iReturn Software/Principal Software Engineer (Career break of at least 2 years) Huntsville, AL

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 Northrop Grumman iReturn program provides experienced professionals with internal support, mentors, and connections with other iReturn employees to transition back to a full-time career in one of several fields at Northrop Grumman through training, professional development, and networking opportunities. The iReturn program focuses on providing a seamless transition back into the workforce.

At Northrop Grumman, we understand that sometimes we must pause our professional lives to support our family and loved ones. After taking a career break to care for children, aging parents or other family obligations, the road to return to work can be intimidating. iReturn can be the steppingstone in returning to your career.

We're seeking applicants with prior work experience in the outlined discipline who have a recent career break of at least 2 years.

Learn more about the iReturn program here .


Basic Qualifications:

  • Career Break of at least two (2) years.

  • Software Engineer: Bachelor's degree in STEM and 2+ years of relevant experience, or 4 additional years of experience in lieu of degree

  • Principal Software Engineer: Bachelor's degree in STEM and 5+ years of relevant experience, or 4 additional years of experience in lieu of degree

  • Experience with JAVA (work experience), OR the willingness to learn JAVA

  • Familiarity with C++, Python

  • Experience with collaborating in or using source code control environment (such as GitHub)

  • Understanding of all phases of software development, and practical experience in an Agile / Dev*Ops environment

  • Ability to obtain Secret Clearance

Desired Qualifications:

  • Security+ certification

  • Experience testing SW for performance and functionality based on requirement specification and ability to identify and document exact sequence of activities desired

  • Experience with automated testing

  • Experience developing Eggplant software or Squish/ Froglogic.

  • OpenGL and Front end experience

  • OSGi services experience

  • Experience in Air & Missile Defense Command and Control programs such as PATRIOT, SENTINEL, C2BMC or THAAD or any sensor/weapon system, Link 16 experience

Salary Range: $77,200 - $105,000

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.