Configuration Management Software Engineer 2/3

At Northrop Grumman, our work with cutting-edge technology is driven by something human: the lives our technologies protects. It's the value of innovation that makes a difference today and tomorrow. Here you'll have the opportunity to connect with coworkers in an environment that's uniquely caring, diverse, and respectful; where employees share experience, insights, perspectives and creative solutions through integrated product & cross-functional teams, and employee resource groups. From systems and software engineering, to operations and business development, Northrop Grumman's Space Park location offers the opportunity to serve national security and impact the lives of Americans all over the globe from the landscape of Southern California.

Our Space Park site in Redondo Beach provides space-enabled, secure communications capabilities in support of national objectives. We have exciting opportunities to work on cutting-edge space platforms, air platforms and defense and protective systems

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems sector is seeking a Software Engineer to join our diverse team in the Protected SATCOM area.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and maintain software configuration management tools to support configuration identification, control, reporting, and delivery of software products;
  • Perform configuration management and release engineering tasks; Design, develop, automate, and maintain productivity tools using programming, database, or scripting languages to improve software modeling and development.
  • Design and implement build procedures used in support of software product development and use.

Additional responsibilities may include developing software configuration standards for company-wide use as well as training software developers in the use of configuration management tools and the implementation of software quality standards.

This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA. The candidate will have the opportunity to provide Software Configuration Management support throughout the software life cycle, and ensure software and configuration management policies and standards are met. Candidate must have the ability to work effectively within a team environment, to interface with other groups within the project, strong written and verbal communication skills, well developed abstract problem-solving skills, and the ability to work in a dynamic environment with simultaneous efforts. Work under general direction. Determine and develop technical solutions to moderately complex problems independently.

This requisition may be filled at either a level 2 or a level 3.

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This requisition may be filled at either a level 2 or a level 3.

Basic Qualifications for a Level 2:
  • Current DoD Secret security clearance
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) discipline with 2 years engineering experience; Master's degree in a STEM discipline
  • Experience with software development lifecycle and processes
  • Understanding of productivity tools using programming, database, or scripting languages in support of software development
  • Demonstrated oral and written communications, critical thinking skills, and attention to detail
  • Experience with originating/updating and proofreading documents for publishing
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Windows 7
  • Proficient in UNIX environments (preferably Solaris) with development experience in C/C++, Perl, and shell scripting languages

Basic Qualifications for a Level 3:
  • Current DoD Secret security clearance
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) discipline with 5 years engineering experience; Master's degree in a STEM discipline with 3 years engineering experience; PhD in a STEM discipline
  • Experience with software development lifecycle and processes
  • Understanding of productivity tools using programming, database, or scripting languages in support of software development
  • Demonstrated oral and written communications, critical thinking skills, and attention to detail
  • Experience with originating/updating and proofreading documents for publishing
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Windows 7
  • Proficient in UNIX environments (preferably Solaris) with development experience in C/C++, Perl, and shell scripting languages

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of Protected SATCOM program experience is a plus
  • Experience in developing software configuration approaches and maintenance of the CM library and processes
  • Experience with the CM functions of planning and management, configuration identification, change management, status accounting and verification and audit, as it applies to software
  • Experience with and comprehensive understanding of software development and configuration management tools (i.e., RCS/SCCS, Git), including current CM industry standards and practices
  • Understanding of EIA-649, MIL-HDBK-61, AS9100, and related standards


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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.${descr2}${descr3}


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