Staff Software Engineer - NG Space Systems - Top Secret Clearance Redondo Beach, CA

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.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

We offer phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly collaborative workplace. 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. Does this sound like you?

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!

Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive environment, as well as our excellent work/life balance. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a 9/80 schedule, and a great 401K matching program.

The Consolidated Operations and Anomaly Support Team (COAST) is a restricted Operations and Maintenance (O&M) program with several Integrated Project Teams (IPTs). The Software Engineering IPT focuses on the sustainment of several mission operational product lines, as well as the development of new capabilities as coordinated with the Customer.

The Software Engineering IPT is a large team comprising multiple subsystems, each with their specialized software focus. We are looking for an energetic and passionate software engineer to join our team as we work to provide innovative solutions to complex issues in support of our Customer's national security mission.

The position offers domestic and international travel opportunities.

Basic Qualifications for the Staff Software Engineer:

  • Active Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain SCI access prior to start date

  • A master's degree in computer science (or a related field) and 12 years of experience or a bachelor's degree in computer science (or a related field) and 14 years of experience; an additional 4 years of experience is acceptable in lieu of a degree

  • Knowledge of Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system

  • Linux troubleshooting experience

  • Proficient with one or more of the following: C, C++, or Java programming

  • Proficient with Python; knowledge of Perl desired

Preferred Qualifications for the Staff Software Engineer:

  • Experience working with internal and external customer in a production environment

  • Formal software development experience in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux environment (versions 4-8)

  • Knowledge of Configuration Control Management

  • An understanding of CVEs, vulnerability management, and cybersecurity policies and practices

  • Previous work experience with the following software application/ file structures: GNU C/C++; JAVA (Oracle and/or Open JDK); O/S internals; X11; openSSL; SELINUX; IPTABLES; Perl; Python; csh/tcsh scripting; bash scripting; mySQL/mariaDB; Postgresql; SQLite; Posix threading; IP networking (UDP/TCP/multicast/group); Posix/Unix semaphores; sed/awk/grep; /proc and /sys file systems

  • An understanding of reverse engineering techniques

  • Previous participation on an Agile scrum team or familiarity with the Agile process

  • Prior DevSecOps experience

  • Familiarity with the Atlassian Tool Suite (Confluence, Jira, Bitbucket, Bamboo)

  • Active TS/SCI security clearance

Salary Range: $156,000 - $234,000

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.