  • Ability and willingness to travel up-to 20% to support business needs
  • Configuration management software experience (i.e. Git, etc.)
  • Applicants must have an active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Top Secret security clearance which is required to start; with SCI eligibility.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • OO design pattern and modern data structure experience
  • Software development and troubleshooting in a team environments
  • Agile development experience
  • Atlassian Tool Suite experience
  • Full software development lifecycle experience

Salary Range: $104,600 USD - $157,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $129,700 USD - $194,500 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.