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Associate Engineer Software

Requisition ID: R10107292

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Colorado Springs, CO, 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
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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.

  • Northrop Grumman Space Systems – Launch and Missile Defense Systems has an exciting career opportunity for an Associate Software Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Colorado Springs, CO. 


    Position Overview: 


    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 (M&S) applications used in warfighter training and exercises, concept evaluation, developmental engineering, testing and verification, and assessment. The selected Associate Software Engineer will support the Missile Defense Advanced Simulation (MDASim) project on the Specialized Warfighter Development Contract (SWDC).  This role designs, develops, tests, documents and integrates simulation products for MDASim using C++ and/or C# programming languages on Windows operating systems. 


    Essential Functions:   


    • Designing and developing software to model various missile and air defense capabilities and concepts. 

    • Additional responsibilities could include interfacing with MDASim customers and presenting technical briefings to MDASim stakeholders. 


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


    Basic Qualifications:  

    Level 1: BS in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field and 0-2 years experience

    Level 2: BS in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field and at least 2 years experience.

    • Active U.S. Government security clearance at the DoD Secret level. 

    • At least 6 months experience with C++ or C#. 

    • At least 6 months experience with engineering M&S systems using an optimistic and/or conservative discrete event simulation platform. 

    • At least 6 months experience with Agile and SAFe. 

    • At least 6 months experience with Jira and Atlassian tools for Agile software development. 

    • Ability and willingness to travel 10% to support business needs.  


    Preferred Qualifications:   

    • Experience with software development, including analysis, design, code, test and integration. 

    • Strong, written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills to collaborate effectively with technical teams and customer personnel. 

    • Experience in several of the following: missile defense domain knowledge, command and control, and modeling and simulation development.   

Salary Range: $63,800 USD - $95,800 USD
Salary Range 2: $77,200 USD - $115,800 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.