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Principal Engineer Software Full-time

at Northrop Grumman Virginia in Virginia (Published at 23-05-2020)

Principal Engineer Software
Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all the while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman may be the place for you. As a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions to customers worldwide, Northrop Grumman offers an extraordinary portfolio of capabilities and technologies. Here at Northrop Grumman we are comprised of professionals that bring different perspectives, are curious about the world, accepting of each other, and understand that the more ideas, backgrounds, and experiences we bring to our work than the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our talented workforce we look for professionals that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.
Northrop Grumman's Combat Systems and Mission Readiness is seeking Software Engineers in Newport News, VA, Richmond, VA, or West Conshohocken, PA. The selected team member's will have the opportunity to work on multiple projects in a dynamic people-focused environment where he/she will interact with users, customers and other developers on various Command and Control Systems.
Job Duties:

  • Full life cycle product development on a variety of architectures and target hardware platforms
  • Perform as an individual contributor on an Agile Scrum team
  • Performs Unit Testing and an understanding of the concepts for developing software test plans and procedures
  • Contributes to the development of software documentation

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have of one of the following:
    • A Bachelor's degree in a STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics) related field with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience
    • A Master's degree in a STEM related field with a minimum of 3 years relevant experience
  • Prior experience in using Windows or Linux Operating Systems
  • A current active Secret security clearance (U.S. citizenship is a pre-requisite)

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with:
    • Various programming languages (e.g. Java, JavaScript, C, C++, C#, .NET, Python, Perl, etc.)
    • Various JavaScript UX Frameworks (e.g. Angular, ViewJS, React, etc.)
    • Object Oriented Programming and Design
    • Source code management tools (e.g., CVS, Subversion, git)
    • Industry accepted programming constructs/practices (e.g., thread pools, abstract class implementations, unit testing, concurrency)
    • Cross-platform management (Windows and Unix/Linux data exchange)
    • Virtual machine environments
    • Kubernetes
    • Micro Service Architectures
  • Understanding of test-driven software development
  • Familiarity with:
    • DevOps
    • Automated container deployment
    • Running performance tests and debugging techniques
    • Net-centric technologies
    • Database design/structures and associated orchestration tools and techniques
  • Understanding of networking and network troubleshooting
  • Knowledge of the Atlassian Suite (JIRA, Confluence, Crucible, etc.)
  • Linux and Windows System Administration skills
  • Ability to apply mathematical and statistical operations towards software algorithms
  • Familiarity with Command and Control (C2) Systems
  • Background in military intelligence and imagery, or strategic planning

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.

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