Engineer/Principal Software Engineer (Level 2/3) – VMT_VR Development

at Northrop Grumman
Published December 3, 2023
Location Melbourne, FL
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  

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.
Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Software/ Principal Software Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, FL.

The VR Software Engineer will join the Immersive Technology Development Team that designs , develops, documents, tests, and debugs our training content containing logical and mathematical solutions for military 3D game-based training. Our VR Software Engineer determines computer user needs; analyzes system capabilities, output requirements, input data acquisition, and programming techniques. The ideal candidate must be highly familiar with the Unity game engine and the coding structures used including design patterns (like singletons, observers, and state machines), sequencing patterns, decoupling and optimizations in C#. This role will also be responsible for the hiring and training of additional future roles.

Responsibilities:

Work collaboratively with the existing team to lead the code-based design architecture on things like UIs, extending the OpenXR code package, and support the creation of new pipelines as technology and customer requirements change.

Provide mentorship and guidance to other team members as appropriate.

Develop C# code, test code, fix bugs, profile and optimize code to meet deliverable requirements.

Develop custom editor tools to increase team efficiency and create related training/user guides in Markdown when needed.

Follow best practices, development processes, and coding standards while also raising awareness and standards of the existing team.

Create automated toolsets (Jenkins/ other) for testing code.

A self-starter who takes ownership of their work and can prioritize tasks for the team best efficiency.

This position may be filled at a Level 2 or a Level 3 based on the qualifications outlined below.

Basic Qualifications

Software Engineer:

  • Bachelor's of Science in Degree in a STEM discipline field (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) 2 years' experience in Aerospace, Aviation, Systems Engineering, and Manufacturing or Production; OR Master's Degree with 0 years' experience
  • Experience with projects.
  • US Citizenship required.
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret clearance and Special Program Access
  • Experience with Immersive Technologies (VR, AR, other).

Basic Qualifications

Principal Software Engineer:

  • Bachelor's of Science in Degree in a STEM discipline field (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) 5 years' experience in Aerospace, Aviation, Systems Engineering, and Manufacturing or Production; OR Master's Degree with 3 years' experience; OR 0 years of experience with PHD.
  • Experience with projects.
  • US Citizenship required.
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret clearance and Special Program Access
  • Experience with Immersive Technologies (VR, AR, or similar).
  • Experience in Leadership role.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with the Software Development Life Cycle using the Agile processes with Atlassian products and version control (Jira, Bitbucket).
  • Experience with extending existing code, multi-player, complex decision-trees/ state machines, and developing editor tools.
  • Relevant Unity Certifications (Unity Certified Professional Programmer or Certified Expert Programmer).
  • Experienced in Leadership role leader who supports individual growth and a mentor to less experienced team members.
  • Experienced in developing code in a military or defense environment.
  • Experience with 3D simulations / physics engines.
  • Experience with portfolio of past projects or example projects.
  • Experience with backend code for store fronts similar to the Unity Asset Store.
  • Strong interviewing and listening skills.
  • Strong usability and testing skills.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance.

What We Offer:
At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation -- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, phenomenal learning opportunities, and exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a great 401K matching program, and 14 Employee Resource Groups inclusive of all employees!

Salary Range: $73,400 - $110,000

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.
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.