Principal Engineer Software or Senior Principal Engineer Software-20005356

Location: Bellevue
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: Interim Secret
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nations history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, theyre making history.


The Engineering & 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 Space Systems (NGSP) is looking for you to join our team as a Principal Software Engineer or Sr Principal Software Engineer based out of Bellevue, NE


What Youll get to Do:

Northrop Grummans Software Engineers work in teams to design, develop, document, test, and debug applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions.  As a key member of the team working in a fast-paced environment, you will use Agile methodology and Service Orientated Architecture (SOA) design patterns.  We encourage innovation and forward thinking and expect our developers to take a high level of ownership through the software life cycle.

In this role, you will be responsible for the coding, deployment, maintenance, optimization and documentation of software applications in a multi-tier, distrusted, browser-based enterprise computer

Understand SOA concepts and patterns

Perform unit testing to ensure the quality of code produced

Research and fact finding to develop or modify moderately complex information systems

Participates in the entire lifecycle of software development including requirements definition, architecture and development specifications, coding, quality assurance testing, deployment, documentation and support

Strong leadership and collaboration skills to work with other developers and product analysts effectively

Works effectively in a team environment 

This positions standard work schedule is 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work.


This requisition may be filled at a higher job grade based on the qualifications listed below.


This position may be filled as either an Engineer Systems or a Principal Engineer Systems.

Basic Qualifications:


Basic Qualifications for a Principal Engineer Software:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a STEM Field (Science, Technical, Engineering or Math) and 5+ years of software engineering experience; 3 years with a Masters; 0 with a PhD
  • Formal agile process experience
  • Intermediate to advanced level software analysis and design experience
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret clearance (U.S Citizenship required)


Basic Qualifications for a Sr Principal Engineer Software:


  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a STEM Field (Science, Technical, Engineering or Math) and 9+ years of software engineer experience; 7 years with a Masters; 4 years with a PhD
  • Formal agile process experience
  • Intermediate to advanced level software analysis and design experience
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret clearance (U.S Citizenship required)

Preferred Qualifications:

       Experience with Application Server development (GlassFish, Weblogic, etc.)

       Experience developing with AWS

       Software analysis and design experience

       Demonstrates Leadership skills

       Current DoD Secret security clearance

       J2EE Web Services/JavaScript/JSP/Java experience

       EJB or servlets experience

       Application development using Weblogic/Glassfish

       SQL (MySQL, Oracle) experience

       JUnit Unix-based experience

       Shell scripting (bash, ksh) experience

       Atlassian Tools (Jira, Confluence, Fisheye Crucible, etc.)

       Experience with Jenkins continuous integration tool, Mercurial distributed version control system, and Maven


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  


Additional Northrop Grumman Information:


Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.


Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.


Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.


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.

Job ID: 20005356

What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work..
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
Interim Secret Required
No - Teleworking not available for this position