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Northrop Grumman Principal Software Engineer - 5G Communication in Melbourne, Florida

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal Software Engineer join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, Florida.

Are you an innovative thinker interested in supporting the application of commercial technologies to operational military use cases?

These cutting-edge technologies include 5G communications, machine learning, and future wireless technologies in support of advanced battle management capabilities!

Essential Functions:

Work with internal business partners to gather requirements, prototyping, architecting complex solutions supporting the building & test plan execution, performing quality reviews, triaging and fixing operational issues. It is critical that you understand the software development life cycle and have an in-depth knowledge of automated testing to facilitate and analyze large data sets.

  • Must be able to thrive in fast-paced environments, while multi-tasking and reprioritizing daily.

  • Draft whitepapers & proposals, create and present PowerPoint presentations

  • Participate in the full life-cycle of software development, to include requirements development, modeling and design, application development, unit to CSCI testing, integration, formal system testing, release, installation, and maintenance.

  • Apply technical expertise in solving complex integrations problems.

  • Interact with Program Management, external suppliers and/or government customers.

  • Work with various team members to integrate functionality with other software components

  • Gather and report software metrics as required

  • Support software working groups with the customer

  • Ensure software best practices

  • Become the subject matter expert for various subsystems of the program and contribute to the overall design of the software.

Contingency: Position is contingent on Program Award and having a DoD Secret level clearance.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) field from an accredited university with 5-years of software engineering experience OR a Master's Degree in (STEM) with 3-years of software engineering experience OR a PhD Degree in (STEM).

  • Experience developing software/coding in C/C++ or other OOP languages within both Windows and Linux environments

  • Knowledge of 5G communication software development

  • At minimum, an active DoD Secret level security clearance is required to apply and start on Day 1, with the ability to obtain and maintain special program access (PAR) within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering

  • Familiarity with the Atlassian tool suite with add-ons like Git and Confluence

  • Familiarity with the Agile software development process

  • Desired experience in creating Basis of Estimates (BOEs) and/or executing program budgets.

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