Principal Software Engineer

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman is a Virginia-based company that designs, develops and builds aircraft, spacecraft, cyber security systems and radars for aerospace and defense sectors.

Only considering candidates eligible to work in the USA ⚠️

Requisition ID: R10161632

  • **iconCategory:**Engineering
  • iconLocation: Unknown City, Virginia, United States of America
  • **iconClearance Type:**None
  • **iconTelecommute:**Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • **iconShift:**1st Shift (United States of America)
  • **iconTravel Required:**Yes, 10% of the Time
  • **iconPositions 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.

As a Principal Software Engineer, you will be responsible for overseeing the design, implementation, and maintenance of our backend systems and infrastructure. You will lead a team of skilled engineers to ensure the reliability, scalability, and performance of our Generative AI platform, while also driving innovation and optimization initiatives.

*This role can be performed as a virtual telecommuter and may change as the business needs change.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Work in a fast-paced environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative team settings across all levels
  • Participate in the full software development life cycle including requirements, design, implementation, qualification, and delivery of software products to our customers
  • Manage cloud infrastructure tools and data.
  • Manage cloud infrastructure resources and optimize costs without compromising on performance or reliability.
  • Manage and improve container orchestration and deployment strategies.
  • Develop tools to manage continuous integration, software stack support, code quality and coverage.
  • Ensure and develop tools for monitoring security, privacy, and integrity of data and other resources.
  • Stay current with emerging technologies and industry trends to drive innovation and maintain a competitive edge.

Basic Qualifications

  • Must have a Bachelor's Degree in a STEM field with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience OR a Master’s Degree in a STEM field with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Proven experience in backend development and infrastructure management
  • Strong expertise in cloud technologies (AWS and Azure) as well as both Linux and Windows based server instances.
  • Basic knowledge of database technologies (e.g., SQL, NoSQL) and distributed computing systems.
  • Design, develop, and maintain automated data visualizations in Tableau
  • Experience with IT Administration
  • Experience with DevOps practices and tools for automation, CI/CD, and configuration management.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and a proactive mindset towards identifying and resolving technical challenges.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams in an agile environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience with backend programming languages such as Python or Java is a plus.
  • Experience with eQ is nice to have.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in a complex, technical environment.
  • Cloud certifications a plus.

Salary Range: $97,500 - $146,300

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.

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Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services.

Working Week

We work a 9 day fortnight. That's 9 slightly longer days over 2 weeks (80 hours total), with every second Friday off.

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Our Vacation Policy

We offer generous paid time off, including holidays, vacation days, and additional leave options for special circumstances.

Remote Working Policy

We offer hybrid working arrangements with options for flexible working patterns.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Transparent Salaries
  • Generous parental leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Equipment allowance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Yearly bonuses
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 100k across 19 departments:

  • engineering
  • education
  • information technology
  • business development
  • operations
  • +14 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Tableau
  • Python
  • Java
  • Backend development
  • Infrastructure management
  • Cloud technologies
  • Linux and Windows
  • SQL and NoSQL
  • Distributed computing
  • Data visualization
  • IT Administration
  • DevOps
  • CI/CD
  • Configuration management
  • Problem-solving
  • Leadership
  • Communication

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