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Northrop Grumman Software Engineer/Principal SW Engineer (TS/SCI) in Redondo Beach, California

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Do you want to work at an international company with endless opportunities for growth and advancement? Are you eager to join a trust-based, globally-connected team, where your contributions will define what's possible?

We are looking for team members who want to solve interesting, complex problems, which protect our nation. Your talents and passion are most important to us. If you don't know a language, program, or platform, we will teach you! Become a part of our enthusiastic teams where we have fun working together and take pride in our contributions to the nation's safety.

As a Software Engineer, you will be developing systems for a variety of spacecraft using current technologies and others yet to come... We are seeking team members who have a thirst for knowledge, approach each day with optimism, and have a relentless drive to solve complex problems. Creativity and innovation are imperative for this role, because at Northrop Grumman, many of the problems we work on are impossible... until they're not.

What you'll get to do?

You will have the opportunity to design, develop, document, test, and debug software written in various computer languages, including C++ and Java. You will ensure that the developed software is effective and takes into consideration performance and security implications. Our ground system programs span the SW lifecycle; some are starting up brand new development; some are providing major capability enhancements to process existing assets; and others are in sustainment, where one has the opportunity to have direct interaction and influence on ensuring our customers get what they need. Our ongoing programs are involved in technology upgrades to include Agile DevOps and virtualization frameworks. We cover a wide variety of DevOps technologies including Atlassian suite of tools (Bamboo, Jira, Bitbucket), Fortify, Ansible, and many more.

You must have the ability to work effectively within a team environment, have the ability to interface with other groups within the project including distributed teams, well-developed problem-solving skills, and ability to work within a dynamic environment. You will need to work well under general direction and be able to determine and develop technical solutions to complex problems independently.

What does success look like?

As a successful employee, you will:

  • Be an active and integral member of your team

  • Channel your enthusiasm to innovate

  • Be part of a supportive team that develops and deploys technologies that matter to our national security

  • Work with agility, flexibility, and collaboration to explore creative ideas

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As an employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package which include:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Education Assistance

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Life insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Employee Discounts

  • Flexible schedules, like the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule. The 9/80 schedule allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work

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This requisition may be filled at either the Software Engineer or Principal Software Engineer level.

Basic Qualifications of a Software Engineer:

  • Bachelor's degree with 2 years of related experience; Master's degree; or an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree

  • Demonstrated experience quickly learning new concepts and approaches

  • Proficiency in one or more of the following: C++, Java, C, C#, .Net

  • Current SCI access or current DoD Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain SCI access

Basic Qualifications of a Principal Software Engineer:

  • Bachelor's degree with 5 years of related experience; Master's degree with 3 years of related experience; PhD with 0 years of related experience; or an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree

  • Demonstrated experience quickly learning new concepts and approaches

  • Proficiency in one or more of the following: C++, Java, C, C#, .Net

  • Current SCI access or current DoD Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain SCI access

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficiency and interest in some of the below is highly beneficial for this role, and we will teach you what you don't know:

  • Languages: C++, Java, C, C#, .Net

  • Technology and platforms: Linux Red Hat, git, Maven/Atlassian suite, Docker/Kubernetes, Java Web Development

  • Fundamental design principles behind a scalable application

  • Agile methodologies and techniques, continuous integration

  • Coding and design of algorithmic applications

  • Ability to collaborate with subject matter experts (SMEs), to generate engineering artifacts for handoff to software development

  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision making skills

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

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