Principal Engineer Software - Simulation (Melbourne)Melbourne, FL

Requisition ID: R10159783

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: SAP

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

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

  • Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time

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.

Join the team to develop the next generation of software for the next generation of platforms. Support development and integration of the latest technologies - AI/ML, Quantum computing, cloud, and digital design – to impact future generation aircraft. Become part of the team that will give our war fighters the advantage over our adversaries. Bring your bold new ideas, and pioneering spirit to our team to invent the future and have some fun along the way.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal Simulation Software Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Software organization in Melbourne, California .


In this role you will design, develop, integrate and test software for our end-user customers and businesses. Specifically, you will be responsible for the design, architecture, application development, and flight simulation. 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. Our simulation software is critical to the current and future company projects. You will analyze system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls.

Essential Functions:

• Work in an innovative environment, on significantly diverse assignments, and in 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

• Architect and develop applications in a simulated training environment

• Be a part of Agile Scrum teams to develop software products for multiple software baselines


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 a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with 5 years of related engineering experience; OR a Master’s degree in STEM with 3 years of related engineering experience

• Experience with the full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) - software design requirements, application development, integration, testing, and deployment

• Experience with at least one of the following programming or scripting languages: C, C++, and Python

• Experience with two or more of the following tools: Jira, Crucible, Bitbucket, Subversion, Bamboo, Jenkins, Sonarqube, Fortify, or Coverity

• Must have an active DoD Secret or higher clearance.

• Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance prior to the commencement of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Strong understanding of C and C++ languages including templates, memory storage, and compiler/linker

• Experience with or knowledge of Joint Simulation Environment (JSE), Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS), or High-Level Architecture (HLA)

• Experience with Full-Motion Flight Training Systems

• Experience with simulated threat environments such as AFSIM or NGTS

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

• Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management

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 - $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.