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Staff Engineer Embedded Software

Requisition ID: R10076502

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location Icon Location: Linthicum, MD, USA   |  Morrisville, NC, 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: No
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector (NGMS) is seeking a Staff Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer to join our Secure Processing team within the Software Technologies Organization.

The selected candidate will lead multiple teams of engineers in technical and business priorities in the exciting area of custom ASIC development. Technical solutions to be overseen include system on a chip (SoC) design, development, and implementation. This requisition supports multiple technical leadership positions on our critical programs.

The Staff Embedded Software Engineer will join a team of engineers performing new feature development and enhancements, providing secure, embedded solutions to many customer platforms. The selected engineer will oversee and guide the design, development, and integration of complex software solutions in a rapid-pace Agile environment. Primary software solutions in development include C/C++ device drivers, middleware, and application development for Linux and/or VxWorks Platforms. The engineer will interface with other architects and systems engineers to understand and define technical specifications. The engineer will help identify technical risks and report status within Agile program activities to more senior leaders.

This position is accepting applications for Linthicum, MD or Morrisville, NC.

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Strong communication skills, including experience working with customers and senior technical staff.

  • Strong Agile practice familiarity and leadership

  • A minimum of 14 years of experience in software development or programming, mainly using C/C++ (12 years with MS; 9 years with Ph.D.)

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) discipline. In place of a STEM degree, two additional years of experience is required.

  • ACTIVE US DoD clearance at the Secret level or higher, or the ability to obtain one.

  • Hands-on experience working in embedded real-time operating systems, both kernel and application side development (e.g., Linux, VxWorks, ZephyrOS, FreeRTOS, Greenhills Integrity)

  • Strong background in computer operating systems theory and computer architecture theory

  • Strong HW/SW integration skills

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Tools: Git, Atlassian (BitBucket, Confluence, Jira), Jenkins, static & dynamic code analysis (i.e., SonarQube)

  • Experience developing boot software (First stage bootloader, U-boot, UEFI, etc.) for custom boards

  • System Boot experience (barebox, uboot, UEFI, BIOS)

  • Applied cryptography and middleware experience (e.g., OpenSSL, TLS)

  • Bare metal development

  • Experience with computer organization for x86-64, ARMv8-A, or RISC-V ISA's

  • Modifying and integrating open-source software

  • DevOps practices and tools.

This position reports to Linthicum, MD, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Morrisville, NC, NC, USA.


Salary Range: $153,600 USD - $241,400 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 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.