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Northrop Grumman Principal Embedded Software Engineer in Rolling Meadows, Illinois

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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman Space Systems has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career with Northrop Grumman Space Systems today!

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems 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!

The Payload and Ground Systems Division seeks talented Embedded Software Engineers with experience in Real-time Operating Systems (RTOS) to join our growing team in Rolling Meadows, IL. As an Embedded Software Engineer, you will join our diverse team and be responsible for software research, architecture, design, implementation, and integration on our systems. You will be working on mission critical software to meet the needs of our customers. Your expertise in embedded mission critical software is desired for this position.

This position is located at our Rolling Meadows, IL location.

Active or Current Top Secret Security Clearance with SCI is required for this position.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or similar engineering discipline with a minimum 5 years (or MS and 2 + years, or PhD and 0 + years) of Software design experience

  • Experience with C/C++ or similar language using object oriented development

  • Experience with Software Development Lifecycle (Waterfall, Scrum, Kanban, etc)

  • Familiarity with Automated Testing and Continuous Integration Frameworks

  • Familiarity with Python

  • Familiarity with various version control systems (Github, Bitbucket, ClearCase) and Agile software planning tools (Rally, Jira, etc)

  • US Citizen and ability to obtain government security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Software Architecture skills (Design Patterns, Objected Oriented Design)

  • Real-time/multi-threaded embedded application Programming Experience

  • Software Defined Radio Architecture Experience

  • Strong Discrete Signal Processing Background

  • RTOS Experience (VxWorks, Linux)

  • Proven communication and team leadership skills

  • Active or Current Top Secret Security Clearance with SCI

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