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Principal / Sr. Principal Embedded Software Engineer

Requisition ID: R10004139

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Apopka - FL, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • 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: 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking candidates for the position of Principal/Sr. Principal Embedded Software Engineer Level.  The selected candidate for this position will report to the Northrop Grumman Precision Targeting and Protection facility in Apopka, FL. 

This candidate will demonstrate a broad skill set that is balanced between interpersonal and technical capabilities. He/she must be a self-starter, able to efficiently operate in a team environment and collaborate across the sector business areas as required to accomplish the team goals. The candidate will work closely with other embedded SW developers, and engineering disciplines, to accomplish the following:

  • Interface with systems engineering to develop flow down software requirements and technical specifications
  • Develop, document and maintain software both individually and as part of a larger team
  • Identify risks, suggest mitigation, track defects, develop resolutions, and track and report status
  • Conduct reviews of software related products, software designs, and technical documents
  • Exercise agile principles while developing software and overall system using continuous integration workflow 
  • Ensure software code quality by exercising different types of tests, documenting the results, and exercising automated testing wherever possible.
  • Support team in integrating various sensors into a larger platform
  • Assist in the creation of hardware integration and test setups
  • Solve complex problems through innovative and creative solutions
  • Support/lead project execution over the whole product lifecycle, with foremost emphasis on meeting or exceeding customer and stakeholder requirements.  
  • Facilitate and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders

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Basic Qualifications Principal Embedded Software Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related technical field.
  • 5 years of embedded software engineering experience (3 years’ experience with Master’s Degree).
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following: C, C++, Java, development of Java based Android applications, Object Oriented programming.
  • Experience with full software lifecycle: specifications, design, implementation, integration, debug and maintenance.
  • Experience with software/hardware integration.
  • U.S. Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret Security clearance.

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal Embedded Software Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related technical field.
  • 9 years of embedded software engineering experience (7 years’ experience with Master’s Degree).
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following: C, C++, Java, development of Java based Android applications, Object Oriented programming.
  • Experience with full software lifecycle: specifications, design, implementation, integration, debug and maintenance.
  • Experience with software/hardware integration.
  • U.S. Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret Security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience developing embedded software for different platforms (vehicle, handheld, airframe)
  • Experience developing embedded software for various power operating environments (battery, vehicle, external)
  • Experience with software integration with various image sensors and cameras having interfaces such as SPI, I2C, MIPI CSI, Camera-Link)
  • Experience with embedded software for real-time image control and image processing algorithms
  • Experience with software integration with various navigation sensors such as digital magnetic compass (CMS) and global positioning system (GPS) 
  • Experience with wide range of communication interfaces and protocols such as USB2.0, Ethernet, TCP/IP, EIA/RS-232, I2c, SPI, and MIL-STD-1553B
  • Experience with MSP430, ARM, and/or Digital Signal Processor software development
  • Experience developing Android applications for embedded systems (Android SDK, Android Studio)
  • Experience with software development Integrated Development Environment (IDE) tools such as Visual Studio, Eclipse, and/or Code Composer Studio
  • Experience with Windows command shell and/or Linux command shell interfaces
  • Experience using Android Native Development Kit (NDK)/Java Native Interface (JNI)
  • Experience with version control, issue tracking and collaboration tools such as ClearCase/ClearQuest, Git, Github, and/or Jira.
  • Experience developing embedded software systems for DoD customers
  • Experience in SEI CMMI Level 3 or higher
  • Knowledge of AS9100 and/or DO-178
  • Experience with software development for testability, manufacturability, and maintainability
  • Experience developing software using Northrop Grumman Mission Systems or other industry accepted software development processes
  • Active Secret Security clearance


Salary Range: 87400 - 131200
Salary Range 2: 108400 - 162600

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/) we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.


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