Orbital ATK Principal Software Engineer in Dulles, Virginia

Principal Software Engineer

Locations:Dulles, VA

Categories: Engineering and Sciences


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Job ID:WSS20172609-41469

With projected annual revenues in of nearly $4.5 billion, approximately 12,000 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission — whether it’s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world’s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation’s largest manufacturer of ammunition.

Orbital ATK Space Systems Group designs, manufactures and operates small and medium-class spacecraft for communications, imaging, scientific, exploration and national security space applications. The Group is leading supplier of space components that power and enable satellites of all classes, provides technical engineering services to government agencies and laboratories, and is developing exciting new satellite servicing and advanced space flight technologies.

United in pride and shared goals, Orbital ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential.

If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.


Join a growing software development team in designing, implementing, testing and supporting a variety of software products. Perform tasks such as system definition, preliminary and detailed design, design implementation, and system integration and test. Participate in and/or lead software requirements reviews, design reviews, integration readiness reviews and customer acceptance reviews. Assist in proposal efforts and in briefing customers on product capabilities. Specific tasks for this position include new product development involving graphical spacecraft visualizers and initiatives to upgrade existing ground software mission operations tools.


Requires BS & 7 years Masters Degree & 5 years or PhD & 2 years or equivalent combination of education & experience

Demonstrated skills in many of the following:

•Object Oriented Design/Development (C++ and/or Java)

•Scripting languages such as Python

•Software development on Linux and Windows platforms

•SQL/Database development

•C programming

•Graphics Development (OpenGL, OpenSceneGraph)

•UI/UX Design (Qt, PySide)

•Web development


Orbital ATK is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products – and your ideas – into the future. When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you’ll be amazed at what you can do!

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D

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Job Type:Full Time

Desired Travel:less than 25%

Years of Experience:5-8 Years