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Principal Cyber Software Engineer

Requisition ID: R10087554

  • CategoryCategory: Information Technology
  • Location Location: Huntsville, AL, USA   |  San Antonio, TX, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (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 Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security.  Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter.  Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Principal Cyber Software Engineer to join our Strategic Cyber team supporting our Cyber Engineering Group located in Huntsville, AL and San Antonio, TX.  As a Principal Cyber Software Engineer at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter.  Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation.  The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.

What You’ll Get to Do:

In this role, the Cyber Software Engineer develops software products to meet cyber requirements or provide cyber capabilities targeted for current and future potential programs.

Be part of our Agile development team using modern development practices in a DevOps environment. Work on C++, Java, and/or Python programming.  You’ll utilize the Atlassian product suite, including Jira and Confluence.  Our small but highly energized Agile Scrum team has a significant development effort with a large impact.  Please consider joining us and thrive within our fast-paced software development team! We pride ourselves in our experience and highly supportive environment.

This is a great opportunity for a flexible self-starter to work in a dynamic environment with real world technical content supporting a number of tools and systems.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 5 years of related experience; 3 years of related experience with a Master’s degree; 0 years of related experience with a PhD; an additional 4 years of related experience may be considered in lieu of degree
  • Experience in higher level programming languages such as Java, Python, C++
  • Experience in object-oriented design and development
  • Clearance: Active Department of Defense (DoD) Secret Security Clearance and ability to obtain Top Secret Security Clearance and SCI and SAP accesses

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Cyber certification such as a Security+ or CISSP
  • Current Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance
  • Software Assurance experience
  • Experience managing and directing efforts following an Agile and DevSecOps process model
  • Expertise with containerized software systems in accordance with DoD DevSecOps Reference Design
  • Excellent communication (written and oral), negotiation, coordination, and interpersonal skills
  • Proven collaboration with program managers and customer representatives to meet program objectives
  • Ability to calmly negotiate challenging program requirements, strategies, and conflicting constraints among a large and diverse group of program stakeholders
  • Expertise with Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE) and related tools such as DOORS and Cameo
  • Knowledge of Cyber Security Engineering practices, network technologies, DoD system development life cycles and methodologies, and insight into information technology infrastructure management/monitoring and applications
  • Proven success analyzing, estimating, and implementing solutions to complex problems spanning multiple engineering disciplines

This position reports to Huntsville, AL, USA, however, this position can also be worked from San Antonio, TX, TX, USA.

Salary Range: $104,700 USD - $157,100 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.