Embedded Software Engineer/Principal Embedded Software Engineer with Top Secret Clearance

Requisition ID: 20020064

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Baltimore
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. 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 keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we’ll support yours of 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 do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman Missions Systems (NGMS) is a leading provider of secure software-defined, hardware enabled mission systems. Our company is pioneering capabilities in a wide variety of sectors that keep our nation safe from Undersea to Space and Cyberspace.  NGMS is seeking an Embedded Software Engineers or Principal Embedded Software Engineers with the desire to learn new technologies to join our innovative Software Technologies team to help develop, enhance and maintain software on cutting edge products and systems.  The systems the software engineer will be working on are focused on ground mission planning/tasking (ground control systems), sensor command and control (embedded systems), sensor system test (command of test equipment and emulation) and/or sensor data processing (algorithm development/ implementation and high-performance computing) for Space Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance platforms.  Candidates will work on software for mission systems in all phases of the software development lifecycle including design, development and test. Candidates will work on software systems primarily in C/C++ development, with a focus toward embedded design. All job functions require close teamwork across functional disciplines and integrated product teams in a fast paced environment.  This program area is expanding which offers the potential for future growth opportunities (technical lead, software architect, test lead, etc.) for candidates who successfully demonstrate exceptional performance and leadership.  This position is located in Linthicum, MD. This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

This requisition may be filled at either the Embedded Software Engineer Level or the Principal Embedded Software Engineer Level:  Basic Qualifications for an Embedded Software Engineer:  
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline.
  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant software development experience (0 years with MS degree)
  • Experience with Software Development Lifecycle (Requirements, Design, Implementation and Integration & Test)
  •  Experience with C/C++ or similar language using object oriented development
  • Experience with scripting language (Perl, Python, others)
  • Active Top Secret clearance required
Basic Qualifications for a Principal Embedded Software Engineer:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or other STEM degree
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant software development experience (3 years with MS; 0 years with PhD)
  • Experience with Software Development Lifecycle (Requirements, Design, Implementation and Integration & Test)
  • Experience with C/C++ or similar language using object oriented development
  • Experience with scripting language (Perl, Python, others)
  • Active Top Secret clearance required
Preferred Qualifications for Both Levels:
  • Software Architecture skills (Design Patterns, Object Oriented design with a UML Design Tool or similar)
  • C++ Experience
  • Python
  • Embedded/multi-threaded Application Programming Experience 
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 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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