DoD Skillbridge Software Engineer/DoD Skillbridge Principal Software Engineer Rolling Meadows ILRolling Meadows, IL

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.

NG- Military Internship Program Description:

As one of the largest global security companies in the world, Northrop Grumman is proud to help our nation's military personnel make the transition to civilian careers. Approximately 1/4th of Northrop Grumman's 90,000 employees self-identify as veterans, and more than 1,600 are reservists.

The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program (NG-MIP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.29 .The NG-MIP program is an opportunity for transitioning service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through an individual internship during their last 6 months of service, for up to 180 days. The Northrop Grumman Military internship Program is open to all ranks and experience levels. SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as active-duty service members .

Responsibilities for this internship position are:

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has developed the Northrop Grumman - Military Internship Program (DoD SkillBridge) utilizing the DoDI guidance for SkillBridge. During this program the service member will be on-site at his or her host company performing an individual internship in an entry to mid-level career type role. The service member will be on the job training supporting a work schedule equivalent to 40hrs per week. Outlined below are the Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the program.

Goals - Provide transitioning service members fellowship-style job skills training during the last portion(s) of their military commitment. This program is specifically designed to offer internships that result in the potential to transition to a full-time opportunity as the conclusion of the training. Interns will serve as a pipeline for high-speed, motivated military candidates into NGC.

Objectives - Service Members who complete the Intern program will be highly-trained, capable, future employees that align to the specific needs of the organization and are prepared to meet the NG mission "Defining Possible" on Day 1. This program provides a comprehensive internship experience including professional development, networking with leadership, and training specifically focused on NG leadership principles, company history, customer/stakeholder engagement, product and service overview, and core job responsibilities.

Outcome - Offer transitioning service member a rewarding opportunity to join the Northrop Grumman team.

DoD SkillBridge Eligibility:

  • Has served at least 180 days on active duty

  • Is within 12 months of separation or retirement

  • Will receive an honorable discharge

  • Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS

  • Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months

  • Received Unit Commander ( first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) written authorization and approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge Program prior to start of internship.

Job Description:

We are looking for you to join our team as a DoD Skillbridge Software Engineer/DoD Skillbridge Principal Software engineer based out of Rolling Meadows, IL.

As a Software Engineer/Principal Software Engineer at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter. Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation. The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment and shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning and a culture of automation.

Northrop Grumman is looking to add to our talented team of Embedded Software Engineers. Our engineers are self-starters who are part of a team of software professionals developing world-class software to meet our customer's high expectations.

The Embedded Software Engineer/Principal Embedded Software Engineer designs, develops, operates and maintains software and firmware components and computing systems software to be applied to and integrated with engineering, scientific and manufacturing requirements. Applies the appropriate standards, processes, procedures and tools throughout the system development life cycle to support the generation of engineering applications and products such as laboratory electronic warfare (EW) and Range training and simulation systems. Interfaces with customers, suppliers, application users and other technical and support personnel. The ideal individual will have experience including the full software development life-cycle, which includes: requirements, design, coding, testing, and integration.

Position can be filled at the Software or Principal Software Level:

Basic Qualifications for Software Engineer :

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM field with 2+ years of experience or a MS degree in a STEM field or in lieu of degree an additional 4+ years of experience is required.

  • Experience in embedded software programming on CPUs, microcontrollers, DSPs or ARM cores embedded in FPGAs/SoCs

  • Experience with large project configuration management in Git or ClearCase.

  • Knowledge in operating system concepts for embedded systems (Linux or VxWorks)

  • Ability to test, debug and integrate on embedded systems

  • Knowledge in using requirement management, configuration management and change management tools.

  • US Citizen and must have Secret Clearance prior to start.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Software Engineer:

  • Bachelor's Degree and minimum of 5 years of relevant professional work experience OR Master's degree and minimum 3 year of relevant professional work experience or in lieu of a degree, an additional 4+ years of experience is required.

  • Experience in embedded software programming on CPUs, microcontrollers, DSPs or ARM cores embedded in FPGAs/SoCs

  • Experience with large project configuration management in Git or ClearCase.

  • Knowledge in operating system concepts for embedded systems (Linux or VxWorks)

  • Ability to test, debug and integrate on embedded systems

  • Knowledge in using requirement management, configuration management and change management tools.

  • US Citizen and must have Secret Clearance prior to start.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of high-speed digital signal processing design

  • Experience with scripting languages such as: Python, Linux shell scripting.

  • Experience on complex systems of systems utilizing parallel processing, distributed processing, multi-core, secure processing.

  • Experience in using MATLAB and Simulink

  • Experience with tools such as: communication bus analyzers

  • Experience using Model Based Engineering, UML (Unified Modeling Language), OOAD (Object-orientated Analysis and Design) and OOP (Object Orientated Programming)

  • Experience with interfaces such as: MIL-STD-1553, Ethernet, Serial and/or

PCI-E.

  • Experience with Agile and/or Rapid prototyping software methodologies

  • Experience in embedded software programming on microcontrollers, DSPs (Digital Signal Processing) or ARM (Advanced RISC Machines) cores embedded in FPGAs (Field-Programmable Gate Arrays) /SoCs (System on a Chip)

  • Understanding of digital signal processing design

  • Differentiating characteristics include demonstrated leadership and teamwork capability, interpersonal communication skills and activities (professional/community/extracurricular) and an enthusiastic self-starter

Salary Range: $83,300 - $124,900

Salary Range 2: $102,400 - $153,600

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 most positions.