Principal Engineer Embedded SoftwareBaltimore, MD

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.

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on groundbreaking 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, but they are also making history.

As an Embedded Software Engineer at Northrop Grumman, you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Using Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps, and Agile practices, we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter. Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation.

We are looking for you to join our team as an Embedded Software Engineer/Principal Embedded Software Engineer based out of Baltimore, MD or Charlottesville, VA.

Working within the Combat Sensors Software and Digital Technologies Organization, you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of a team building Radar systems in support of Northrop Grumman systems. You will design, develop, integrate, and maintain software components that are integrated with hardware to meet system requirements. You will apply the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle to lead the generation of engineering applications and products. In your role, you will have the opportunity to interface with customers, suppliers, application users and other technical and support personnel. The ideal candidate will have experience using model-based engineering and agile practices that support the full software development life. They will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment and shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Work with a team to develop Radars Systems and Sensors for multiple platforms.

  • Design, build and test real time radar data and signal processing, aerial target detection and tracking, and other modes.

  • Identify risks, suggest mitigations, track defects, develop resolutions, and report status.

  • Develop and execute unit tests and build verification test plans, and track and report test status.

  • Conduct reviews of software related products, software designs, and additional technical documents.

  • Actively participate in an Integrated Product Team (IPT), support design reviews and technical peer reviews to ensure system/software requirements are being met from an end-to-end system point of view.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Embedded Software Engineer:

  • 5 years of relevant professional experience with a bachelor's degree in computer science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline; 3 years with Masters; 0 years with a PhD.

  • Experience working in C/C++.

  • Experience in working with real time embedded software.

  • Experience with full software lifecycle: specification, design, implementation, integration, debug and maintenance required.

  • Active DoD Security Clearance at the Secret Level (or above) is required to start.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in real-time embedded software development.

  • Knowledge of Radar technologies.

  • Experience in algorithmic application development and optimization.

  • Experience with VxWorks and/or Linux Operating Systems.

  • Experience with Visual Studio or VS Code.

  • Experience with MATLAB.

  • Experience in Open Architecture Solutions.

  • Experience with the Atlassian tool set, Kubernetes, Model Based Engineering, and DevSecOps best practices.

This position is contingent upon receiving Secret Clearance and SAP (special access program) prior to starting.

Salary Range: $102,400 - $153,600

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.