X-Lab Software Developer 3 (13-047)

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) was selected by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency to participate on the Missile Defense National Team. This team was chartered to develop a Ballistic Missile Defense System for the United States. Missile Defense and Protective Systems (MDPS) serves as Northrop Grumman Mission Systems' focal point for all activities associated with missile defense, including Command, Control, Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC), simulation & modeling, systems engineering, and target discrimination.

The successful candidate will be a member of the fast-paced and dynamic X-Lab team. The X-Lab is responsible for developing future looking prototypes for the Ballistic Missile Defense System including Sensor/Weapon Integration, Algorithm Development, User Interface Development and other critical leading edge missile defense technologies.

The X-Lab has a need for a mid-level Software Engineer to assist in full cycle software development including requirements, design, implementation, integration and testing. The successful Software Engineering personnel must possess an understanding of system software design and development, Java development, Service Oriented Architecture development principles and implementation, and software architecture. The candidate should have an understanding of and possess demonstrable skills including The ability to develop JAVA software and translate requirements into software design. Previous experience with the Eclipse IDE. The ability to understand and decompose requirements to support verification and validation testing of software components. The ability to generate detailed, repeatable test procedures. The ability to extract data to support analysis requirements. The ability to generate procedures that test functionality. The ability to perform, and knowledge of, Agile Development. Experience with various COTS and open source products is preferred. Candidate background should include all aspects of the software development life cycle. Familiarity with Eclipse and other open source development tools a plus. Candidates must have experience working in an integrated team environment with other systems, software, and specialty engineers to develop solutions.

Work location is at the Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center (MDIOC) at Schriever AFB, CO. A small amount of travel may be required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Active Secret clearance
  • 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with Ph.D. with experience and expertise in software development and testing.
  • Must have an understanding of software engineering, design, development, and testing
  • Ability to analyze high-level needs and through a structured and logical approach refine the need into an integrated set of requirements that leads to a fielded product
  • Excellent communications skills (written and oral)
  • Ability write and implement engineering plans within a project
  • Ability communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings
  • Proven interaction in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • TS/SCI desired
  • Candidate will have previously worked on IRAD-type projects and be comfortable with rapidly changing requirements, design challenges which require novel solutions, fast-paced activities, and tight deadlines.
  • Experience in Ballistic Missile Defense

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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