Cincinnati, Ohio

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.

Join Northrop Grumman – Xetron, part of Mission Systems sector, focused on the development of new capabilities for our military and intelligence customers around the globe. Remember when you were eager about getting to work because of the excitement of the challenge, the importance of the solution, and the fun you had with your team? Xetron is that kind of place!

As a small Operating Unit of the larger Northrop Grumman Corporation located in Cincinnati Ohio, Xetron is a rare example of a company with a small business culture operating collaboratively with its larger business entity. This unique relationship offers employees the ability to literally know everyone at the site at a personal level while still working on technologies and products that are beyond state-of-the-art. You’ll get the opportunity to wrestle with the next big problems in an atmosphere of collaboration and cooperation, sharing your expertise with team members at all levels.

We are seeking a cleared or clearable Principal Cyber Software Engineer in a variety technical disciplines who are self-motivated and energetic with a background in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related technical discipline.

The successful candidates will participate in a broad range of technologies with exposure to a variety of technical disciplines (as described below) that provide critical solutions to U.S. government agencies and the Department of Defense. Many of the problem-sets our customer expect us to solve do not have known solutions, so ingenuity is essential. We are pushing the boundaries and defining what is possible in cyber space. Reverse Engineering and Communications

Essential Functions:

This position involves developing solutions to national security threats with products that may involve kernel development, reverse engineering or vulnerability research of network and communication systems. The position requires solid software development skills including a familiarity with scr ipting languages. Knowledge of computer networking, modern software development environments, embedded programming, and software configuration management tools is a plus.

This technical discipline includes:

Kernel Mode (Windows, Linux) programming (C/C++, Assembly)

Reverse Engineering (x86, x64, MIPS, PPC, or ARM)

Vulnerability Analysis • Communications Engineer:

Network Programming (C/C++)

Network protocols TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, SSL, etc.

Basic Qualifications:

B.S. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field and 6 years of relevant work experience OR M.S. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field and 4 years of relevant work experience OR PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field and 0 years of relevant experience. NOTE: 4 years of relevant work experience can be substituted for the degree

US Citizenship and ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance

Demonstrated software programming experience in C/C++

Experience with a debugging or system analysis tool (i.e. Wireshark, IDAPro, OllyDebug, WinDBG, JTAG debuggers)

Preferred Qualifications:

Active Top Secret security clearance

Advanced degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field

Experience in software development to include any of the following: kernel mode, embedded, command and control, web applications, network applications

Experience with SDLC ( software development life cycle)

Familiarity with Assembly Languages (x86, x64, MIPS, PPC, or ARM)

Experience developing software for multiple operating system environments

Experience with virtual machine technology

OS Internals experience

Development of lower level networking protocols such as TCP/IP and UDP

Understanding of return oriented programming (ROP) concepts and execution

Ability to develop and implement shell code

Ability to understand secure / insecure programming concepts (format string vulnerabilities, heap overflows, etc.)

Familiarity with common source control tools (git, Mercurial, etc.) and automated build system workflows (Jenkins, Go, etc.)

Experience with the Agile methodology

This position offers the option of a 9/80 work schedule. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Cincinnati, Ohio

Become part of a team at the forefront of technology and the frontline of defense when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. We currently have opportunities across the world for those ready to solve our toughest challenges on land, sea, air, space and cyberspace.

With Northrop Grumman, you’ll be joining a culture where your voice is heard and contributions are valued. Launch your career and join the over 17,000 veterans pushing past possible every day to create and deliver the most advanced systems that connect and protect our world.  Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will allow you to work together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines.

© 2020 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. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO.

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