Staff Engineer Software (SW Lead)

Northrop Grumman

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(26)

Fairfax, VA

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    Position summary

    act 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 are making history.

    The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, and 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.

    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. #definingpossible

    Northrop Grumman is looking for a Staff Software Engineer to join the program supporting the organization as the SW Lead. This position can be filled from either Fairfax, VA, Morrisville, NC, Linthicum, MD, Aurora, CO or Redondo Beach, CA.

    What You'll Get To Do:

    • Technical leader and focal point for the software engineering development team - ensuring software is well architected, designed, developed, and implemented
    • Perform hands-on development and actively contribute to the code base including peer review of code
    • Collaborate with Systems Engineering, Integration, and Test and Infrastructure (including cyber) teams throughout the software development life cycle
    • Diplomatically interface with all levels of management, employees, internal and external customers, and vendors
    • Support the Delivery Lead/Project Manager in developing project roadmaps, understanding delivery time scales, and communicating these to the customer
    • Liaison with the Product Owner to manage the product road map and communicating the impact of changing customer requirements
    • Identifying technical risks/opportunities and proactively developing plans to mitigate and release them

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline with 14 years of relevant experience; 12 years with a Master's; or 9 years with a PhD.
    • Experienced Java/C++ programmer
    • Familiarity with developing and deploying software into a Red Hat Linux environment of the above languages
    • Experienced with service-oriented architecture
    • Experience with Ground architectures, cloud-based and bare metal environments
    • Experience with DevSecOps environments in CI/CD pipelines
      • Automated Deployment: Jenkins, Docker, OpenShift or Kubernetes
      • Build and CI/CD Orchestration (e.g., Maven)
      • Code Quality/Review (e.g., SonarQube, Crucible)
      • Security (e.g., Keycloak, Twistlock, Achore)
      • Testing Technologies: Cypress, Selenium or Cucumber
      • Utilities (e.g., Minio)
    • Experience with Database Technologies: SQL, Elasticsearch or MongoDB
    • Experience working on Agile programs and methodology
    • Familiarity with Model Based System Engineering
    • Experience with the Atlassian tool suite (Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket)
    • Experience with Ground Segment
    • Experience leading a team of software engineers in software engineering deliverables and processes
    • Proactive, highly motivated, and adaptable, with excellent organizational skills including the ability to juggle multiple tasks, changing needs, and competing priorities. Individual must be able to complete a wide variety of tasks with minimal supervision
    • Excellent leadership and interpersonal communications skills, with the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management
    • TS/SCI and willingness to sit for polygraph
    • Able to work in a dynamic, in office environment

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with design and development of national security space or commercial space, interfaces, and ground systems architecture and/or integration of multiple IPTs is strongly preferred.
    • Experience working in a defense customer and aerospace industry firm.
    • Configuration management and document management
    • Experience with Northrop Grumman processes and procedures.
    • Ability to identify process bottlenecks and implement Process improvement with multiple stakeholder

    Salary Range: $150,000 - $247,600

    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 http://https://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

    Why you should apply for a job to Northrop Grumman:

  • 93% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Back-up Care Advantage offers employees a safety net for those days when regular care arrangements fall through.
  • Sitter City offers access to babysitters, dog walkers & caregivers who can assist with special needs, companion care, housekeeping & more.
  • We’ve partnered with College Coach, an organization that can assist employees and their families through important educational challenges.