2019 Software Engineer - Entry Level

This position description does not represent a current opening but may be used to identify candidates with skills and experience for positions within Northrop Grumman that frequently become available. Candidates who express an interest may be considered for future positions at Northrop Grumman.

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 Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Your opportunities for achievement are limitless with Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems.

Northrop Grumman is seeking Software Engineers. These positions will be at various locations across the United States. The qualified candidate will become part of one of our three Business Groups: Flight Systems, Space Systems, and Defense Systems.

As a software engineer with us, you will:

  • Work with a team to help develop the early system concept. Assist with independent research and development
  • Design, develop, integrate, document, test, demonstrate and debug applications software within an agile development process
  • Participate in software analysis activities to include requirements analysis, gap analysis and technical assessments
  • Perform analysis/modification of existing software
  • Develop software using languages such as C/C++, Java, Python or PHP
  • Interface with customers, program management and technical staff
  • Provide problem resolution and improvement recommendations


Basic Qualifications:

  • Be completing or has completed their degree (Bachelor's or Master's) from an accredited institution
  • Be majoring in or have majored inComputer Science, Computer or Software Engineering or related field
  • Have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.25/4.0 or higher (unofficial academic transcripts must be provided at time of application by uploading the documents to your application or profile)
  • Be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government security clearance (U.S. citizenship is a pre-requisite)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.70/4.0 or higher
  • Previous internship/co-op or other work experience, leadership and teamwork capabilities, interpersonal communication skills, and activities (professional/community/extracurricular)
  • Good presentation and writing/communication skills
  • Self-motivated, willing to learn, and interested in working in a team environment
  • Experience in developing and delivering presentations and leading small groups
  • Experience in working in an autonomous work environment on complex projects
  • Experience in working on business or engineering full life-cycle projects from project inception through launch


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 a complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.${descr2}${descr3}


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