Software Developer

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 Technology Services sector is seeking a Software Developer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in McLean, VA. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Department of State (DOS) Consular Systems Modernization (CSM) Program, for the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA). This initiative is intended to modernize and consolidate the operational environment under a common technology framework in order to better support the services provided to CA's customers. As part of the modernization program, the software developer will support development and integration for a large scale predictive analytics platform.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Support the evaluation of existing data and analytics capabilities to support system migration
  • Support the development and software integration of an overall data architecture for a predictive analytics platform
  • Support standing up and deploying a new data science platform with data loads coming in from internal and external data sources
  • Support data science solutions using data acquisition processes and ETL
  • Support determination of systems specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility and maintenance of system security
  • Participate in customer planning sessions and project implementations
  • Recommends appropriate actions to improve performance, monitoring and tuning systems to achieve optimum user performance and load balancing
  • Work within the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) based team structure and work closely with counterparts within the customer organization
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Basic Qualifications:
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field (computer science) and at least three (3) years experience
  • Experience in systems implementation and Big Data Technologies
  • Experience with development of data architectures for large scale systems
  • Experience using open source tools for scalable processing such as Apache NiFi, languages such as R, Python, Scala, open source data analytics platforms such as Spark and Hadoop
  • Must have a current, active Secret (or higher) clearance. An interim clearance may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
  • Experience using SAP HANA
  • Experience in cloud based environments including deploying solutions on public/hybrid clouds
  • Experience with data routing and orchestration tools such as Apache NiFi and with in-stream processing tools such as Apache Spark
  • Experience with the Apache Hadoop ecosystem, MapR and/or Databricks
  • Experience with containerized applications using Docker
  • Experience using engineering environments and tools that support agile development, and especially SAFe, such as JIRA, Rally, VersionOne, Confluence


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.${descr2}${descr3}


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