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Northrop Grumman Sr Principal Software Engineer - Test Systems (Secret Clearance) in Manhattan Beach, California

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman is a pioneering company. We design, develop, build and support some of the world's most advanced products, from cutting-edge aircraft and next-generation spacecraft to unrivaled cyber security systems and all-seeing radars.

Whether it's making a 200 ton airplane invisible, predicting cyber-attacks before they happen or solving the mysteries of the universe, wherever the boundaries of possible are being pushed, Northrop Grumman is there.

For 60 years, Northrop Grumman has anticipated the future of military space. From the launch pad to orbit, we deliver everything from missile systems to spacecraft to launch and command and control systems. We are dedicated to providing strategic defense, secure and reliable communications, robust missile warning and advanced space situational awareness to support our customers.

Northrop Grumman Strategic Space Systems is looking for you to join our team as a Sr. Principal Software Engineer with the Software Engineering organization based out of Manhattan Beach, CA.

The Software Engineer will develop and maintain software to automate testing of RF, Power, Digital, or Mixed Signal devices that range from chips to subsystems. Candidate will develop and maintain tools for data trending and post processing. Candidate must understand the domain of the devices under test, including the test methodologies and the respective instrumentation. Candidate will provide innovative solutions that decrease test time, decrease data review time, or improve quality of data and provide timely support on the factory floor to ensure minimal delays in test.

Designs, develops, documents, tests and debugs applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions. Conducts multidisciplinary research and collaborates with equipment designers and/or hardware engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of electronic data processing systems for product software. Determines overall system and user needs; analyzes system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls; prepares operating instructions; designs and develops compilers and assemblers, utility programs, and operating systems. Ensures software standards are met.

Candidates should have academic and work experience in software engineering and development across the full life cycle for automated test sets/test systems on aerospace programs. Candidate should have experience working in a process oriented environment utilizing waterfall, spiral, or agile processes.

Candidates should also have strong verbal and written communication skills, strong team building skills, and be comfortable working on large teams with talented engineering from other engineering disciplines. Candidate will also provide technical leadership for more junior team members.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline and 9+ years software development experience, or Master's Degree in a STEM discipline and 7+ years of software development experience, or PhD Degree in a STEM discipline and 4+ years of software development experience

  • Experience leading software developer automated test sets/test systems

  • Experience with Object-Oriented software design and C, C++, C#, or LabVIEW

  • Experience with lab instruments such as noise and signal generators; logic, spectrum, and network analyzers; and power sources and switches

  • Experience with hardware validation and verification in the RF, digital or mixed signal devices

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited university

  • Expert level skills in multiple programming languages including C,C++ Significant experience across the full life cycle including software systems architecture development, requirements definition and analysis, OO development, code and unit test, system integration and test

  • Technical leadership experience in automated test software development for satellite/ground systems

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.

Job Category : Engineering