Northrop Grumman Software Engineer / Principal Software Engineer - C / Linux TS/SCI in Patrick AFB, Florida

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking an experienced Software Engineer to join our multi-disciplinary Team at Patrick Air Force Base , near Cocoa Beach, Florida

The successful candidate will perform software development activities including designing, building, testing and supporting enhancements to existing enterprise applications. The target environment is composed of C language applications running on Linux/Unix.


Designs, develops, documents, tests and debugs applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions.

Conducts multidisciplinary research and collaborates with equipment designers and/or hardware engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of electronic data processing systems for product and commercial software.

Determines computer user needs; analyzes system capabilities to resolve problems on program needs, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls

Prepares operating instructions; designs and develops compilers and assemblers, utility programs, and operating systems. Supports formal test. Ensures software standards are met.

The successful candidate should possess strong problem solving skills and be able to work both independently and in a team environment with minimal supervision.

He or she will regularly interface with technical leads, customers and other stakeholders. The candidate must also be able to rapidly analyze and understand new tools and technologies, and integrate them into existing products and processes.

If necessary, obtaining CompTIA Security+/DoD8570 certification is expected to occur within the first year (training will be provided).


This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

This requisition may be filled at either a SoftwareEngineer or a Principal Software Engineer.

Education/Experience for A Software Engineer: Typical Minimum Education / Experience: 2 Years with Bachelor of Science; 1 Year with Masters. Degree must be in a STEM related program.

Education/Experience for Principal Software Engineer: Typical Minimum Education / Experience: 5 Years with Bachelor of Science; 3 Year with Masters; 0 Years with PhD. Degree must be in a STEM related program.

Basic Qualifications for both Software and Principal Software Enginner:

US Citizenship is required with an active US Department of Defense (DoD) TS/SCI clearance (SCI security clearance must have been active in last 24 months)

General SW Programming Skills, Software Design, Software Debugging, Software Documentation, Software Testing, Problem Solving, Proven Teamwork Skills, Software Fundamentals, Software Development Process, Software Requirements Generation and Development Analysis

Demonstrated C/C++ Software Development experience in Unix/Linux environment

Experience with Configuration Management Tools, Problem Reporting/Tracking Tools

Experienced user of Microsoft Office tool set for documentation and communication

Able to interact with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations.

Preferred Qualifications for both Software Engineer and Principal Software Enginner:

CompTIA Security+/DoD8570 certification

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