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Northrop Grumman Principal Engineer Software in Schriever AFB, Colorado

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Mid-Level Software Engineer to support the Tactical Emulation for Software in the Loop Assessment (TESLA) product line of the DE Task Order on the Specialized Warfighter Development Contract (SWDC) program. The job location is at Schriever AFB, CO .

Position requires a software engineer experienced in software development to support the modeling and simulation of missile defense systems. Candidate will design, develop, test, document and integrate simulation products for the Tactical Emulation for Software in the Loop Assessment (TESLA) organization using C++ on Windows and Linux operating systems. Primary responsibilities include designing and developing software. Candidate may be responsible for leading development of an agile software feature team within the context of a larger team. Candidate will be responsible for assisting in the development of simulation and software architectures. Additional responsibilities could include interfacing with TESLA customers and presenting technical briefings to TESLA stakeholders.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Requires a Masters in Computer Science or related field and 3+ years of software development experience, or a Bachelor's in Computer Science or related field and 5+ years of experience.

  • The candidate must have experience in all phases of software development, including analysis, design, code, test and integration.

  • Candidate must have experience in a leadership role on a software engineering team.

  • Design skills should include the use of UML, and tools such as Enterprise Architect or Rational Rose.

  • Must be able to program in C++, C#, and/or Java, have a strong understanding of object oriented software development, and have a working knowledge of Linux.

  • Must have experience in software development for modeling & simulation.

  • Candidate must be able to work both independently and in a team environment and possess strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Currently have, or able to obtain, a DoD Secret Clearance.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience in developing software in C++, and/or Java.

  • Experience in engineering M&S systems using an optimistic and/or conservative discrete event simulation platform.

  • Experience in agile software development methodologies like Scrum.

  • Experience in network based communications. Experience with JIRA and GIT.

  • Knowledge/experience in several of the following: missile defense domain knowledge, command and control, and modeling and simulation development.

Salary Minimum for Colorado location: $92,000

Salary Maximum for Colorado location: $138,000

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. 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. Learn about Northrop Grumman Total Rewards and Benefits.

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.

Job Category : Engineering