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Northrop Grumman Principal Engineer Software III in Boulder, Colorado

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

No matter the assignment, Northrop Grumman is committed to being a leader in Cyber, Logistics and Modernization, Autonomous Systems, C4ISR, and Strike. For us, it's about more than just performing. It means realizing the values that define us: responsibility, trust, integrity and protecting freedom worldwide. These values inspire and unite our people- who make everything we do possible.

The Engineering and Sciences (ES&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

The team at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Software Engineer based in Boulder, CO. Software Engineers will work on the development, integration, and maintenance of a unique operationally deployed system.

Candidate must possess the ability to work as a member of a small, highly skilled team in a dynamic environment and participate in systems design, code development, GUI updates, debugging, and integration and test of modifications/enhancements into the operational baseline.

The position also requires an individual with the ability to work on technical challenges and to provide innovative solutions, to include troubleshooting the system, implementation of new capabilities for future versions of the system, and support to test and documentation personnel.

The position requires the ability to successfully interact with end-users, customers, and developer personnel. Candidates must have strong written and verbal communication skills.

This is a great opportunity for a flexible self-starter to work in a dynamic environment with real world technical content supporting a number of tools and systems. The individual must be comfortable with working in a team-focused, collaborative environment and participate in all tasks relating to software design, implementation, and integration & testing.

This position requires a self-starter who is able to self-manage based on what the project team identifies as priorities and flexible enough to succeed in a dynamically changing work environment.

The applicant must also have excellent communication and collaboration skills.


Qualifications - External

Basic Qualifications for a Band 3:

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or other STEM related degree with 5+ years software development experience; 3 years with Masters; 0 years with PhD

Design, development and test of software applications in C/C++ in a Linux environment.

Knowledge of Agile / SCRUM processes and development

Active Secret Clearance required to start

Preferred Qualifications for a Band 3:

Telemetry, Tracking and Command (TT&C) operations concepts

Security + certification

Experience with Python and Linux scripting

Experience with supporting operational systems

Experience working within an Agile Development process

Secure programming experience: Using tools to identify security deficiencies in existing software and experience in improving software security

Knowledge of Virtualized Environments, including architecture, creation, deployment and management of VMs

Knowledge of object oriented design and software lifecycles

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your package will include the following:

  • Health Plan

  • Savings Plan

  • Paid Time Off

  • Wellness Program

  • Employee Discount Program

  • On-Site Fitness Center (available at some locations)

  • Additional benefits

  • Education Assistance

  • Training and Development

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

Job Category : Engineering