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Embedded Software Engineer or Principal Embedded Software Engineer

Requisition ID: R10017231

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Beavercreek - OH, 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: 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.

Join Northrop Grumman focused on the development of new capabilities for our military and intelligence customers around the globe. We have a number of openings in our Mission Systems Sector.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector (NGMS) is a leading global provider of secure software-defined, hardware enabled mission systems. Our company is pioneering capabilities in a wide variety of technologies that keep our nation and our allies safe from undersea to space and cyberspace.

Mission is everything to our program teams.  Our customers come to us because we have proven time and again we can quickly meet their challenging requirements.  Program teams take requirements and rapidly turn them into concepts and then products that can be fielded by aggressive mission dates.  The products survive harsh environments including terrestrial, airborne, and space.  Finding employees that can develop high performance, integrated, software-hardware solutions, and implementing them with ingenuity and creativity is critical to our success.

We are seeking cleared or clearable Embedded Software Engineers who are self-motivated and energetic with a background in Embedded Systems Design and Software Development for our Beavercreek, Ohio location near Dayton, Ohio.

Essential Functions:

  • Will be part of a multi-disciplinary program responsible for architecting, designing, testing, and deploying embedded software.

  • Will contribute to system requirements generation, embedded software development, and integration and testing of systems using core technologies (Low/High Level SW, RTOS, Linux, C/C++, System C, Python, VHDL, Matlab, DevOps).

This position can be filled at the Engineer or Principal Engineer level.

Basic Qualifications for Engineer level:

  • 2 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree in a technical area (BSEE or other Engineering discipline preferred); 0 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree

  • US citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance

  • Experience with C, C++, Python or other high-order languages in real-time embedded applications

  • Experience with real-time embedded hardware systems

  • Solid understanding of software development processes for real-time embedded applications

Basic Qualifications for Principal Engineer level:

  • 5 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree in a technical area (BSEE or other Engineering discipline preferred); or 3 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree in a technical area (BSEE or other Engineering discipline preferred); or 0 years of relevant experience with a Ph.D. in a technical area (BSEE or other Engineering discipline preferred)

  • US citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance

  • Experience with C, C++, Python or other high-order languages in real-time embedded applications

  • Experience with real-time embedded hardware systems

  • Solid understanding of software development processes for real-time embedded applications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Micro-controllers and HW modeling

  • Experience developing multi-threaded applications in RTOS environment

  • Experience with Linux kernel and user space development

  • Experience with hardware (how low/high speed I/O works, QSPI, DMA) working with hardware from a test and debug perspective.

  • Experience with UEFI cryptography or cryptography basics (familiarity using openSSL)

  • Experience designing and implementing complex algorithms requiring strict timing, systems resource managed, and interface constraints

  • Experience with collaboration tools like Jira and Confluence

  • Experience with modernized software development processes (e.g. Agile, DevOps, DevSecOps)

  • Experience leading small software development teams and ensuring work is completed in accordance with design and development processes

  • Highly motivated to solve complex problems and continuously improve

  • Ability to produce high quality work both independently and with a team

  • Strong verbal and written technical communication skills

  • Ability to work well with a high-performing and results-oriented product development team

  • Active Secret Security Clearance

This position offers the option of a 9/80 work schedule. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work nine-hour days Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.


Salary Range: 74640 - 111960
Salary Range 2: 92240 - 138360

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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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.