Software EngineerSymonston, AUS

Requisition ID: R10160984

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Symonston, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

  • Clearance Type: Protected (Baseline)

  • Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Positions Available: 1

We’re building a reputation as the place to be in Defence. Uniquely aligned to our nation’s strategic priorities, we are bringing to Australia leading-edge US capabilities that many can only imagine. We have an unparalleled local understanding of the needs of the ADF and an 800-strong team committed to doing the right thing for Australia and each other. No wonder we are increasingly recognised as a partner of choice for Defence, for industry and for those looking to define possible in their career.

The Secure Communication System (SCS) program has been providing secure network solutions to Defence and Government customers for over a decade. The product suite provides easy to use and intuitive remote access connectivity to enterprise networks from anywhere in the world, utilising public and private network bearers to simultaneously access multiple classified domains.

Your Role

As a Software Engineer, you are integral to our technological advancement, tasked with designing, developing, and debugging application software and systems that address intricate challenges through logical and mathematical solutions. You will engage in multidisciplinary research and collaborate with equipment designers and hardware engineers, pushing the boundaries of electronic data processing systems for both products and commercial applications. Your role includes analysing user needs and system capabilities to deliver robust, efficient, and scalable software solutions. Additionally, you will develop essential components like firmware, utility programs, and operating systems, all while upholding the highest software standards.

You are also responsible for drafting detailed operating instructions, debugging complex programs, and refining output requirements and programming techniques. Regular testing and revisions to ensure software alignment with strategic goals and customer expectations are key, as is your contribution to areas such as cybersecurity and systems engineering.

About You

You are a seasoned Software Developer with substantial expertise in Linux systems and a strong aptitude for thriving in dynamic, agile team environments. You have a solid grasp of software development principles and have demonstrated your proficiency in programming languages such as Java, JavaScript, C, or C++. Your educational background likely includes a degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field, possibly enhanced by relevant industry certifications.

Your skill set includes expert version control practices using GIT and a proficiency in employing agile methodologies to produce high-quality software solutions. You place a high value on rigorous testing, comprehensive documentation, and the maintainability of your work. A collaborative spirit, creativity, and critical thinking are among your strongest attributes, allowing you to solve complex problems and drive innovation effectively. This role calls for someone eager to contribute to cutting-edge projects, ensuring that software solutions not only meet but surpass the evolving demands of the global security and technology landscapes.

What we Offer:

Whatever your role, life stage or background, you can shape your career here in your way with highly challenging work, great colleagues and career development, plus a range of flexible benefits and working patterns.

  • Professional Development – further education, leadership development, professional industry memberships and unlimited access to a range of online training

  • Purchased annual leave

  • Salary packaging including novated car leases

  • Generous paid parental leave

  • Volunteer Leave

  • Health & Wellbeing program

  • Employee Assistance Program

Everyone Matters:

Doing the Right Thing and Sharing Success are two values underpinning how we behave at Northrop Grumman. Here, everyone matters and we proudly encourage individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply to join our diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are welcome and encouraged to apply.

As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, you must be an Australian Citizen. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable, as such your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role. You will also need to satisfy police checks and employment screening verification.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and encourages individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply and consider becoming a part of our diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are welcome and encouraged to apply.