Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Software Engineer

Dulles, VA
Engineering and Sciences Information Technology

Job Description

Job ID: SJS20181808-47109


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

Join a growing software development team in designing, developing and deploying spacecraft ground systems software applications.  This position is on the Visualization/UI team.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Develop software applications using C++, Qt, PySide2, OpenSceneGraph, OpenGL in Windows and Linux development environments
  2. Perform software activities including design, development, integration, test, documentation, troubleshooting, change control, release deployment and ongoing customer support
  3. Work with Software Team Leads and internal customers from Systems Engineering, Flight Software Engineering, Mission Planning and Mission Operations in defining tool requirements, coordinating change requests, and testing software releases

Education and Experience

BS in Computer Science/Engineering and 2 or more years of related experience

Preferred Skills

Demonstrated skills in several of the following: Object Oriented Design/Development, C++/C programming, Python, Graphics and or UI Development (, Qt/PySide, OpenGL/OpenSceneGraph), SQL programming, software application development on Linux and Windows platforms. Experience in Satellite Command and Control, or Mission Planning software, or message brokers such as AMQP is a plus.

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

Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 1-3 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Information Technology, Engineering
Group: Space