Staff Software Engineer - Embedded / VxWorks (Secret Clearance) Manhattan Beach, CA

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

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 and commercial 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 multiple domains and systems such as aerospace programs, embedded systems, test set/special test equipment, or ground system applications. 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.

Networking Information:

We are holding an in-person "Informational Session" onsite for the ESS Program for all levels. You will hear details and engage with program leaders with the opportunity to ask questions after the presentation. Additionally, we are offering an opportunity for potential candidates to interact with current team members which provides greater insight to the work environment and team culture. Some of our team and program members will be present to respond to questions which makes it an interactive experience.

Program Information: Award for Evolved Strategic SATCOM Program

Important Dates: (If selected, you will be invited to the in-person events)

Thursday, February 2nd at 5:30 - 8:30 pm at Shade Hotel (Redondo Beach location)

Wednesday, February 8th at 4:00 - 5:00 pm at Northrop Grumman (option 1)

Wednesday, February 22nd at 4:00 - 5:00 pm at Northrop Grumman (option 2)

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related technical degree

  • Minimum of 14 years software development experience or 12 years with a Master's Degree or 9 years with PhD

  • Proficient in C/C++ language in a VxWorks environment (6.9 or 7.0)

  • Experience developing embedded software

  • Experience designing, developing, integrating, verifying, and qualifying real-time embedded software including experience with software and systems engineering

  • Experience and demonstrated ability to lead and manage a technical team

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • SpaceWire bus implementations and structured protocols

  • Agile process knowledge

  • Experience with Command and Telemetry

  • Atlassian Suite (Jira, BitBucket, etc) knowledge

  • Experience with SIMICS

Salary Range: $161,000 - $241,400

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 .

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.

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