Sr Principal Engineer Software Melbourne, FL

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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Sr Principal Software Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. Position is located in Melbourne, Florida.

Essential Functions:

The Software Engineer will develop, modify and maintain customized or standardized applications using software engineering best practices and standards, and participate in the full life-cycle of software development. The following will also be within their responsibilities:

  • Supports Infrastructure as code development and deployment of DevOps Pipeline

  • Responsible for implementation of an agile scrum teams scrum meetings/processes


We offer flexible work arrangements, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) 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!

Basic Qualifications

  • Must have a Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline AND 9 years of related professional/military software and/or systems engineering experience, OR a Master's degree AND 7 years of related professional/military software and/or systems engineering experience, OR a Ph.D. AND 4 years of related professional/military software and/or systems engineering experience.

  • Must have an active DoD Secret clearance (or higher) that is in-scope (granted or renewed within the last 5 years).

  • Must be able to attain and maintain Special Program Access (PAR/SAP) prior to start

  • Must have demonstrated experience in Cloud based networking design, to include IP address planning, switching, and routing

  • Experience on a scrum team utilizing Atlassian Suite tools

  • Experience with Software development languages: C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, Python, .NET Core, Azure DevOps

  • Experience with GitHub, Bitbucket for CI/CD

Preferred Qualifications

  • DOD Secret or Top Secret/SCI level Security Clearance, to include a Single Scope Background Investigation, a periodic reinvestigation, or an original adjudication date completed within the last 6 years

  • Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD Degree in Electronics, Computer or Electrical Engineering

  • Web Application development experience

  • Experience in container (Kubernetes) based development

  • Experience with virtual cloud solutions/ architecture

  • Experience working within an Agile environment serving as a Product Owner or Scrum Master

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Salary Range: $112,000 - $168,000

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.

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.