Principal Engineer Software - Cloud and Applications (Melbourne FL)Melbourne, FL

Requisition ID: R10154282

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • 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.

If you want to put your talent, experience, and passions to use and be part of something greater, you are in the right place.

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage, and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future and have a lot of fun along the way. Our culture is a part of everything we do and 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 Part Of History, They Are Making History.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for an Cloud & Applications Principal Software Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Software organization. Melbourne , Florida , where we define possible.


In this role you will design, develop, integrate and test software for our end-user customers and businesses. Specifically, you will be responsible for managing cloud infrastructure tools and data for the Aircraft Ground Systems team. You will work with multi-disciplinary teams, such as with Systems Engineering, Cloud & Application, Test Automation, DevSecOps and Systems Test, in an Agile software development environment. You will analyze system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls.

Essential Functions

  • Work in a fast-paced environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative team settings across all levels

  • Participate in the full software development life cycle including requirements, design, implementation, qualification, and delivery of software products to our customers

  • Manage cloud infrastructure tools and data.

  • Manage and improve container orchestration and deployment strategies.

  • Develop tools to manage continuous integration, software stack support, code quality and coverage.

  • Ensure and develop tools for monitoring security, privacy, and integrity of data and other resources.

  • Setup an overall Cloud-native Software Factory


The individual we seek will be self-motivated, proactive, goal-oriented to help us grow our services, become even better at what we do and will possess the following qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Engineering from an accredited university. 5 Years with BS; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD

  • Must have proven knowledge of C++

  • Ability to implement software and scripts in one or more programming languages: C, C++, C#, Java, Python, Go, PowerShell, VBScript, Bash, AND/OR KornShell.

  • Familiar with Software Management and CI/CD tools.

  • Familiarity with at least one of the following Cloud technologies and service providers: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft (MS) Azure, Google Cloud.

  • Active DoD Secret level clearance OR Top Secret (in-scope), with the ability to obtain (and maintain) special program access (PAR).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience AND/OR Certification with cloud and container management & security technologies such as: VMWare, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Docker, Redhat OpenShift, Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS), Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, Nomad.

  • Experience Architecting, Designing, Implementing, Maintaining, and Administrating micro-services for Cloud and Application Systems tracing to user/system requirements using cloud services such as: Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

  • Experience with at least one of the following Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools: Ansible, Puppet, AND/OR Terraform.

  • Experience working in an Agile Framework

  • Differentiating characteristics include demonstrated leadership, teamwork and collaboration capabilities, and strong interpersonal communication skills.

Thrive with Us

At Northrop Grumman we are invested in the growth and well-being off all our employees. We offer flexible work arrangements, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment.

Our Total Rewards Program offers a comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

We have Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself. Every ERG is inclusive of all employees!

If you are ready to join us in defining possible, apply now.

Salary Range: $92,600 - $139,000

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.