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On-Site Principal Engineer Software / Sr Principal Engineer Software (DOMES) – Clearance Required

Requisition ID: R10086397

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Azusa, CA, 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, 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

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, but they’re also making history.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems 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!

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders, and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself! Every ERG is inclusive of all employees! Initiatives for diversity, equity, and inclusion are important to you and you value the differences in your teammates and your teammate’s perspectives. You understand that such diversity leads to the optimal solutions to meet our customers’ needs and you want to share your own voice in that process.

Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive environment, as well as our excellent work/life balance. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a 9/80 schedule, and a great 401K matching program.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems Sector in Azusa, CA seeks a Principal Software Engineer (Level 3) or Senior Principal Software Engineer (Level 4) to join our team.

The selected candidate will join the Defense Support Program (DSP) Operations, Mission Threat Analysis and Engineering Sustainment (DOMES) program and support the design, development, documentation, testing, integration, and debugging of software written in C++ and other languages. The candidate will have the opportunity to take ownership of difficult problems and drive to a solution while working in a supportive team environment. This role will report on-site daily.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Principal Software Engineer (Level 3): Bachelor's degree in STEM with 5 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree in STEM with 3 years of relevant experience
  • Senior Principal Software Engineer (Level 4): Bachelor's degree in STEM with 9 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree in STEM with 7 years of relevant experience
  • Experience with C++ or other OO language such as Python, Java, C# (C++ preferred)
  • Understanding of OOP concepts
  • Current active DoD Secret Clearance or higher

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with AI/ML
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and analytic skills
  • Thrive on colleague interactions and collaborations
  • Proficiency in software configuration management and a version control tools (Git/GitHub/Bitbucket)
  • Knowledge of Agile development concepts, methodologies, and associated tools (Jira/Atlassian tools)
  • Linux operating system experience (RHEL)
  • Current active DoD Top Secret clearance or higher

Experience with any of the following a plus:

  • CMake
  • Boost
  • Qt
  • Design patterns and architectures
  • Developing and/or implementing complex algorithms
  • Containers and orchestration technologies (Docker, Podman, Kubernetes, OpenShift)
  • Static Code Analysis (SCA) tools (Fortify, Understand, SonarQube)
  • Google Protocol Buffers
  • Google Test
  • Message Queues (ActiveMQ, ZeroMQ)
  • ClearCase
  • OpenGL
  • Vk/Motif
  • CesiumJS

Salary Range: $104,600 USD - $157,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $129,700 USD - $194,500 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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.