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Northrop Grumman Principal/Sr. Principal Software Engineer in Aurora, Colorado

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

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 (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Software Engineer based out of Aurora, CO.

What You'll get to Do:

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.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.




This requisition may be filled at either a Principal Software Engineer or Sr. Principal Software Engineer

Basic Qualifications:

  • For a Principal Software Engineer -5 years with a Bachelor's in Science or other STEM related discipline; 3 years with a Master's; 0 years with a PhD.; 7 years with an Associate's; or 9 years of relevant experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • For a Sr. Principal Software Engineer- 9 years with a Bachelor's in Science or other STEM related discipline; 7 years with a Master's; 0 years with a PhD.; 5 years with an Associate's; or 14 years of relevant experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Active Top Secret (TS) security clearance

  • Active Sensitive compartmented information (SCI) access

  • Adjudicated Polygraph

  • Demonstrated ability prioritizing tasks and meeting deadlines

  • Ability to relay and receive information

  • Excellent liaison between local personnel and overseas workforce

  • Full stack development experience using Java, JavaScript, Python/Django, C++, or CUDA

  • Version control using git

  • Experience working in a Linux environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Full Stack Java/Javascript development experience

  • Experience with Agile development tools (Bitbucket, Jira, Confluence, Rally)

  • Experience with configuring, optimizing and programming database access.

  • Security+CE Certification

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

Health Plan

Savings Plan

Paid Time Off

Education Assistance

Training and Development

Flexible Work Arrangements

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.

Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

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.

Job Category : Engineering