Engineer Software or Principal Engineer Software

    • Aurora, CO

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

The Engineering & Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSP) is looking for you to join our team as a Software Engineer or Principal Software Engineer based out of Aurora, CO.

What You'll get to Do:

The Software Engineer will design, develop, document, test and debug application software and special data processing systems.
• Candidate will participate in designing code solutions while working as part of a small team.
• Teams are comprised of other software engineers of various experience levels. Some interaction with users is expected.
• Team interactions include brainstorming, design guidance, requirements resolution and group coding best practices.
• This is a great opportunity for a flexible self-starter to work in a dynamic environment with real world technical content supporting a number of tools and systems.
• Good written and verbal skills are important.

This requisition may be filled at a higher job grade based on the qualifications listed below.


This position may be filled as either an Engineer Systems or a Principal Engineer Systems.

Basic Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications for an Engineer Software:

  • Bachelor's degree in Science and 2+ years of software engineering experience; 0 years with a Masters; 4+ years with an Associates; or 6+ years' experience in lieu of a degree
  • Active Top Secret clearance is required to start this position
  • Experience with C++ and Java
  • Knowledge of object oriented design and software lifecycles
  • Knowledge of UNIX and LINUX

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Engineer Software:

  • Bachelor's degree in Science and 5+ years of software engineering experience; 3+ years with a Masters; 0 years with a PhD; 7+ years with an Associates; or 9+ years' experience in lieu of a degree
  • Active Top Secret clearance is required to start this position
  • Experience with C++ and Java
  • Knowledge of object oriented design and software lifecycles
  • Knowledge of UNIX and LINUX

Preferred Qualifications:

Active TS/SCI clearance level

Experience with creation, deployment, and management of VMs

Demonstrated experience with automated testing procedures

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

Health Plan

Savings Plan

Paid Time Off

Education Assistance

Training and Development

Flexible Work Arrangements

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.

Our Values . The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility . At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

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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