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Principal / Sr. Principal Software Engineering Technical Lead

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Azusa
Posted on: August 4, 2022

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. 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 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, 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 Sector, Payload & Ground Systems, Strategic Force Programs has an exciting career opportunity for a Principal (Level 3) or Sr. Principal (Level4) Software Engineering Technical Lead to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Azusa, CA. This position will report on-site daily, but we can accommodate teleworking dependent upon business/program need. Position Overview: The responsibilities include leading the development and maintenance of the Flight Software within the Payload for Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) systems. You will be responsible for leading the design and implementation software that best meets challenging customer needs for new and existing features of the OPIR system, collaborating with team members, and working in cross-functional teams. Essential Functions:

  • As a technical lead, you will ensure developed products are scalable, maintainable, and meet end-user needs.
  • Assign work, lead effort, and provide team's status to the program.
  • Thrive working in a highly technical systems environment with subject matter experts and collaborative team setting. Communicate effectively with customer representatives. Basic Qualifications (Principal):
    • 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 field & 3 years of related experience
    • Experience leading software development in object-oriented programming languages such as C++
    • Experience leading software development in Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) for embedded applications
    • Experience with reading and interpreting software requirement specifications to lead software development that meets requirements
    • Experience with Unified Modeling Language (UML) to lead the generation of use cases, sequence diagrams, class diagrams and documentation.
    • Experience leading a team of three or more software engineers
    • U.S. Citizen with the ability to acquire and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance. Basic Qualifications (Sr. Principal):
      • 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 and 7+ years of related experience.
      • Experience leading software development in object-oriented programming languages such as C++
      • Experience leading software development in Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) for embedded applications
      • Experience with reading and interpreting software requirement specifications to lead software development that meets requirements
      • Experience with Unified Modeling Language (UML) to lead the generation of use cases, sequence diagrams, class diagrams and documentation.
      • Experience leading a team of five or more software engineers
      • U.S. Citizen with the ability to acquire and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance Preferred Qualifications:
        • Master's Degree in a STEM discipline preferred from an accredited university and 5+ years of related experience.
        • Experience leading software development in scripting languages such as Python or Ruby
        • Experience with VxWorks or Linux operating systems .
        • Experience with protocols such as 1553 and Spacewire.
        • Experience with leading software development that interfaces to FPGAs
        • Experience reading and interpreting interface documentation such as ICDs, i.e., Spacecraft-to-Payload, Ground-to-Space.
        • Experience with unit testing tools such as googletest
        • Experience with Docker Containers
        • Experience running and reviewing static code analysis tool results
        • Experience leading the design of software using tools such as Cameo or Rhapsody
        • Familiarity with Agile software development practices.
        • Strong interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with technical teams and government customer personnel.
        • Familiarity with version control software and Atlassian tools, i.e., Git, Bitbucket, Jira and Confluence.
        • Experience leading the analysis of complex problems and providing solutions.
        • Ability to prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish project goals.
        • Active DoD Secret Clearance with ability to acquire Top Secret Salary Range: $101,400 USD - $152,200 USD Salary Range 2: $125,800 USD - $188,600 USD 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .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://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Azusa , Principal / Sr. Principal Software Engineering Technical Lead, IT / Software / Systems , Azusa, California

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