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Embedded Software Engineer/ Principal Embedded Software Engineer

Requisition ID: R10075544

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

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.

We are looking for a Embedded Software Engineers 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 accomplish what’s considered impossible. Our employees have made significant historical contributions and are shaping the future.

Join a design community that offers unique design challenges that combine the talents of multiple engineering disciplines including Hardware, Firmware, Software, Mechanical Design, Systems Engineering and Program Management.

Typical Assignments:

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 such engineering applications and products such as laboratory simulation systems, aircraft flight control and display systems, pacemakers, defibrillators, mechanical and electrical systems. Interfaces with customers, suppliers, application users and other technical and support personnel.

Typical Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Design creative and flexible HW/SW solutions with a motivated team of experts
    • HW Design Examples:
      • Electronic Circuit Board Design
      • Automated Test Equipment Interfaces
      • JTAG chains
      • Power Circuits
    • SW Design Examples:
      • Process Automation
      • Instrument Drivers and Utilities
      • UI/UX Design
      • Real Time, Pre and Post Processing Data Analytics
    • SW/HW integration
    • Requirements verification
  • Actively support the investigation, resolution and documentation of product anomalies
  • Understanding Design to Cost

Candidates will be considered at both Level 2 and Level 3 per the requirements listed below.

Basic T2 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or related STEM discipline
  • T2 Requirements: 2 years professional experience with Bachelor of Science.
  • Ability to read and create schematics
  • Experience in electronic hardware design
  • Experience with software control of test equipment. (Relevant Classwork will be considered in lieu of professional experience)
  • Experience with lab test equipment (such as DMM and O-Scopes)
  • Experience with HW/SW integration
  • Experience working with Linux Operating system command line applications
  • Understanding of  JTAG interface and Usage
  • Experience working with  Linux Ethernet interfaces and configuration
  • Experience working with  Linux user permissions and application / folder permissions
  • Experience working with Linux file system concepts, navigation, mounting, common folders and their usage.
  • Understanding of Serial Communications concepts and troubleshooting.
  • Secret clearance with ability to obtain SAP-SAR
  • Effective verbal and written communication

Basic T3 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or related STEM discipline
  • T3 Requirements: 5-7 years professional experience with a Bachelor’s Degree; 3-5 years with a Master’s
  • Ability to read and create schematics
  • Experience with electronic hardware design
  • Experience with software control of test equipment.
  • Experience with lab test equipment (such as DMM and O-Scopes)
  • Experience with HW/SW integration
  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Experience working with Linux Operating system command line applications
  • Understanding of  JTAG interface and Usage
  • Experience working with  Linux Ethernet interfaces and configuration
  • Experience working with  Linux user permissions and application / folder permissions
  • Experience working with Linux file system concepts, navigation, mounting, common folders and their usage.
  • Understanding of Serial Communications concepts and troubleshooting.
  • Secret clearance with ability to obtain SAP-SAR

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in electronic controls design
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in software design
  • Experience with schematic design tools (e.g., Mentor Graphics, Zuken…etc.)
  • Experience with hands-on troubleshooting of electrical hardware
  • Multilayer PCB Layout experience a plus
  • Experience with JTAG Boundary Scans Software packages
  • Firmware design experience a plus
  • Experience with LabWindows CVI a big plus
  • Leadership experience
  • Experience with Linux networking concepts: DHCP, fixed IP addressing, routing, and high level troubleshooting
  • Experience with command shell and shell scripting.
  • Experience with Remote Desktop (RDP), File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Secure Shell (SSH), and Telnet.
  • Experience with various Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, Red Hat, Debian, etc.
  • Experience with the architecture of Linux operating system, Kernel, Drivers, User Environment.
  • Experience with Networking Hardware Configurations, Routers, Switches, Servers, etc.
  • Experience with ClearCase
  • Experience with FPGA Programming (Microsemi, Xilnx, et)
  • Experience with Flash Programming
  • Familiarity with JTAG, Ethernet and RS232 interfaces
  • Familiarity with Programmable Power Supplies
  • Experience with SQL Database
  • Experience with Microsoft Visual C++
  • Experience with ISE/Cadstar

Salary Range: $78,600 USD - $118,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $96,900 USD - $145,300 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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.



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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.