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Sr. Principal Software Engineer – Software Architect, Mission Applications (23-301)

Requisition ID: R10111269

  • 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
  • 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 Architect, Mission Applications to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located out of Colorado Springs, CO.

Position Overview:

The Sr. Principal Software Engineer will be part of the C2BMC software architecture team responsible for the Mission Applications Agile Release Train (ART) products. Responsibilities will include defining and overseeing the implementation of the software architecture for a Java-based missile defense command and control system and ensuring the architecture is consistent with the architecture design tenets on the C2BMC program. This includes providing direct technical support to the chief architect and coordinating across engineering disciplines (e.g., Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Integration & test, sustainment).

Essential Functions:

  • Perform trade studies and analysis for current and future C2BMC development activities - Maintain the software architecture artifacts for the ART.
  • Oversee the development of ART software design documentation.
  • Determine ramifications and impacts of proposed architectural changes to the software baselines.
  • Analyze system performance to include quantifying performance, identifying bottlenecks, and measuring throughput.
  • Support briefings, presentations and demonstrations to customer.
  • Support analysis, design, and implementation of cyber requirements in the software.

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.
  • Must possess a DoD 8570 certification at IAT Level II or higher (Security+, GSEC, SCNP, SSCP, CISSP, CISA, GSE, SCNA)
  • Recent experience in software architecture and distributed systems design and implementation.
  •  Experience performing trade studies and analysis across software engineering disciplines.
  • Familiarity with the system engineering discipline including Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) and Object-Oriented Analysis and Design (OOA/OOD)
  • Hands on application development experience with Java.
  • CI/CD pipeline experience.
  • Automated test development experience.
  • Familiarity with Information Assurance (IA) mitigations for RMF and STIGs.
  • Familiarity with Fortify/SonarQube.
  • Applicants must have a current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD issued Secret security clearance which is required to start.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with System Oriented Architecture (SOA) or Event Driven Architecture (EDA), cloud computing, use of containerization, virtualization, and how to approach refactoring existing code bases into those paradigms is a plus.
  • Skills in logical/physical architecture modeling, and knowledge of CI/CD pipeline architecture and implementation, Safety, and cyber security concepts are highly desirable.
  • Previous experience with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) or Event Driven Architecture (EDA), cloud computing, micro-services, use of containerization, virtualization, and how to approach refactoring existing code bases into those paradigms is a plus.





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.