Cyber Software Engineer 5 (TS/SCI with Polygraph)

How do cyber terrorists get past the industry's best? They don't. There are too many of us fighting virtual threats, protecting enterprises and entire countries from large-scale attacks. From creating a citywide wireless network for our first responders, to protecting our nation from cyber threats, to building software-defined radios that change how our military communicates, our Cyber and Intelligence Mission Solutions Division helps life run smoothly and safely.

If you are the sort of person who loves a challenge and likes to be involved in serious organizational and software change -- Then what is happening in the Cyber and Intelligence Mission Solutions Division is the place for you. This is without a doubt one of the most interesting and exciting times to join an organization like ours. The culture is one of excellence; team work, learning, delivered value and people. We are looking for people who love to learn and take initiative to really make this happen.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Senior Cyber Software Engineer 5 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals located in Northern Virginia.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The candidate will design, develop, document, test and maintain applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions. Conduct multidisciplinary research and collaborate with equipment designers and/or hardware engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of electronic data processing systems for product and commercial software. Determine computer user needs; analyze system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls; prepares operating instructions; designs and develops compilers and assemblers, utility programs, and operating systems. Ensures software standards are met.

As one of the most senior technical experts on the team, you will, interface directly with users and customers providing foresight and technical guidance aimed at satisfying mission needs. As a key contributor to the success of the program, you will collaborate with software and systems engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of complex software systems.

You will provide technical leadership to the software development team and work complex technical tasks under general guidance from the team lead.

As a Principal Engineer on this program, you will be asked to mentor and facilitate the development of junior engineers who join. Additionally, you will interact with senior company management and customers, responsible for generating white papers and innovative solutions for program growth and will be responsible to convey new techniques and technologies to the analytic workforce.

Our professionals live and breathe different perspectives here; we are curious about the world, accepting of each other, and well aware that the more ideas, backgrounds, opinions, and experiences we bring to our work, the stronger that work will be. Just as you would invest your time and hard work into our company, we focus on investing back into you through enriching professional experiences and high-quality learning and development opportunities. We want you to bring your whole self to work and for you to have meaningful connections with your coworkers, customers, and communities, while providing the best products, systems, and technologies to protect our world.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or related discipline and 14 years' experience, or a Master's degree and 12 years' experience. Four (4) years of additional software engineering experience on projects with similar software processes may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Experience with Java and/or C/C development
  • Must be comfortable developing software in either Windows and/or Linux based environment
  • TS/SCI with Polygraph required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Relational database experience (Oracle, MySQL, MariaDB, etc.)
  • Strong working knowledge of Linux/Unix
  • Experience with scripting (such as bash, perl, python, and other scripting tools/language) development
  • Experience with JEE development
  • Experience with web application and/or Web Service Development
  • Experience with web application frameworks such as Rails, Struts, EJB's GWT
  • Experience with AJAX Single Page Interface technologies such as JavaScript, EXT-JS, AngularJS, JQuery
  • Experience with Cloud Technologies such as HDFS, Accumulo, Cassandra, NiFi, Map/Reduce, and NoSQL
  • Experience researching new technology for inclusion/use on customer programs
  • Experience contributing to open source applications
  • Experience with Scrum/Agile Software Development Methodology




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.

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