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Principal Engineer Software - C++/C#/Java, Unity3D

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 Defense Systems sector is seeking a Principal Software Engineer / Programmer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Huntsville, AL; where technology and teamwork come together to create world-class training products. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's very successful Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Virtual Training Systems (VTS) Team, responsible for delivering training products geared for a military audience on a multitude of Defense sector programs. The VTS team develops Interactive Multimedia Instruction (IMI) that includes game-based training, virtual, and constructive training. This includes interactive and immersive environments that are on the cutting edge of technology, providing learning experiences that foster creative engagement and problem solving in a risk-free, dynamic realm of interactive encounters.The Principal Software Engineer will join the software development team that designs, develops, documents, tests, and debugs our application software systems containing logical and mathematical solutions for military 3D game-based training. The Software Engineer determines computer user needs; analyzes system capabilities, output requirements, input data acquisition, and programming techniques; and ensures software standards are met. The Principal Software Engineer must be highly familiar with commercial and/or open source game engines and the techniques they use including shadow casting, object occlusion, LODs, ambient occlusion, animation blending, shaders, batching, skeletal support, particle systems, and networking.Basic QualificationsThe successful candidate must minimally meet the following requirements:

  • High school diploma and 9 years applicable experience. Will also consider. 5 Years applicable experience with Bachelors in Science or related Technical degree; 3 Years applicable experience with Masters; 0 Years with PhD.
  • Strong technical skills. Must be active learner of hardware and software applications
  • Ability to quickly grasp and communicate technical subjects clearly and concisely
  • Strong interviewing and listening skills; must be able to ask the right questions of the subject matter experts (SMEs)
  • Strong usability and testing skills; must take an active role in validation of documentation
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to work and adjust to changes in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Self-managing and self-motivated team player
  • Experience with one or more of the following: Advanced C++, C#, Java coding, Unity3D programming and/or ESRI GIS softwarePreferred QualificationsCandidates with any of the following preferred qualifications will receive preferential hiring consideration:
    • Experience with Unity 3D development
    • Experience with ESRI GIS software
    • Experience with 3D simulations / gaming technology
    • Strong interviewing and listening skills; must be able to ask the right questions of the subject matter experts (SMEs)
    • Strong usability and testing skills; must take an active role in validation of documentation
    • Good organizational skillsSalary Range: $92,200 USD - $138,400 USDEmployees 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 , Principal Engineer Software - C++/C#/Java, Unity3D, IT / Software / Systems , Huntsville, Alabama

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