Principal Java Software Engineer 2/3 (mid-level) - TS/SCI W/Poly

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a talented self-motivated mid level Java Software Engineer to join an exciting, complex, mission-focused software development project working with a team of qualified diverse individuals in Dulles, VA.
The selected candidate will join a high performing software development team supporting mission critical systems, and is expected to apply best software engineering principals and Agile engineering methodologies to research, design, develop, and modify application software.
Specific Responsibilities Include:
Designs, develops, documents, tests and debugs applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions that results in compelling easy to use products in support of mission critical systems.
Conducts independent, multidisciplinary research and collaborates with designers and/or engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of data processing systems
Determines computer user needs; analyzes 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.
Work and participate in a Scrum team utilizing agile methodology best practices to deliver high quality products.
This position may be filled at a level 2 or 3 depending on experience.

Basic Qualifications:

This position may be filled at a level 2 or 3 depending on experience.

Level 2 Software Engineer: Minimum Bachelors' degree and 2 years of experience, (Degrees in Computer Science, Information Systems, System Engineering, Business or related discipline highly preferred), 0 years of experience with a Master's degree, an additional 4 years of experience may be substituted for degree.

Level 3 Software Engineer: Minimum Bachelors' degree and 5 years of experience, (Degrees in Computer Science, Information Systems, System Engineering, Business or related discipline highly preferred), 2 years of experience with a Master's degree, an additional 4 years of experience may be substituted for degree.

Active Top Secret with SCI and Polygraph clearance
Experience testing, debugging and refining computer/application software to produce the required product
Experience in Java/J2EE and foundational knowledge of object-oriented design and software patterns.
Ability to create documentation
Have good communication skills
Ability to formulate and articulate an approach to solve problems
Ability to work independently; is a self-starter

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience developing and maintaining full stack web applications
Familiarity with practices such as test-driven development (TDD), Agile Software
Experience with one of more of the following: Maven, Spring Framework, Hibernate, Oracle, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, JS Frameworks (JQuery) is preferred.
Experience developing and maintaining Web Service Protocols, REST API's, and JSON is preferred.
Experience enhancing software to reduce operating time or improve efficiency
Experience developing and maintaining web applications while addressing accessibility concerns.
Cloud experience and/or certifications
Experience working in an Agile environment

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.


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