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Principal Controls/Software Engineer

Requisition ID: R10111599

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Corinne, UT, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: No
  • 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, is currently seeking Principal Process Controls / Software Engineer to support our Process Engineering team at our Promontory Utah facility.

The selected candidate will support the Ammonium Perchlorate (AP), Case, Case Prep, Mix/Cast, Motor Assembly, Nozzle, or Rocket Value Streams.

Role Description & Responsibilities:

  • Design & support software solutions for manufacturing processes

  • Ensure compliance with cyber security requirements governed by DOD and NIST

  • Developing and improving manufacturing processes

  • Performing cause and corrective action activities to permanently eliminate defects

  • Using software skills improve existing processes implementing Digital Transformation techniques

  • Follow company software development lifecycle to design, code, configure, test, debug, and document system and application programs

  • Develop SPC tools for process control

  • Create high level software solutions to interface with machine level control

Experience Requirements:  

  • Candidate with 5-9 years of Controls / Software Engineering experience

  • Position may be filled at a higher level requiring 9-14 years of Controls / Software Engineering experience


  • B.S. degree in Computer Science, Electrical, Automated Systems, or related Engineering (other technical degrees may be considered)

Skills & Qualifications

  • Self-Starter that takes initiative to complete tasks and assignments with minimal supervision

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and strong oral and written communication skills

  • Capable of using flow charts to program

  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing Techniques is a plus

  • Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Strong inter-personal and Customer Service Skills

  • Intelligent and curious – ready to learn and grow in an exciting field

  • Proficiency in one or more of the following languages

    • ThingWorx (Javascript)

    • LabView

    • Python

    • C#

    • Web technologies (HTML/CSS)

    • Allen Bradley Logix 5000 / Studio

Salary Range: $90,400 USD - $135,600 USD
Salary Range 2: $112,000 USD - $168,000 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.