Principal Programmer Analyst C# Sierra Vista, AZ

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.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems (NGDS), Sierra Vista, AZ is currently seeking a VR Developer. The successful candidate has a broad skill set balanced between interpersonal and technical capabilities, is an effective communicator and problem solver who can work independently and collaborate as a team player. The ideal person will participate in the entire software development lifecycle with a concentration in C# code and will look for unique and efficient ways to meet the challenges presented to our team. The ideal candidate must be familiar with the Unity game engine and the creation of VR scenes using SteamVR or OpenXR for the development of military-based training content.

Basic Qualifications for the role:

A degree in a related field (Programming, Game Design, Computer Science, etc)

4 years of experience in a game-related production environment. Additional years of experience can be substituted for a degree for the right individual.

US Citizenship

Ability to obtain and maintain an Active DoD Secret Clearance

Demonstrated capabilities with the Unity game engine, principally related to C# code. OnTriggerEnter, Co-Routines, and Unity Events, are examples.

A portfolio or example projects to review.

Experienced in developing code in a military, defense or similar environment.

Experience with the Software Development Life Cycle using the Agile process with Atlassian products (Scrum, Sprints, Jira, Bitbucket, etc)

Experience with Immersive Technologies (VR, AR, other). We use Vive products and HoloLens, but other experience is acceptable.

Ability to quickly grasp and communicate technical subjects clearly and concisely.

Preferred Qualifications

Relevant industry Certifications (Unity Certified, as example)

Experience with 3D simulations / gaming technology / game design

Strong interviewing and listening skills.

Strong leadership potential

Good organizational skills

Active Secret Clearance

Salary Range: $82,000 - $123,000

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.