Principal Engineer Software - Embedded and Real TimeMelbourne, FL

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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal Embedded & Real Time Software Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Software organization. This role is located in Melbourne, Florida.

In this role you will design, develop, integrate and test software for our end-user customers and businesses. Specifically, you will be responsible for the design, architecture, development, and administration of embedded and real time systems. You will work with multi-disciplinary teams, such as with Systems Engineering, Cloud & Application, Test Automation, DevSecOps and Systems Test, in an Agile software development environment. You will analyze system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls.

Essential Functions:

• Work in a fast-paced environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative team settings across all levels

• Participate in the full software development life cycle including requirements, design, implementation, qualification, and delivery of software products to our customers

• Operate in an embedded technology development environment working with real time operating systems for use in flight and mission critical systems

• Work in Agile Scrum teams to develop software products for multiple software baselines

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with 5 years of related engineering experience; OR a Master's degree in STEM with 3 years of experience

  • Active DoD Secret level clearance OR Top Secret (in-scope), with the ability to obtain (and maintain) special program access (PAR).

  • Ability to implement software in one or more programming languages: C, C++, C#, Java, and Python.

  • Familiar with General Operating Systems Concepts used in Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS) for Embedded Systems.

  • Ability to integrate and debug software on target hardware including using IDEs such as VxWorks Workbench, Eclipse, Visual Studio, or GDB.

  • Familiar with at least one or more Software Version Management, Change Control, Change Management, and CI/CD tools.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience Architecting, Designing, and Implementing Object Oriented Software in C++ for safety critical Embedded Systems AND/OR Application Systems tracing to user/system requirements.

  • Experience with layered Event Driven (interrupt based), polling, and synchronous software architectures.

  • Experience with White Box Unit Testing for safety critical real time Embedded Systems, and Application Systems.

  • Experience with Software Requirement Specification Testing using automated scripting in Python or other scripting languages (MATLAB, JavaScript, Bash) to support White Box Unit / Black Box Hardware/Software Integration for test automation AND data collection.

  • Excellent written, communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employee peers to management.

Salary Range: $92,600 - $139,000

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.