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Northrop Grumman Principal Embedded Software Engineer in McClellan, California

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

The Engineering & Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Principal Embedded Software Engineer based out of McClellan, CA (Sacramento area).

What You'll get to Do:

  • Design, develop, document, test and debug systems software that enables the unique and innovative hardware systems

  • Apply appropriate corporate and industry standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the development life cycle, following Agile and DevOps methodologies.

  • Diagnose problems encountered during application integration with your products and those developed by others, and address fixes/enhancements according to prescribed program processes.

  • Design and develop complex software using a variety of programming and scripting languages, on diverse platforms including UNIX, Linux and Windows based operating systems, utilizing modern configuration management tools and related software development tools.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with 5 years of relevant work experience, or Master of Science STEM degree with 3 years relevant work experience.

  • Experience developing embedded systems running Linux or other real time kernels.

  • Solid experience with C, C++ and Python.

  • US citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain TS/SCI (access) security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Currently hold an active Top Secret Clearance, SCI a plus.

  • Experience developing signal processing systems and mathematical transforms such as FFT as applied to radio signal decoding and demodulation.

  • Experience with Xilinx silicon-on-chip tools and development.

  • Strong experience with systematic testing methods.

  • Solid understanding of all phases of software development, and practical experience in an Agile / DevOps environment.

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

Health Plan

Savings Plan

Paid Time Off

Education Assistance

Training and Development

Flexible Work Arrangements

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.

Our Values . The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility . At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

Job Category : Engineering