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Principal Software Development Analyst

Requisition ID: R10112253

  • CategoryCategory: Information Technology
  • Location Location: Redondo Beach, CA, USA   |  Roy, UT, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: No
  • 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.

Researches, designs, develops, and/or modifies enterprise-wide systems and/or applications software. Involved in planning of system and development deployment as well as responsible for meeting software compliance standards. Evaluates interface between hardware and software, operational requirements, and characteristics of overall system. Documents testing and maintenance of system corrections.

The successful candidate will have significant experience and working knowledge of High Performance Computing (HPC) systems.  Experience with parallel programming techniques, resource sharing and scheduling, high speed networking and parallel storage and memory technologies.  The candidate will also be versed in MPICH message passing, job queuing theory and GPGPU systems.  This position will be located in Redondo Beach and will support both open area and classified area systems (DoD/SSBI/SCI).

Daily job duty includes application installation, configuration of software, troubleshooting, debugging, and user support. Candidate will collaborate with peers and/or application vendors to research/develop/troubleshoot applications on the HPC systems for optimal scientific analysis.

Ability to work in self-paced environment is a must as tasks are assigned and assignments are due without manager supervision. Frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts. Represents the organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Equivalent with 5 years of relevant experience OR a Master's Degree with 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in Parallel Software systems and synchronization
  • 5 years of experience in Parallel Software systems and synchronization
  • Experience with Job queuing, resource management & sharing
  • Experience with basic scripting languages such as Python, Perl and Matlab
  • Experience with application install
  • Experience with Windows Operating system with System Administration skills
  • Experience with Linux Operating system with System Administration skills
  • Experience with HPC hardware systems, including Node structures, parallel storage systems, high performance low latency network systems.
  • Must have an Active Secret Security Clearance for DoD and SCI/SSBI
  • Able to lift 50 pounds without assistance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidates that have built both h/w and s/w parallel architected systems.
  • MS with 3 years' experience with HPC systems
  • Experience with ansible, slurm, or Altair PBS Pro scheduler.


This position reports to Redondo Beach, CA, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Roy, UT, UT, USA.

Salary Range: $90,400 USD - $157,000 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.