Principal Software Engineer

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air, space and on the ground that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems is seeking experienced Software Engineers to join our diverse team, developing, enhancing and maintainingcapabilities for Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) satellite payload and ground systemsfor payload data processing. This position islocated inAzusa, CA at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles County. Our software engineering teams offer flexible work arrangements as well as career,technical and personaldevelopment opportunities.

In this role, the selected candidate will be expected to:

  • Communicate and work effectively with team members and leads in an agile and dynamic team environment
  • Take ownership of tasks assigned by team lead with minimal guidance
  • Design, develop, document, test, integrate and debug software written in various computer languages
  • Meet project milestones while ensuring software standards are met
  • Develop technical solutions to complex problems
  • Interface with other groups and subject matter experts within and outside of the project
  • Mentor and support junior team members
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Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline with 5 years related experience OR Master's Degree in STEM discipline with 3 years related experience
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following: C/C++, Java, Python
* Possess knowledge of the software lifecycle
* Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance. U.S. Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated ability to implement process improvement, streamline activities, and develop efficiencies
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills; strong interpersonal and analytic skills
  • Previous in-depth domain knowledge of program software design and code
  • Experience in standard Software Engineering processes and development lifecycle including software architecture, design, development, integration, test and verification, including experience in writing software test plans and test procedures
  • Experience in Object Oriented Design and Unix/Linux platform development
  • Experience with software configuration management and version control tools such as ClearCase, Git/GitHub, Subversion
  • Experience in Agile/Scrum development concepts, methodologies and tools
  • Experience in Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS) such as VxWORKS
* Current DoD Secret/Top Secret and/or SCI access

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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