Sr. Principal Software Engineer, Colorado Springs, Co

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Colorado Springs, CO

Requisition ID: R10084056
Category: Engineering
Location: Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Top Secret
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
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.

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We’re looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we’ll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security.  Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter.  Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Sr. Principal Software Engineer based out of Colorado Springs, CO.

The responsibilities for this role include:

Technical contributor / leader of a small engineering program team focused on the development and evaluation of cyber technologies, ensuring the logical and systematic conversion of customer/product requirements into solutions that support technical, schedule and cost constraints
Technical planning for system and software development and integration, verification and validation, risk assessment and effectiveness for total system performance
Definition of high-level functional and performance requirements and verification methods, decomposition, and derivation of requirements, allocation of those lower-level requirements to different physical and functional architectural elements
Generation of technical concepts and plans for white papers, proposals, NCTA and contractual briefings and reports
Occasional travel to Northrop Grumman and Government locations within the United States

The successful candidate will clearly demonstrate strong leadership skills to achieve sustainable top performance. They will have a track record as an effective communicator and problem solver who is able to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. This candidate will demonstrate a commitment to ethics and integrity, and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional systems and software designs and methods of doing business. 

Basic Qualifications:  

Bachelor’s with 9 Years of experience. Or, 7 years with Master’s, 4 years with PhD, An additional 4 years of experience is required in lieu of a degree
Ability to develop using C/C++, Python Java
Familiarity with graph (e.g. Neo4j) and relational databases (e.g. MYSQL)
Proficient with development in multiple operation systems, i.e. Windows and Linux
Familiarity with Radio Frequency (RF) and Digital Signal Processing (DSP) concepts
Active Top Secret security clearance with SCI eligibility

Preferred Qualifications: 

STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) degree preferred
Experience with technology development planning: understanding the project goals and detail planning software development tasks which support successful end results
Experience with Reverse Engineering and Vulnerability Analysis of Hardware and Software
Experience with GNSS waveforms: RF signal processing including encoding and decoding, RF transmissions, and real-world applications
Experience with Agile Methodology, i.e. Epic and Feature definition
Experience with Software Defined Radios and GNURadio
Experience with development of lower level network protocols
Experience as a technical liaison between the engineering team and the internal and/or customer program offices
Active Top Secret security clearance with SCI


Salary Range: $117,900 USD – $176,900 USD

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. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

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.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

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