Software Engineer 2/3

Do you enjoy learning about new technologies and researching how they can be used to provide cutting edge products and services to our customers? If so, then look to join our team.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Software Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. Put your years of experience into a future of excellence... The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's team based in Rome, NY.

As a software engineer, you will conduct a variety of challenging software analysis, software design and software development activities involving cutting edge technologies. These will be relative to the development and integration of leading edge Department of Defense (DoD)/U.S. Air Force (USAF) intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) collection, processing, exploitation, analysis and dissemination capabilities.

This is a research environment where you'll be looking at ways to provide warfighters data in the fastest and most efficient ways possible, which will help with their decision making in a wartime environment. Warfare is conducted on many fronts; our research looks at ways to combine air, cyber and space operations to help fight future wars. We conduct experiments to integrate these fronts in order to put an architecture in place for a combat cloud.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Design, develop, document, test and debug applications software.
  • Perform design development and integration activities within an agile development process.
  • Participate in software analysis activities to include requirements analysis, gap analysis and technical assessments.
  • Develop high level and detailed software designs.
  • Present and demonstrate prototype software capabilities
  • Development of new research area recommendations to introduce solutions, products, services and best practices to fit customer needs.
  • Organize and carry out development tasks, and work as a member of a tightly integrated team.
  • Work under general direction independently determining and developing technical approaches
  • Design, develop, interact and integrate systems that collect, process and exploit US Air Force, U.S. DoD and allied/coalition data feeds, data bases and intelligence sources to include: imagery, video, electronic/signals intelligence, cyber intelligence and other forms of geographically and temporally registered data

The successful candidate will have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, think independently and overcome technical challenges as part of a multidisciplinary engineering team. Will also have excellent verbal/written communication skills. 10-20 percent travel may be required.

The selected candidate will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Selected candidate may be required to submit to a polygraph.

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

This position may be filled at either a level 2 or level 3 based on the qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications for a Level 2:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, computer systems engineering or related STEM degree plus 2 years of relevant experience; or a Master of Science degree in computer science, computer systems engineering or related STEM degree plus 0 years of experience.
  • Distributed software design experience and knowledge of application architectures
  • Experience designing, developing and integrating systems/software involving one or more of the following technology areas:
  • Service-oriented architectures (SOAs)
  • J2EE Framework
  • Enterprise services and integration with enterprise service buses (ESBs)
  • Virtual machines/secure virtualization techniques
  • U.S. Citizenship

Basic Qualifications for a Level 3:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, computer systems engineering or related STEM plus 5 years of relevant experience; or a Master of Science degree in computer science, computer systems engineering or STEM related degree plus 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Distributed software design experience and knowledge of application architectures
  • Experience designing, developing and integrating systems/software involving one or more of the following technology areas:
  • Service-oriented architectures (SOAs)
  • J2EE Framework
  • Enterprise services and integration with enterprise service buses (ESBs)
  • Virtual machines/secure virtualization techniques
  • U.S. citizenship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with the definition of experimentation/capability evaluation plans
  • Enterprise computing, cloud computing architectures (public and/or private)
  • Experience with big data architectures and analytic techniques
  • Experience with security engineering, public key infrastructure (PKI) and certification and accreditation (C&A) of DoD systems in accordance with DIACAP/DoD 8500
  • Preference will be given to candidates already possessing an active Top Secret/SCI, Top Secret or Secret security clearance and current investigation

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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