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Principal Software Engineer / Sr. Principal Software Engineer


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


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.

The Launch and Missile Defense Systems division within Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Software Engineer. We are excited for you to join our team of qualified and diverse individuals. Our domain provides rewarding work that contributes to the latest advancements being made in the missile defense industry. The position is located in Colorado Springs, CO Schriever Space Force Base.

**Position Overview:**

As a Principal Software Engineer or Sr. Principal Software Engineer, you will be responsible for the design, development, documentation, testing, deployment, and debugging of software applications. This includes researching, identifying, and implementing solutions to complex, multi-disciplinary software problems.

**Essential Functions:**

+ New feature implementation that allows for smooth integration with pre-existing systems

+ Software development using Agile Methodology

+ Utilizing Jira to document bugs and enhancements

+ Software engineering support for multi-language (C/C++, Python, and Java) and complex software systems

+ Enhance usability, performance, and maintainability of systems via analysis and bug fixes

+ Coordinate, integrate, and resolve defects in conjunction with the test team

Seeking candidates who find satisfaction in working on challenging and diverse assignments in collaborative settings across all levels.

**This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.**

**Basic Qualifications:**

This requisition may be filled at either a Principal Software Engineer or a Sr. Principal Software Engineer level.

**Basic Qualifications for Software Engineer or Principal Software Engineer:**

+ **Principal Software Engineer:** 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 in a STEM discipline and 3 years of experience, or a PhD and 0 years of experience, or 9 years of related experience in lieu of a degree.

+ **Sr. Principal Software Engineer:** Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline preferred from an accredited university and 9 years of related experience, or a Master’s degree in a STEM discipline and 7 years experience, or a PhD and 4 years of experience, or 13 years of related experience in lieu of a degree.

+ Linux experience

+ C/C++ and Python proficiency

+ Object Oriented Programing (OOP) experience

+ Ability and willingness to travel up-to 10% to support business needs

+ An active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Secret security clearance is required to start; with the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI (TS/SCI) security clearance.

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ OO design pattern and modern data structure experience

+ Configuration management software experience (i.e. Git, etc.)

+ Software development and troubleshooting in a team environment

+ Legacy software and modernization effort experience

+ Java and shell scripting language experience

+ Agile development experience

+ Atlassian Tool Suite experience

+ Technical leadership experience

+ Full software development lifecycle experience

Salary Range: $92,200.00 - $138,400.00Salary Range 2: $114,300.00 - $171,500.00

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.

We are a pioneering company.

With careers across all areas: air, cyber, land, sea and space – our 90,000 employees work as one to defend and define the future. Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will give you every opportunity to do your best work. Working together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines, we share a drive to push the boundaries of science, technology and engineering to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide.

Principal Software Engineer / Sr. Principal Software Engineer

Full time
Colorado Springs, CO

Published on 08/24/2022

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