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Northrop Grumman Principal Software Embedded Engineer in Plymouth, Minnesota

Discover careers that change the world and further advancements in defense, technology, and engineering today at Northrop Grumman. Use your experience to grow your career and support our global customers with the technology, systems, and solutions they need to enable their missions on the front lines and secure our world every day. With Northrop Grumman, you'll discover a culture built on diversity, respect, and above all teamwork. Together with our group of experts across the technical spectrum, you'll discover opportunities to make a difference in our world and start solving some of the world's most critical problems in the most innovative way

Northrop Grumman in Plymouth, MN is seeking a Principal Software Embedded Engineer .

Position Overview:

The development of innovative and intelligent armament systems, designed to protect and enable our armed forces, is accelerating. This has increased the need for engineers who have a passion for technology development, paired with demonstrated expertise in process excellence . These engineers will drive to continually outperform the competition and exceed customer expectations while acting with integrity, loyalty, and respect .

The Software Engineer is an integral part of each product development team. Involvement begins at system requirement definition and continues through system verification and test.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Produce software specifications defining the capabilities and interfaces of each software item within a system

  • Develop real time embedded C/C++ code for Microchip, Atmel, or TI microprocessor/DSP

  • Generate and unit test code using IAR Integrated Development Environment, Code Composer or equivalent on a custom breadboard in a lab setting. Integrate multiple software items into a reliable working system.

  • Present software requirements, design and at customer program technical reviews

  • Create PC support applications / tools using Visual Studio, MATLAB, LabVIEW, python, etc.

  • Generate clear and professional plan, specification, design, test and release documentation per DoD standards

  • Perform various types of analysis such as data analysis and throughput analysis.

  • Provide cost estimates, proposal write-up and/or technical approaches for future software activities

  • Potentially manage the budget and schedule for a program's software effort and present status / technical design at management / customer reviews

  • Follow CMMI compliant software processes.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with BS degree or 3 years with an MS degree

  • Experience specifying and maintaining clear, thorough product requirements using a requirement management tool such as DOORS or TcSE.

  • Experience working with embedded real time software systems in close coordination with Electrical Engineering.

  • Comfortable in a lab environment working with tools such as function generators and oscilloscopes

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to work independently and organize/prioritize job assignments and tasks

  • Effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, as well as the ability to present data and information to large audiences

  • Proficient use of personal computers using the Microsoft Office suite of products

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, rapidly changing, short turn-around environment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen and qualify for a U.S. Government security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 8-12 years of experience with BS, or 5-10 years of experience with MS, however, applicants with more or less experience are encouraged to apply. The job level is somewhat adaptable.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience developing C/C++ embedded software

  • Familiarity with AS9100 and CMMI Level 3 standard practices and lifecycle processes and / or DoD standards

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Job Category : Engineering