Sr Principal Engineer Software (AHT) Washington, DC

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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Designs, develops, documents, tests and debugs applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions. Conducts multidisciplinary research and collaborates with equipment designers and/or hardware engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of electronic data processing systems for product and commercial software. Determines computer user needs; analyzes system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls; prepares operating instructions; designs and develops compilers and assemblers, utility programs, and operating systems. Ensures software standards are met.

Job Responsibilities:

The Senior Principal Software Engineer position will be located at the Pentagon. The candidate will serve as the technical "face" of the Northrop Grumman program and work directly with the end customers, government customers, and partners to analyze and gather requirements. The candidate will serve as the lead developer to design, develop, document, test, and debug applications software and systems, and will be responsible for defining scope, priority, and schedule to create, manage and execute project plans; stand up presentation and proof-of-concept systems; collaborating with external customers, external partners and internal team members throughout the software development life cycle. The candidate will lead the development team and provide technical guidance and solutions to a wide range of complex problems, contributing to the completion of specific programs and projects. The candidate will be a self-starter, team-player and will be expected to independently manage and complete their tasks in a fast-paced results driven environment.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimal 10 years related experience with a bachelor's degree in computer science or related STEM degree.

  • Active interim Secret Clearance or Secret Clearance.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as a Technical Lead.

  • Past customer-facing experience and knowledge.

  • Experience working on Java technologies.

  • Experience working on Web Services.

  • Experience working on AWS technologies.

  • Experience working with PL/SQL.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with IDE (Eclipse, etc.)

  • Experience with Application Servers, such as Tomcat, etc.

  • Knowledge of Data Science analytics tools/techniques (RStudio, Shiny, Python, etc).

  • Knowledge of cross domain data process.

  • Experience with web services (XML, REST, SOAP, API Gateway, etc.)

  • Experience with DevOps Toolsets (Git, JIRA, Jenkins, GitHub, etc.) and Agile development processes

  • Knowledge of Windows, Linux Operating Systems.

Salary Range: $129,700 - $194,500

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 .

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.

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