Software Engineer/ Principal Software Engineer (Active TS/SCI clearance required to apply)Aurora, CO

Requisition ID: R10163246

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Aurora, Colorado, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: SCI

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: Days (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions 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 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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems Sector is looking for you to join our team as a Software Engineer based out of Aurora, CO.

What You’ll get to Do: We are looking for a Software Engineer experienced in Java (as your primary and most skilled in Object-Orientated programming language) who wants to work on an agile development team using modern development practices tackling both new development and operational support of systems that advance National Security. Our Aurora campus has numerous programs in all phases on the development and operational lifecycle, from smaller single scrum team efforts to larger multi-team efforts, some that leverage remote teams from other Northrop Grumman sites. Many of our programs are using a micro-service event driven architecture using Docker Containers, Kubernetes, Helm charts and AWS services. Many programs have a mixture of other languages in use such as Python or JavaScript. Needs exist for front-end developers, back-end developers, and full-stack developers. We are flexible and career growth focused permitting staff to either deepen skills on one program, or seek other internal opportunities over time to broaden skills, experiences, and mission exposure.

About our organization: As a Software Engineer, you'll be joining our growing Aurora Software and Digital Engineering department which has 200+ Software Engineer, DevOps Engineer, Systems Administrator, Database Administrator, and Network Engineer peers from entry-level to the most senior chief engineers and architects. Principal Software Engineers frequently get into informal (example: Subject Matter Expert) and formal technical leadership roles within their programs, as applicable and per interest. We have plenty of opportunity for career advancement into higher level technical roles or leadership positions. Our Software Department is part of a larger organization that includes Systems Engineering, Integration, and Test staff as well as a Hardware Engineering unit. This larger organization influences cross-program collaboration, professional development and training, as well as engagement and inclusion activities such as lunch-n-learns, campus events, and leadership mixers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Software Engineer: Bachelor’s degree in Science with 2+ years of software development experience; 0+ years with a Master's; or 4 additional years of experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Principal Software Engineer: Bachelor’s degree in Science with 5+ years of software development experience; 3+ years with a Master's; or 4 additional years of experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Experience as a front-end, back-end, or full-stack developer

  • Experience developing on teams using Agile methodology, process, and tools

  • Experience designing, developing, and troubleshooting in Java

  • Experience using object oriented design

  • Experience using version control software

  • Current Top Secret/SCI security clearance required to apply

  • Candidate must be able to obtain a Counterintelligence Polygraph (CI-Poly)

Offers are contingent upon receiving the Top Secret (TS) / SCI clearance crossover

Preferred Qualifications:

It is preferred that a given candidate has some of the preferred qualification below. No expectation of all.

  • Experience designing, developing, and troubleshooting in Python and/or JavaScript

  • Experience designing, developing, and troubleshooting in virtualized environments (VMs, AWS Cloud Instances)

  • Experience with software development on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

  • Experience with Dockerization and Container Management (Dockers and Kubernetes)

  • Experience with Atlassian tools (Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket)

  • Experience with AWS Services

  • Experience with software system integration, testing, and deployment, including but not limited to automation

  • Experience with DevOps and/or Site Reliability Engineering

Salary Range: $83,300 - $124,900

Salary Range 2: $102,400 - $153,600

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.