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Staff Software Engineer

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: August 6, 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 Staff Software Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Huntsville, AL.

Position Overview:

The Staff Software Engineering Analyst will become part of Northrop Grumman's Ground Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Development and Sustainment Contract (DSC) in support of the Missile Defense Agency. The GMD element, composed of the Ground Systems (GS) and Ground Based Interceptor (GBI) components, is a critical part of our nation's layered Ballistic Missile Defense System providing the U.S. with the capability to engage and intercept long-range ballistic missiles during midcourse flight.

Essential Functions:

  • Analyzing user needs and developing solutions with a focus on optimizing operational efficiency. This role will be in direct support of GMD product team leadership
  • Technical development with working knowledge of DevSecOps, Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery, and automated testing
  • Defining meaningful empirical technical measures in automated testing environments
  • Assessing issues for severity to mission and collaborating with subject matter experts and design team leaders
  • Summarizing assessment results and briefing them to senior leadersThe selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.

    Basic Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) from an accredited university and 14 years of related engineering experience, or a Master's Degree and 12 years of related engineering experience, or 9 years of related engineering experience with a PhD
    • A current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Secret security clearance
    • Experience in modern frameworks and technologies
    • Experience writing functional and technical design specifications for hardware and software
    • Practical knowledge and understanding of cloud computing (Azure, Kubernetes)
    • Experience in software development and modern languages
    • Must be able to work in a team environment collaborate with other professionals to implement designs and solutionsPreferred Qualifications:
      • A degree in Software or related field
      • An active Top Secret DoD Security clearance
      • Excellent communication skills, able to understand requirements and provide solutions, with the ability to convey those solutions to teammates, customers and end users Salary Range: $141,800 USD - $212,800 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 .

        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.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Huntsville , Staff Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Huntsville, Alabama

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