Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Sr. Software Engineer

Dulles, VA
Engineering and Sciences


Job Description

Job ID: SJS20181902-43963

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.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Job Summary

Based on specific objectives, contribute to the development, creation, and modification of spacecraft ground software applications. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. Provides technical leadership to junior members of a development/test team.  Specific applications include tools for Spacecraft Command and Control, Telemetry Playback and Analysis, and Mission Database Development.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Work with internal customers from Systems Engineering, Flight Software Engineering, Integration & Test, Harness Engineering and Mission Operations in defining tool requirements, coordinating change requests, and in testing and approving software releases
  2. Perform software activities including design, development, integration, testing, documentation, troubleshooting, change control, release deployment and ongoing customer support
  3. Develop software applications using C/C++, Python, SQL, Java, HTML/CSS/JavaScript and XML, in Linux and Windows development environments

Education and Experience

Requires BS in Computer Science/Engineering or related & 4 years, or MS & 2 years.

Requires experience/skills in: C/C++, Python, SQL, Java, XML, HTML/CSS/JavaScript/Web Development, Linux and Windows Development

Prefer experience with Spacecraft Command & Control Tools, Including Telemetry Playback and Analysis, and/or Mission Database Development

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.


Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 3-5 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Space