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Principal Embedded Software Engineer

Requisition ID: R10063952

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Annapolis, Maryland, United States of America
  • 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, 25% 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector (NGMS) is seeking multiple applicants for a career in embedded software development and maintenance, responsible for designing and implementing software solutions for a broad range of embedded applications. Assignments may include development of software functional components, algorithms, device controllers, and graphical user interfaces. Assignments may involve any or all of the phases of software development requirements analysis, design, coding, unit testing, integration, acceptance testing and customer support.

Successful applicant must have strong language skills in C++ and or Python with Object Oriented Analysis/Design development experience in either Windows 10 Visual Studio or Linux embedded development environments. Ability to work in a collaborative Agile software development team environment with continuous integration and test frameworks a must. Ability to work with embedded computer hardware and communications equipment is required. The applicant Principal Engineer will support varied product lines including AI image processing exploitation, digital signal processing, autonomous vehicle software, command and control, Man-Machine Interfaces, sensor/SONAR systems and simulation/stimulation. Work will also include developing prototypes, demonstrations and proposals. Assignments may involve leading small development teams and mentoring junior engineers. Underseas projects use a variety of state of the art software tools, including Yockto Project or similar full-system embedded Linux build tools, Qt, Jenkins, Docker, Java, javascript, web app and network programming tools.

This position is located in Annapolis, MD but may involve travel to other NG locations and/or Government locations within the U.S.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline

  • 5+ years of software engineering experience (3 years for MS degree, 0 years for PhD)

  • Experience in software development using C++ and/or Python

  • Experience in developing software on Windows and/or Linux Operating systems

  • Experience with collaboration tools such as Confluence, Jira, and GitHub

  • Experience with full software lifecycle: specification, design, implementation, integration, debug and maintenance is required

  • US Citizenship is required with the ability to obtain and maintain a US Security Clearance at the Secret Level (or higher)

  • Ability to travel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active US Security Clearance at a Secret Level strongly preferred

  • MS degree in STEM discipline

  • Experience in developing in C++, python and scripting languages

  • Strong testing/debugging skills

  • Experience with leading software development teams including cost and schedule management

  • Embedded software system development

  • Experience with sonar or other digital signal processing systems and applications


Salary Range: $96,600 USD - $144,900 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.