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Northrop Grumman Space Systems - Launch and Missile Defense Systems has an exciting career opportunity for a Principal Software Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located out of Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado Springs, CO.
The selected Principal Software Engineer on the Command and Control, Battle Management, and Communications program (C2BMC) will support the development of software on C2BMC and JEMINI programs. Will be responsible for performing in-depth analysis and provide technical support of systems software products, including complex problem resolution, design, development, testing, operational integration, and user support. Will also assist with the design, coding, benchmark testing, debugging and documentation of programs. Interfaces with other system support groups to resolve problems, setting standards and improving overall efficiency of the operating system.
Primarily be responsible for software development using Java.
Provide in-depth analysis and technical support of a large, distributed system written in Java
Perform complex problem resolution, design, development, testing, integration, and user support for a large code baseline
Follow specifications in order to develop or modify functionality within the code
Assist with design, benchmark testing, debugging, and documentation
Interface with other system support groups to resolve problems, set standards, and improve the overall efficiency of the system
Design, code, test, and implement tools for automation
Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline preferred from an accredited university and 5 years of related experience, or a Master's Degree and 3 years of related experience, or 0 years of related experience with a PhD. Or 9 years of related experience in lieu of a degree may be considered.
Experience with Java programming
Command and control system application development
Previous experience with message translation software
Automated test and pipeline development experience
Experience developing software for Unix/Linux and Windows platforms
Experience with Software Integration testing, including developing automated test scripts
Experience with Risk Management Framework/STIG/Fortify mitigation
Prior experience designing and developing microservices and deploying with containers; experience setting up a container environment
Knowledge of software practices and coding standards
Strong problem-solving skills, including the ability to review performance issues, identify root causes, and recommend and develop a solution
Applicants must have a current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD issued Secret security clearance which is required to start and the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret / SCI (TS/SCI) clearance
Current active TS/SCI Clearance is highly desired
DoD 8570 certification at IAT Level II or higher (Security+, GSEC, SCNP, SSCP, CISSP, CISA, GSE, SCNA) is highly desired
Experience working as part of an Agile team
Familiarity with Java Spring
Familiarity with containerization tools such as Docker/Kubernetes
Knowledge of server-side development and message passing
Experience developing enterprise applications
Good working knowledge of MS Office products
Flexibility and willingness to take on unanticipated tasking
Use of common software development and management tools such as git, Nexus, JIRA, Confluence, Maven or Gradle, and Eclipse
Understanding of standard system engineering design artifacts such as Use Cases and UML diagrams
Salary Range: $95,100 - $142,700
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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .
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