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Northrop Grumman Sr. Principal Engineer Software in Redondo Beach, California

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for the Senior Principal Engineer Software to join our DARPA GAPS team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.

Duties Include:

  • The candidate will work with the DARPA GAPS team which is seeking a talented, self-motivated software engineer to join an exciting, complex, mission-focused hardware/software development project working with a team of qualified, diverse individuals based in Redondo Beach. The selected candidate will support an ongoing contract activity in data security device development, integration and evaluation.

  • Candidate will be engaged in the software integration, test, verification and evaluation of such devices and will include multiple levels of the OSI model. Security devices will include a software IDE and toolchain, including language and compiler extensions, which must be evaluated. In addition the candidate will be involved in developing system and software modeling using MBSE toolchains to characterize and represent behavior and functionality of various system components.

  • Tasks include writing software to integrate software and hardware components and support demonstrations.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 9 years of related experience, OR Master's Degree in STEM with 7 years of related experience, OR a PhD in STEM and 4 years of related experience

  • Candidate must have, and be able to maintain, at least ONE of the following active U.S. Government security clearances:

  • Department of Defense Secret level with a background investigation date within 10 years

  • OR Department of Energy L clearance with a background investigation date within 10 years

  • Experience with UML/SySML Modeling tools like Rhapsody, Cameo, RSA, or Enterprise Architect

  • Experience with Software architecture design and implementation using different approaches (Client/Server, ESB/Mule/ActiveMQ/ZeroMQ, synchronous and asynchronous applications, distributed and centralized etc.)

  • Experience with Agile development and continuous built/test cycle

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prefer candidate to have and be able to maintain, at least ONE of the following active U.S. Government security clearances:

  • Department of Defense Top Secret level with a background investigation date within 6 years OR Department of Energy Q clearance with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years

  • Conversant with advanced concepts in:

  • Strong Data Typing

  • Memory Management

  • Asynchronous and Concurrent operations

  • UML/Object orientation

  • Frames/Templates

  • UI / Presentation Layer

  • Interrupts and Polling

  • Networking and Device Drivers

  • IDE, CLI, RTOS, Cross-compilers

  • Ability to perform software analysis such as:

  • Lexical Analysis

  • Complexity Analysis

  • Performance Analysis and Benchmarking

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