San Diego, California

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 Principal Embedded & Real Time Software Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Software organization. This role is located in San Diego, CA.

In this role you will design, develop, integrate and test software for our end-user customers and businesses. Specifically, you will be responsible for the design, architecture, development, and administration of embedded and real time systems. You will work with multi-disciplinary teams, such as with Systems Engineering, Cloud & Application, Test Automation, DevSecOps and Systems Test, in an Agile software development environment. You will analyze system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls.

Essential Functions:
• Work in a fast-paced environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative team settings across all levels
• Participate in the full software development life cycle including requirements, design, implementation, qualification, and delivery of software products to our customers
• Operate in an embedded technology development environment working with real time operating systems for use in flight and mission critical systems
• Work in Agile Scrum teams to develop software products for multiple software baselines

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with 5 years of related engineering experience; OR a Master's degree in STEM with 3 years of related engineering experience, or a PhD in STEM with no experience
• Experience with the full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
• Experience with at least two of the following programming or scripting languages: C, C++, and Python
• Experience with developing software used for one of the following real-time applications: flight critical software, Safety critical software, medical software, or mission critical software
• Experience with two of the following tools: Jira, Crucible, Bitbucket, Subversion, Bamboo, Jenkins, Sonarqube, Fortify, or Coverity
• Experience with one of the following real time operating systems: Wind River VxWorks, Green Hills Integrity, or Realtime Linux
• Experience with Agile software development, embedded system programming, software integration and testing
• Familiarity with at least two of the data interfaces: 1553, 1394, 429, Serial, CAN, Discrete & Analog I/O, Ethernet/IP, or Fibre Channel
• Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management
• Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:
• Basic understanding of PowerPC or ARM assembly
• Able to read assembly and use CPU documentation to understand behaviors
• Can identify moderate execution defects by only reading code
• Understanding of how their CSC will fit into a larger software system / architecture
• Able to document, capture, and present software architectural components in modeling or diagramming tool
• Familiarity with OS partitions and isolation architectures
• High level understanding of architectural requirements for airworthiness certifications
• Strong understanding of layered software architectures (e.g. Application, System, Device)
• Strong understanding of the following concepts:
  • Software hardware interfaces and where they exist in the architecture
  • Event driven (Interrupts), polling and synchronous software architectures
• Ability to collaborate with systems engineers, hardware designers and integration/test engineers to develop and maintain complex software systems
• Experience with leading a small size (1-5) technical team with technical decision making
• Active Secret DoD Clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance

Salary Range: $101,400 USD - $152,200 USD

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.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

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.

San Diego, California

 

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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