Principal Software Engineer - Common Mission Software Team

Northrop Grumman Corporation

Company Type


United States-Florida-Melbourne Yes Relocation assistance may be available Secret


1st Shift


Yes, 10 % of the Time


At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 Aerospace Systems has an opening for Software Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, Florida.
This site is the center for design, development, and rapid prototyping of advanced airborne surveillance and battle management systems critical to our nation’s security. The selected candidate will become an integral member of Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems’ Common Mission Software Team, contributing to the design and development of mission critical software solutions.
Essential Functions:
  • Design, develop, documents, tests, and debugs applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions
  • Conducts multidisciplinary research and collaborates with equipment designers and/or hardware engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of electronic data processing systems for product and commercial software
  • Determines computer user needs; analyzes system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, and programming techniques and controls
  • Prepares operating instructions
  • Designs and develops compilers and assembler, utility programs, and operating systems
  • Ensure software standards are met
We offer flexible work arrangements, great learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 5 years of experience in software engineering OR
  • Master’s degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 3 years of experience in software engineering OR
  • PhD degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 0 years of experience in software engineering
  • Demonstrated experience developing software in languages such as C/C++ and Java, utilizing object-oriented analysis and design, and using Linux/Unix and/or Windows for software development
  • An active, in-scope (minimum) Secret level DoD security clearance
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in computer engineering or computer science
  • Experience with Rhapsody, Eclipse, Atlassian Tools (Jira, Bitbucket, Confluence, Crucible, Bamboo)
  • Experience with Agile software development
  • Preference to work in software/hardware integration and rapid prototyping
  • Experience developing software targeted for Linux
  • Experience using Google Test
  • Experience using Python
  • Experience with software requirement development processes and procedures
  • Experience developing software for production baselines
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.
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