Sr. Principal Software Engineer (TS/SCI & Polygraph Required) - Schriever Space Force Base Colorado Springs, CO

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, a division within Northrop Grumman's Space Systems Sector is known for pushing the boundaries of innovation, redefining engineering capabilities, and driving advances in various sciences through cutting edge technology. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, and 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 is seeking a Sr Principal Software Engineer to join our team supporting NOALS/FROST . This position would be based at Schriever SFB, Colorado Springs, CO.

This role will support an operational program environment by developing new capabilities, troubleshooting/ resolving problems, and supporting real-time satellite launch events in a dynamic operational environment. This is an opportunity to maintain and evolve a satellite ground system in support of Mission Applications and Graphical User Interface (GUI) development and Database interactions. This is a position in which one has the opportunity to work at an operational customer facility in a dynamic environment where one can directly impact the success of an important mission.

Job responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • All facets of the software design, development, and integration life cycle for software and database changes identified by program personnel especially as it pertains to Command and Telemetry processing. This includes analysis of change requests and requirements for new software support capabilities; software, COTS/GOTS integration; implementation of software using Java, C/C++, C/Python scripts, Oracle applications, and other programming tools.

  • Resolve technically challenging issues and proactively evolve system requirements.

  • Support rehearsals and day-of-launch activities.

This position requires being onsite and does not support remote or hybrid work.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree with 9 years of experience or Master's and 7 years of experience. OR a PhD and 4 years of experience. An additional 4 years of experience in lieu of a degree.

  • An active TS/SCI and Polygraph are required to start.

  • Experience designing and implementing software applications in Java programming language.

  • United States Citizenship

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing with Spring Boot framework and associated services. Experience developing on JavaScript framework (Angular, React, Vue, etc.). Experience using NoSQL databases (MongoDB, DynamoDB).

  • Experience with mentoring junior engineers on an agile development team.

  • Experience with standing up / configuring continuous integration / continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines.

  • Experience using distributed version control system: git, mercurial, etc. Experience working in an agile development environment. Understanding of agile terminology, methodology, and lifecycle.

  • Experience developing Java applications with the Spring application framework.

  • Knowledge of Microservices architecture style.

  • Basic understanding of relational databases and structured query language (SQL) syntax.

  • Experience with space command and control operations and concepts. Knowledge of satellite ground system concepts.

  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and basic services.

  • Experience with Apache Camel messaging service.

  • Experience with JBoss Enterprise Application Platform hosting, configuration, and deployment.

  • Experience with Oracle Database management and sustainment.

To better support our employee's work/life balance, most NG worksites support a 9/80 work schedule. The 9/80 schedule allows employees to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off. This schedule or other work-hour flexibility options can be determined upon hire.

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. #definingpossible

Salary Range: $117,900 - $176,900

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.

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.