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Software Engineer / Principal Software Engineer (GMD Fire Control Team)

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

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 Space Systems - Launch and Missile Defense Systems has an exciting career opportunity for a Software Engineer / Principal Software Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Huntsville, AL.Position Overview:The selected Software Engineer / Principal Software Engineer will be responsible for developing and implementing software for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense Program (GMD) and join the GMD Fire Control Team, which is currently the only deployed strategic system that can defend the United States from long-range attack by threat ICBMs. Essential Functions:

  • Support advanced portions of the lifecycle of software development to include requirements definition, integration, testing and deployment.
  • Prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish project results with limited oversight and direction.
  • Apply "systems thinking" to ensure developed products are scalable, maintainable, and meet end-user needs.
  • Collaborate with Subject Matter Experts to support development of new innovative algorithms.
  • Support a cross-functional Agile team and c ommunicate openly and effectively with teammates and customer representatives.The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team 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 Software Engineer or a Principal Software Engineer level.BQs for a Software Engineer are:
    • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline preferred from an accredited university and 2 years of related experience, or a Master's Degree in a STEM discipline and 0 years of related experience, or 6 years of related Software Engineering experience in lieu of a degree.
    • Experience developing software in object-oriented programming languages such as Java, C, C++, or Ada.
    • Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain an active U.S. Government security clearance at the DoD secret level; and a minimum of an interim secret clearance will be required to start.BQs for a Principal Software Engineer are:
      • 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 related experience, or 0 years of experience with a PhD, or 9 years of related Software Engineering experience in lieu of a degree.
      • Experience developing software in object-oriented programming languages such as Java, C, C++, or Ada.
      • Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain an active U.S. Government security clearance at the DoD secret level; and a minimum of an interim secret clearance will be required to start.Preferred Qualifications:
        • Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering or related field.
        • Experience with international sensors and fire control systems.
        • Strong interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with technical teams and customer personnel.
        • Proven communications skills with armed services & government customer.
        • Experience analyzing complex problems and developing solutions based on limited direction and definition.
        • Development utilizing a Linux based development environment.
        • Knowledge of various scripting languages and tools: Python, MATLAB, etc.
        • Familiarity with Agile software development practices.
        • Experience with Missile Defense Systems and Sense & Fire Control systems.
        • Experience working on CMMI Level 3+ programs.
        • Interest and aptitude in designing and implementing software to solve complex math and physics-based engagement planning problems.
        • Security + Certification
        • A current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Secret security clearance. Salary Range: $74,900 USD - $112,300 USD Salary Range 2: $92,200 USD - $138,400 USD 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Huntsville , Software Engineer / Principal Software Engineer (GMD Fire Control Team), Education / Teaching , Huntsville, Alabama

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