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Principal Software Embedded Engineer/Sr. Principal Software Embedded Engineer

Requisition ID: R10061336

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Apopka, Florida, 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, 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems has immediate openings for a Principal Embedded Software Engineers or Sr. Principal Embedded Software Engineers.  The selected candidate for this position will report to the Northrop Grumman Precision Targeting and Protection facility in Apopka, FL. 

What you’ll get to do:

This new team member 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.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • 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

“This position may be filled as a Principal Embedded Software Engineer or a Sr. Principal Embedded Software Engineer based on the qualifications listed below.”

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Embedded Software Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related STEM degree.
  • A minimum of 5 years of embedded software engineering experience
  • 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 such as: specifications, design, implementation, integration, debug and maintenance.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Experience with software/hardware integration
  • Proven communication and presentation skills
  • Experience with version control, issue tracking and collaboration tools such as ClearCase/ClearQuest, Git, Github, and/or Jira
  • U.S. Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret Security clearance

Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal Embedded Software Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related STEM degree
  • A minimum of 8 years of embedded software engineering experience
  • 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 such as: specifications, design, implementation, integration, debug and maintenance.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Experience with software/hardware integration
  • Proven communication and presentation skills
  • Experience with version control, issue tracking and collaboration tools such as ClearCase/ClearQuest, Git, Github, and/or Jira
  • U.S. Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret Security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in real-time embedded software development knowledge of Optical, Radar, Electronic Warfare, or Space Technologies
  • 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 developing Android applications for embedded systems (Android SDK, Android Studio)
  • Experience with Linux Operating Systems
  • Active Secret Security clearance

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Salary Range: $87,600 USD - $131,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $108,600 USD - $163,000 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.