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GBSD Embedded Software Engineer / Principal Software Engineer 6619 6631

Requisition ID: R10037045

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location Icon Location: Colorado Springs, CO, USA   |  Roy, UT, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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 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 today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking an Embedded Software Engineer. This position will be located in Colorado Springs, Colorado and will support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. This position may be filled at multiple levels depending on education and experience. 

What You’ll Get To Do: 

Northrop Grumman supports the Air Force’s sustainment, development, production and deployment of hardware and system modifications for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Ground and Airborne Launch Control Systems, Launch Facilities and associated infrastructure.

The Software Engineer is responsible for developing software for the Command & Launch (C&L) Software Team.  Using DevOps and Agile methodologies you will be constantly optimizing systems and services for security, automation, and performance/availability, while ensuring solutions developed adhere and align to the baseline systems designs, configuration management, and architecture standards. You will work closely in a DevOps environment with the program personnel to ensure smooth execution of continuous integration and test.

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.   This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

Job Qualifications: 

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Level 2: 2 Years of experience with Bachelors ; 0 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD or 4 additional years in lieu of a degree
  • Level 3: 5 Years of experience with Bachelors ; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD or 4 additional years in lieu of a degree
  • Active DoD Secret clearance with a reinvestigation date occurring in the last 5 years and ability to obtain Special Access Program.

  • US Citizenship and ability to obtain Special Program Access (SAP)
  • Direct experience implementing embedded software in real-time systems
  • Experience with low level Operating System drivers, boot-up, and hardware integration

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Candidates will work on software systems primarily in C/C++ development, with a focus toward embedded design
  • Atlassian tools (Jira, Confluence, etc) for Agile development and continuous integration
  • Linux (Redhat) (Servers and Workstations)
  • Excellent communications and teamwork skills
  • Implementation experience with command and control systems
  • Automation via scripting (e.g. Perl, Python, etc)
  • Experience with SonarQube
  • Real-time O/S on Single Board Computers, e.g., Wind River, Green Hills
  • Experience with Software Development Lifecycle (Requirements, Design, Implementation and Integration & Test)
  • Experience with DO-178C standards and levels
  • Embedded/multi-threaded Application Programming Experience
  • Experience operating in test lab systems
  • Experience documenting configuration of systems, including troubleshooting approach/methodology
  • Experience with command and control, missile, launch, and/or warning systems
  • Experience with hardware and working closely with hardware engineers
  • Active Top Secret security clearance with adjudication in the last 6 years and ability to obtain Special Access Program.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including: 

• Medical, Dental & Vision coverage 

• 401k 

• Educational Assistance 

• Life Insurance 

• Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions  

• Paid Time Off  

• Health & Wellness Resources  

• Employee Discounts 


This position reports to Colorado Springs, CO, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Roy, UT, UT, USA.

Salary Range: $71,100 USD - $112,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $87,600 USD - $138,400 USD

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

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.

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.