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Northrop Grumman Software Engineer/Principal Software Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama

Start your future with a new mission: Northrop Grumman Defense Systems (NGDS). As a part of the NGDS Team, you will work with experts that develop software systems and solutions to keep our world safe. Together we protect our country, our troops, public safety, information, and our planet. It's unique work. It's challenging and rewarding. But most of all, it is work that makes a difference. 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. Join us and launch your career. Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is seeking The Software Engineer - This position will be located in Huntsville, AL and will support The Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS) program. IBCS's enhanced aircraft and missile tracking improves the ability of combatant commanders and air defenders to make critical decisions within seconds. With its truly open systems architecture, IBCS enables integration of current and future sensors and weapon systems and interoperability with joint C2 and the Ballistic Missile Defense System

If you have a background in Computer science and/or Math or another related STEM field, this position is for you. This position:

• Designs, develops, tests functionality

• Designs and develops algorithms

• Development in agile environment with multiple teams collaborating

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Defense Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

• Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

• 401k

• Educational Assistance

• Life Insurance

• Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

• Paid Time Off

• Health & Wellness Resources

• Employee Discounts

This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.


Basic Qualifications: This position can either be field at a Software Engineer (level 2) or Principal Software Engineer (level 3) position.

  • For the Software Engineer (level 2), candidate must have Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Math (or other STEM related field) and at least 2 years of relevant experience, or 0 years of experience with a Masters Degree

  • For the Principal Software Engineer (level 3 ), the candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Math (or other STEM related field) and at least 5 years of relevant experience, 3 years of experience with a Masters Degree, OR 0 years with a PhD

  • Must have an Active DoD Secret Clearance

  • Candidate should have:

  • Experience with working in a fast pace, agile environment with the ability to work on cross-functional Scrum team focused on quality and capability delivery

  • Experience with Java/C++ development

  • Familiarity with DevSecOps, continuous integration, and continuous delivery

  • Familiarity with version control software ( eg Git/SVN ), Jira/ atlassian confluence

  • Experience with Linux and Windows operating systems

  • Familiarity with Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban), Scaled Agile Framework

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Full stack software engineer, Java, Junit, Jtest

  • Experience in high level application development

  • Experience developing, debugging algorithms

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

  • Interfacing directly with operating systems for implementation of device drivers and controlling micro processers via direct and indirect interfaces

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