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Principal Cyber Software Engineer

Requisition ID: R10090908

  • CategoryCategory: Information Technology
  • LocationLocation: Annapolis Junction, MD, USA
  • 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
  • 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 Northrop Grumman Cyber Security Operations Center (CSOC) is looking for a Cyber Software Engineer to drive key automation goals. Your customer is the top-notch team of incident responders, intelligence analysts, and systems engineers within the CSOC. Your mission is to help us design and implement the next generation of operations through Security Orchestration/Automation & Response (SOAR) technologies. This position is expected to evolve rapidly over time as solutions are dreamt up, executed, maintained, and decommissioned. The ideal candidate is an experienced Python developer that is looking to escape the IDE periodically to tinker with full stacks and end-to-end workflows.

Designs, develops, documents, tests and debugs applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions. Conducts multidisciplinary research and collaborates with equipment designers and/or hardware engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of electronic data processing systems for product and commercial software. Determines computer user needs; analyzes system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls; prepares operating instructions; designs and develops compilers and assemblers, utility programs, and operating systems. Ensures software standards are met.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field with 5 years of software development experience; 3 years with a master’s degree. An additional 4 years of experience is required in lieu of a degree.
  • Strong software programming experience in Python
  • Advanced knowledge of Linux and other operating systems
  • Ability to excel on a team of non-developers.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Security Orchestration/Automation & Response (SOAR) or Security Information & Event Management (SIEM) platforms, especially integrations and playbooks
  • Experience with automating workflows and integrating disparate systems.
  • Familiarity with cyber security operations and concepts
  • Familiarity with source control systems (Git, etc) and building CI/CD pipelines.
  • Familiarity with a variety of programming and scripting languages (Bash, JavaScript), document descriptors (HTML, XML, JSON) and ability to learn new concepts when required.
  • Active security clearance
  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field


Salary Range: $115,200 USD - $172,800 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.