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Principal Systems Software Analyst

Requisition ID: R10092172

  • CategoryCategory: Information Technology
  • LocationLocation: Fort Leavenworth, KS, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 50% 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 Defense Systems sector (NGDS) is seeking a Principal Systems Software Analyst (SSA) to join our growing team of diverse professionals at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The Mission Command Training Program (MCTP) Systems Software Analyst will plan, design, and oversee the execution of programs, applications, and collaborative tools and services support to Army Warfighter Exercises (WFX).


  • Provides patches and upgrades to existing systems

  • May design graphical user interface (GUI) to meet the specific needs of users

  • Prepares operating instructions, compiles documentation of program development, and analyzes system capabilities to resolve questions of program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, and controls

  • Performs systems integration tests between system components

  • Analyzes hardware and software system capabilities against customer requirements, and develops approaches using on-hand resources to fulfill those requirements

  • Tests and distributes client computer images required for operating models and simulations, and collaborative services during MCTP exercises

  • Monitors and adjusts system linkages and performance; and coordinate the analysis, adjudication, and correction of hardware and software problems

  • Identifies shortfalls in the software and installation components, develops potential remedies, and furnishes the customer with analysis results and recommendations

  • Develops command line operating system scripts and builds software routines to improve and simplify repetitive technical functions and procedures

  • Performs vulnerability and security scans on system releases, as required, and ensure systems identified issues are remedied in compliance with cybersecurity requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • One of the following:

    • High school diploma or GED with a minimum of 9 years of Information Technology (IT) experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field with a minimum of 5 years of IT experience

    • Master’s degree in computer science or related field with a minimum of 3 years of IT experience

  • CompTIA Security+ CE required

  • Must have an active U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance

  • Must be able to travel as needed (up to 50% of the time)

  • Must be able to work on-site at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with packaging and deploying software

  • Graduate degree in computer science or related field

  • Prior exposure to programming languages

Salary Range: $90,400 USD - $135,600 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.