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Northrop Grumman Sr Principal Software Engineer – Global Software Developer (24-190) in Schriever AFB, Colorado

Requisition ID: R10161680

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Schriever AFB, Colorado, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: Days (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Positions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have 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 Space Systems – Launch and Missile Defense Systems has an exciting career opportunity for a Sr Principal Software Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado Springs, CO.

Position Overview:

The Command and Control, Battle Management, and Communications (C2BMC) program integrates the Missile Defense System. It is a vital operational system that enables the U.S. president, secretary of defense, and combatant commanders at strategic, regional, and operational levels to systematically plan ballistic missile defense operations, to see the battle develop collectively, and to dynamically manage designated networked sensors and weapons systems to achieve global and regional mission objectives. C2BMC supports a layered missile defense capability that enables an optimized response to threats of all ranges in all phases of flight. C2BMC is the force multiplier that globally and regionally networks integrate, synchronizing autonomous sensor and weapon systems and operations to optimize performance. C2BMC is integral to all system ground and flight tests, which verify and exercise all current and future missile defense system capabilities.

The Software Engineer's primary responsibility is to work as a member of the Global Track Processing software development team to design, develop, test, and investigate innovative solutions contributing to the Missile Defense program. Non-standard work hours are possible during key events, and a small amount of travel may be required. The Global Command and Control, Battle Management, and Communications program is dynamic and fast-paced.

Essential Functions:

  • Critical to the mission is the Global Track Processing (GTP) team, which strives to present accurate global situational awareness via raw sensor data to the warfighter.

  • The selected software engineer who will thrive in an environment requiring maintenance and development of Java-based applications heavily reliant on efficient algorithm development & linear algebra.

  • Tackle difficult problems through collaboration and comradery and jumps at the opportunity to lead his team across the finish line and accept, on occasion, to be dragged!

  • Collaboration mandates excellent written and communication skills; well-articulated documentation in clearly documented software, technical memorandums, white papers, software modeling, and technical presentations are part of daily activities.

  • Analyze high-level needs and define a structured and logical approach to refine the capability into an integrated set of requirements that lead to a fielded product.

Basic Qualifications:

Please note your updated security clearance and IAT/relevant certifications on your resume if applicable.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline preferred from an accredited university and 9 years of related experience, or a Master's Degree in a STEM discipline and 7 years of related experience, or a PhD and 4 years of related experience, or 13 years related experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Applicants must have a current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD issued Secret security clearance which is required to start.

  • Must understand the software development life cycle.

  • Must understand object-oriented software development and automated testing.

  • Must communicate effectively, clearly present technical approaches and findings, and have experience writing and implementing project reports, plans, and status.

  • GTP software engineer with professional practical experience of 3+ years of Java development experience writing unit-testable operational code and unit tests exercising said code.

  • 2+ years experience working in a Linux-based environment.

  • 2+ years working with GIT in Linux. 2+ years with Jira and Confluence.

  • 1+ years of software modeling using UML.

  • 1+ years writing & presenting technical documentation to audiences ranging from team members to non-technical customers.

  • REQUIRED THEORETICAL EXPERIENCE - Object-Oriented paradigms.

  • Experience with Software Design Patterns

  • Ability and willingness to travel 10% to support business needs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferably Red Hat / CentOS / Oracle Linux experience.

  • Use of Eclipse, Matlab, Visio, & Enterprise Architect is desired.

  • Software design using Systems Modeling Language (SysML) is desired.

  • Fluent in BaSH (Bourne-Again Shell) or similar scripting is desired.

  • Automated test-driven & continuous integration development is desired.


  • Agile methodology is desired.

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

  • Health Plan

  • Savings Plan

  • Paid Time Off

  • Education Assistance

  • Training and Development

  • Flexible Work Arrangements





Salary Range: $121,000 - $181,400

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.