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Principal/Sr. Principal Software Engineer

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Boulder
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

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.
The Launch and Missile Defense Systems (LMDS) division within Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Principal/Sr. Principal Software Engineer. We are excited for you to join our team of qualified and diverse individuals. Our domain provides rewarding work that contributes to the latest advancements being made in the missile defense industry. The position is located in Boulder, CO. Boulder is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and only 25 miles from downtown Denver.
**Position Overview:**
As a Principal Software Engineer or Sr Principal Software Engineer, you will be responsible for the design, development, documentation, testing, deployment, and debugging of software applications. This includes researching, identifying, and implementing solutions to complex, multi-disciplinary software problems. Specifically, the responsibilities of this role include developing and maintaining robust, scalable backend services using Java and Spring Boot to satisfy IR Payload Ground Software requirements for T1TRK MFOV and WFOV satellite constellations. The ideal candidate should have strong experience in working with RESTful interfaces, PostgreSQL/Mongo DB databases, and Kafka communication services.
**Essential Functions:**
+ Design, develop, and maintain backend services using Java and Spring Boot
+ Build RESTful APIs to interact with frontend application.
+ Interface with external systems using Kafka.
+ Manage database schemas, queries, and stored procedures using PostgreSQL.
+ Access data stored in an external MongoDB database.
+ Ensure the performance, security, and scalability of the application.
+ Collaborate with cross functional teams including frontend developers, Subject Matter Experts, and Systems Engineering teams.
+ Write well-documented, testable code following best practices.
+ Perform code reviews.
+ Contribute to architectural decisions and the overall design of the system.
Seeking candidates who find satisfaction in working on challenging and diverse assignments in collaborative settings across all levels.
**This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.**
**Basic Qualifications:**
This requisition may be filled at either a Principal Software Engineer or a Sr. Principal Software Engineer level.
**Basic Qualifications for Principal Software Engineer or Sr. Principal Software Engineer:**
+ **Principal Software Engineer:** Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline preferred from an accredited university and 5 years of related experience or a Master's degree in a STEM discipline and 3 years of experience, or a PhD and 0 years of experience, or 9 years of related experience in lieu of a degree.
+ **Sr. Principal Software Engineer:** Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline preferred from an accredited university and 9 years of related experience, or a Master's degree in a STEM discipline and 7 years experience, or a PhD and 4 years of experience, or 13 years of related experience in lieu of a degree.
+ Experience with Spring Boot and RESTful APIs.
+ Hands-on experience with PostgreSQL and MongoDB databases.
+ Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
+ Ability and willingness to travel up-to 10% to support business needs.
+ Applicants must have an active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Secret security clearance which is required to start.
**Preferred Qualifications:**
+ Experience writing mission management software for a satellite program.
+ Understanding of containerization technologies like Docker
+ Knowledge of cloud platforms like AWS
**Salary Range:** $104,600 - $157,000
**Salary Range 2:** $129,700 - $194,500
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.
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