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Northrop Grumman Embedded Software Engineer / Principal Embedded Software Engineer in Woodland Hills, California

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security. Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization 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!

We are looking for you to join our team as an Embedded Software Engineer based out of Woodland Hills, CA. As an Embedded 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 & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.

What You'll get to Do:

  • Design and build embedded or hardware prototypes to demonstrate new concepts for protecting spacecraft from advanced cyber attacks.

  • Leverage expertise of embedded architecture and design to perform vulnerability assessments and recommend best practices for government programs of record.

  • Implement or integrate existing hardened cyber security modules on satellite platforms.

  • Research and develop novel software or hardware exploitations which may affect space systems.

  • Proactively interact with customers by presenting project status, technical findings and technical demonstrations.

  • Keep informed of the latest exploits and offensive measures through research and cyber certification

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below





This requisition may be filled at either the Base Level or a Principal Level.

Basic Qualifications of an Embedded Software Engineer:

  • 2 years of Engineering experience with a Bachelors of Science in a STEM discipline; 0 years of Engineering experience with Masters

  • Ability to obtain/maintain a DoD Secret Clearance

  • Software development experience with Embedded Systems, Linux and Windows OS

  • Excellent working knowledge in C++ Experience in embedded software programming

  • Experience with complex systems-level debugging

Basic Qualifications of a Principal Embedded Software Engineer:

  • 5 years of Engineering experience with a Bachelors of Science in a STEM discipline; 3 years of Engineering experience with Masters, 0 years with a PhD

  • Ability to obtain/maintain a DoD Secret Clearance

  • Software development experience with Embedded Systems, Linux and Windows OS

  • Excellent working knowledge in C++ Experience in embedded software programming

  • Experience with complex systems-level debugging

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong working knowledge of user and kernel mode driver architectures

  • Experience in shared source development and control

  • Source control systems usage (Git)

  • Experience conducting penetration test (e.g. reverse engineering, fuzz testing, side channel attacks, and permission escalation) or defensive operations (e.g. attack modeling, intrusion detection, and secure code review).

  • Experience in cryptographic systems design (i.e., encryption, authentication, key management) or cryptographic algorithm development.

  • Familiar with bash, shell, PowerShell, and basic scripting on Linux and Windows platforms.

  • Familiar with trusted platform design and configuration (e.g. Arm TrustZone, SELinux, Intel SGX, OP-TEE, Secure Boot, Trusted Platform Module, BIOS/UEFI, etc.)

  • Experience with Linux kernel and driver development; particularly customizations that enhance security for the system.

  • Experience using and selecting software assurance tools & countermeasures (i.e. State-of-the-Art Resources)

  • Working knowledge with satellite systems.

  • Experience with RTOS based multi-threaded application and bare metal embedded firmware design and development.

  • Software Development and/or Software Engineering background with an Agile/DevSecOps mindset and experience with Scripting languages (e.g., Python, Ruby, JavaScript) and Test Driven Development (TDD)

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

Health Plan

Savings Plan

Paid Time Off

Additional benefits

Education Assistance

Training and Development

9/80 Schedule at Many Sites

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 90,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 27 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.

Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

Job Category : Engineering