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Sr. Principal Engineer Embedded Software (AHT)

Requisition ID: R10071235

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Beavercreek, OH, USA
  • 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: 3

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.

Join our team as a Senior Principal Embedded Software Engineer based out of Beavercreek, OH. This role incorporates research, software development, and integration with a broad cross section national and international defense systems. 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.


What You’ll get to Do: 

·       Design and build embedded software prototypes to demonstrate new concepts for virtualizing processor hardware on modern platforms

·       Leverage embedded programming skills for real-time software in diverse systems including radars, ships, aircraft, satellites, and other applications

·       Research and develop techniques for automatically generating software from models

·       Help our talented Agile team solve challenging problems that have real-world impact

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


At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to the mission. 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 build upon our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our team, you’ll be 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 grow in your career.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is a trusted provider of mission critical technology.  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!


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.

Basic Qualifications:

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

Basic Qualifications for a Senior Principal Embedded Software Engineer are:

  • 9 Years experience with Bachelors degree; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD
  • Software Configuration management
  • Experience with Linux/Unix programming and command line
  • C/C++ programming experience
  • Understanding of Computer Architecture
  • Experience with Assembly programming
  • Demonstrated technical writing and oral communication skills
  • Experience with I/O programming: Ethernet, Serial, MIL-STD-1553, or other
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment as a member of a software development team.
  • Ability to acquire and maintain a Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiar with Agile processes
  • Experience with Software Development Tools: VS Code, git, Rally
  • Familiarity with PowerPC programming or instruction set
  • Familiarity with VxWorks
  • Familiarity with x86 programming or instruction set
  • Familiarity with WindRiver Tornado or Workbench
  • Experience programming in Python
  • JSON
  • Experience using Jenkins or similar tools
  • Experience using static code analysis tools such as SonarQube, Fortify, etc
  • Experience with the embedded operating systems such as the Green Hills Software Integrity OS
  • Experience with Object-Oriented development and UML based design development tools such as IBM Rhapsody
  • Experience with software test tools such as Vectorcast.
  • REACT.js
  • Experience as Agile Scrum Master or Product Owner

Salary Range: $114,300 USD - $171,500 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.