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

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

The Engineering 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 Space Systems (NGSP) is looking for you to join our team as a Principal/ Sr. Principal Software Engineer based out of Colorado Springs, CO.

What You'll get to Do:

  • The candidate will be responsible for software development in the Java language.

  • Responsible for performing in-depth analysis and technical support of systems software products, including complex problem resolution, design, development, testing, operational integration, and user support.

  • Maintains currency, debugs and configures related software products.

  • Works from specifications to develop or modify operating systems applications.

  • Assists with design, coding, benchmark testing, debugging and documentation of programs.

  • Interfaces with other system support groups to resolve problems, setting standards and improving overall efficiency of the operating system.

  • Designs, codes, tests and implements tools for operations automation.

  • Works on most phases of software systems programming applications, and may require instruction and guidance.


Basic Qualifications:

  • An active Secret clearance is required.

  • Principal: 5 Years with Bachelor's degree in a STEM-related field; 9 years' experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Sr. Princ: 7 years with Bachelor's degree and 11 years experience in lieu of a degree

  • Software engineering and software development with Java/JEE experience.

  • The candidate will have experience and knowledge of basic software practices such as coding standards and configuration management.

  • Experience developing enterprise applications.

  • Familiarity with Java foundation classes and toolkits

  • Knowledge of server side/database development and computer system administration

  • Experience working as part of an Agile

  • Use of common software development and management tools such as git, Nexus, JIRA, Confluence and Eclipse

  • Understanding of standard system engineering design artifacts such as Use Cases and SysML diagrams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Command and control system application development

  • Experience developing software for Unix/Linux and Windows platforms

  • Experience with Software Integration testing including developing automated test scrips

  • Strong problem solving skills, including the ability to review performance issues, identify root cause, recommend and develop a solution

  • Experience with Risk Management Framework/STIG/Fortify mitigation

  • The successful candidate will have good verbal and written communication skills, have the ability to work independently and will possess the poise and flexibility required to work in a highly dynamic environment.

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





Salarymin: $92K


Sr Principal

Salarymin: $114K

Salarymax: $171,120

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. 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. Learn about Northrop Grumman Total Rewards and Benefits.

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

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