Sr Principal Engineer SoftwareOklahoma City, OK

Requisition ID: R10161824

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Sr Principal Software Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals located onsite in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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.


In this role you will design, develop, integrate, modify and maintain customized or standardized embedded mission systems applications using software engineering best practices and standards, and 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.

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 embedded mission systems software applications on a real time operating system

•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 9 years of related engineering experience; OR a Master’s degree in STEM with 7 years of related engineering experience, OR a PhD in STEM with 4 years of related engineering experience.

• Familiar with DevSecOps methodologies dealing with continuous integration and deployment, automation, and security.

• Familiar with all phases of the software development life cycle and Agile framework as a Product Owner, SCRUM Master, and/or team member.

• Ability developing software and scripts on various programming languages: C, C++, C#, Java, Python, Go, PowerShell, VBScript, Bash, AND/OR KornShell for Safety-Critical applications/Systems.

• Familiar with Architecting and implementing DevSecOps methodologies, CI/CD (build, implementation, integration, test, deployment, cyber, monitoring).

• Familiar with Software Change Control, Change Management, Code Quality, Static Analysis, and CI/CD tools.

• Familiar with one of the following continuous deployment systems: Octopus, ArgoCD, CodeStream, EletricFlow, AWS CodePipeline.

• Familiar with one of the following metric tools: Tableau, JasperReport, Crystal Report, Talend, Alteryx, Power BI.

• 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:

• Differentiating characteristics include demonstrated leadership, teamwork capabilities, excellent oral and written communications skills, and strong interpersonal communication skills at all levels of employees and management.

• Experience with Agile Software Development, object-oriented architectures, designs, programming, software integration and testing.

• Experience with Software Change Control, Change Management, Code Quality, Static Analysis, and CI/CD tools such as: Atlassian tool suite, Jira, GitHub, GitLab, SonarQube, Coverity, AND/OR Jenkins.

• Experience Defining, Architecting, Designing, Implementing, Maintaining, and Administrating DevSecOps Solutions for automated collection and reporting metrics.

• 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 Defining Roadmap, Architecting, Designing, AND/OR Implementing Cyber Remediation and Cyber Compliance (Risk Management Framework - RMF).

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 an 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: $108,900 - $160,900

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.