Staff Cyber Software EngineerColorado Springs, CO

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 on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is seeking a Staff Cyber Software Engineer to j oin our team of qualified, diverse individuals at our Colorado Springs, Colorado location.

The NGMS team develops new capacities for our military, intelligence, and other government customers. We solve complex problems developing cyber hardware and software solutions. We offer flexible work arrangements, personal growth through learning opportunities, and competitive 401k matching. See for yourself! See why we receive comments on our YouTube Videos like "This company is insanely advanced" and "Wow. This is mind blowing." See some of our recent Awards and Recognition and read about some of the reasons to live in Colorado Springs .

This technical subject area includes:

• Programming in Kernel Mode (Windows, Linux) using (C/C++, Assembly)

• Conduct Reverse Engineering and Vulnerability Analysis (x86, x64, MIPS, PPC, or ARM)

• 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 14 years of relevant work experience OR M.S. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field and 12 years of relevant work experience OR Ph.D and 9 years of relevant work experience. NOTE: 4 years of relevant work experience can be substituted for the degree.

  • US Citizen with ability to obtain Secret clearance before start. Ability to obtain Top Secret .

  • Demonstrated software programming experience in C .

  • Demonstrated experience with Assembly Languages (x86, x64, MIPS, PPC, or ARM ).

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret security clearance .

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

  • Experience developing software for multiple operating system environments .

  • 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 git and automated build system workflows (Jenkins, Go, etc.)

This position offers the option of a 9/80 or 4/10 work schedule. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off. The 4/10 schedule allows employees to work four ten-hour days Monday through Thursday and take off every Friday.


Salary Range: $161,000 - $241,600

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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.