Sr. Principal Software Engineer – (Secret Clearance required)

Job title: Sr. Principal Software Engineer – (Secret Clearance required)

Company: Northrop Grumman


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available




Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Strategic Space Systems has an opening for an experienced Senior Principal Software Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.

The selected candidate will fill the Eagle-3/NGP Software Engineering position. This role will have two separate responsibilities divided 50/50.

Eagle Software Scrubbing Tool Developer. This includes being able to work independently and proactively to understand an already developed software tool, including building and configuring its Maven project, configuring the various Maven plugins required, understanding and developing integration and unit tests, mapping Eagle requirements to the software tool, presenting and interfacing with customers in order to properly certify the tool, working with various teams to scrub and review their code as well as continue to provide updates and changes required to meet the future needs of the tool.

DSATS Software Developer. This requires understanding the concepts and design of system test controller software such as the processing of commands, telemetry, and events, and have the ability to adapt the development of the DSATS software as a product line for Eagle-3 as well as for NGP end users. The ideal candidate should have knowledge of Java and Python software development, database programming, and network communication protocols. This person will work closely with the Eagle-3 DSATS lead to learn the complexities of an existing system in order to properly maintain it for the future of NGP.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, or similar STEM Degree

Minimum of 9 years of software development with Bachelor’s degree or 7 years with Master’s degree

Advanced programming experience in Java and Maven

Ability to work on-call/extended hours (1-3 times a year)

Active DoD Secret Clearance and ability to obtain/maintain TS/SCI clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

Active SCI clearance (TS minimum)

Good understanding of basic networking concepts

Troubleshoot and debug software

Experience with databases and database concepts

Work effectively in a small team. Willing to take on challenges and take initiative to resolve issues.

Communicate technical information and issues with teammates, managers, and customers

Salary Range: $125,500.00 – $188,300.00

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( ), we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by December 8, 2021 or by your start date if it is after December 8th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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 most positions.

Expected salary: $125500 – 188300 per year

Location: Manhattan Beach, CA

Job date: Sun, 24 Oct 2021 22:59:42 GMT

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