Principal Engineer Software - Cloud & ApplicationsMelbourne, FL

Requisition ID: R10159706

  • 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.

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

Join our team to work in an embedded technology environment to develop software working with real time operating systems for use in flight and mission critical systems. We build complex aircraft systems using the latest technologies including simulation, cloud computing, DevSecOps, and cyber that can rapidly evolve to deliver enhanced capabilities for fielded systems, modernizing in partnership with our customers to meet their most complex missions. Bring your innovative ideas and ingenuity, to help us define possible and have some fun along the way.


This exciting position offers the opportunity to design, develop, integrate and test software applications and systems for our end-user customers and businesses. Specifically, you will be responsible for the design, architecture, development and administration of cloud-based microservices running on-premise or hosted via cloud service providers.

You will work with multi-disciplinary teams, such as with Systems Engineering, Real-time & Embedded Software, 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 design, implementation, and delivery of software products to our customers

• Operate in a cloud technology development environment working with microservices, object-oriented programming, design patterns and pub-sub messaging

• Work in Agile Scrum teams to develop software products for multiple software baselines

• Collaborate with systems engineers, hardware designers and integration/test engineers to develop and maintain complex software systems


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, Computer Engineering, or technical related field from an accredited university AND 5 years of experience OR a Masters and 3 years of experience

  • Design, deploy, manage, optimize, and automate application infrastructure using Infrastructure as Code (IaC) processes on public/private Cloud (Azure, AWS, etc)

  • Manage change plus anticipate/manage/troubleshoot system and application issues

  • Maintain technical specifications, documents, procedures, and guides

  • 3 years experience with at least one of the public cloud service providers (e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP) and/or virtualization (VMWare)

  • Experience writing IaC such as Azure Bicep or HashiCorp Terraform

  • Scripting (Python, Bash, or PowerShell)

  • Experience with Git and CI/CD pipeline automation

  • Version control and configuration management experience

  • Must have an active DoD Secret or Top Secret Clearance

  • Must have the ability to obtain Program Access (PAR) prior to start

Preferred Qualifications

  • Cybersecurity related experience such as resolving DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF) findings

  • Cloud-related certifications such as Terraform Associate or Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)

  • Security+ certification

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 a new Academy which is a onboarding and professional development / employee engagement tool we’ve designed to support employees and their teams. A newsletter is sent out each month to keep the division apprised of upcoming events. There are three areas of focus: Mission Education, Leadership Excellence , and Program Orientation.

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 - $115,800

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.