Principal Software Developer / Courseware / Security+ / Interim Secret

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman is the place for you. As a leading global security company, we provide innovative systems, products and solutions to our customers worldwide. We are comprised of diverse professionals that bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our workforce we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a motivated professional to join our team as an XML, CSS, JavaScript Joint Knowledge Online Programmer/Analyst. This position is located in Suffolk, VA.

You will be supporting Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) as a Courseware Programmer, packaging joint military internet-based courseware, joint reference, and any other joint training and reference materials to be presented via the JKO Learning Content Management System (LCMS). You will also analyze and modify content from other systems for use on the JKO LCMS.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • D eveloping .xml packaging for courseware products developed by our team.
  • Creation/validation of the sequencing of the packaged elements.
  • T est and load the completed courseware into the LMS.
  • T ake courseware developed for other LMS's, deconstruct the software package and reconstruct it in a manner that will allow it to run on the JKO LCMS. To do so, one must know SCORM 2004 standards, and have experience with HTML5 and JavaScript programming.
  • Document actions to be reported to government and contract leadership.
  • D evelop procedures to be followed by the courseware developers.
  • Will work and deal with Courseware at all levels of interactivity (primarily IMI level 2, but prefer to be able to handle all levels).


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field: Computer Science, IT or related field and 5 years of experience; 3 years with a Master's degree. (An additional 4 year of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of the degree).
  • 8 years of experience in the Advanced Distributed Learning field or combination of related experience.
  • XML, CSS, JavaScript programing skills.
  • Superior IMS Manifest troubleshooting skills--candidate will be tested as part of the interview.
  • Active CompTIA Security+ certification.
  • U. S. citizenship and the ability to obtain a full Secret Security Clearance (Interim Secret clearance required to start).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in programming for the any LCMS or LMS (such experience will be a plus to convert other LMS products to run on the JKO LCMS);
  • Experience/proficiency in Animate, Captivate, Dreamweaver MX, Fireworks, Photo Editor, Photoshop.
  • Experience/proficiency in HTML5 programming;
  • Experience in training military & civilian personnel via computer based and web-based applications;
  • Experience/proficiency in WinSCP, RedHat, PuTTY, and/or Secure CRT.
  • Prefer Master's degree in a technical field: Such as Computer Science, IT or related field.
  • Understanding of SCORM 2004 versions greater than version 2, as is understanding of xAPI.

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.

Back to top