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C++ Software Engineer

Requisition ID: R10045655

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Bethpage, New York, 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: 4

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 a leading global provider of secure software-defined, hardware enabled mission systems.  Northrop Grumman’s Bethpage location has served as a vital location throughout the history of the company. Opening in 1936, it served as the main headquarters for the Grumman Corporation - the central location for projects such as the Lunar Module and the F-14 Tomcat.  Our employees have made significant historical contributions and are continuing to shape the future.


You will work on software systems for mission systems in all phases of the software development lifecycle, primarily in C/C++.  Using Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices you will contribute in critical national defense products including Airborne Multifunction Sensors such as RADAR systems. Duties may include:

  • Participate in the development of innovative detection, estimation and classification algorithms and techniques for advanced applications
  • Develop signal processing algorithms, waveforms and techniques that exploit and optimize radar, radio and EW architectures that take advantage of advanced radio frequency and processing technology
  • Perform concept and performance trade studies and demonstrate developed capabilities for streaming data application
  • Develop prototype, and test sensor models and signal processing algorithms in detailed high-fidelity simulations written in C/C++, and MATLAB.
  • Operate with broad direction and minimal supervisio
  • Interact with customers and development partners

Basic Qualifications:

(This position may be filled at either the Principle or Sr. Principle Engineering level)

  • Principal Software Engineer (5+ years of software engineering experience with a bachelor’s degree, 3 years for MS degree, 0 years for PhD). 
  • Sr. Principal Software Engineer (9+ years of software engineering experience with a bachelor’s degree, 7 years for MS degree, 4 years for PhD).

Basic qualifications include:

  • Degree from an accredited university in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline
  • Proficiency in C++
  • Experience with full software lifecycle: specification, design, implementation, integration, debug and maintenance
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience with digital signal processing, probability theory, stochastic signal processing, AI and/or machine learning
  • Knowledge and experience working with programming languages such as MatLab, Python, SimuLink
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Be collaborative, open, transparent, and team oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning and a culture of automation.
  • Candidates must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain a U.S Secret clearance prior to starting employment and the ability to obtain Special Access Program (SAP)

Preferred Qualifications (not required):

  • Active secret clearance (or higher)
  • Experience in algorithmic application development and optimization
  • Electronic Warfare systems, radar, waveforms, radar signal processing.
  • Communication Simulators, Communications Jamming.
  • Knowledge of Kalman filtering, CNN, Random Forest, Support Vector Machine, Adaptive Neural Networks, Belief Propagation, other machine learning algorithms
  • Experience in real-time embedded software development knowledge of Radar, Electronic Warfare, or Space technologies
  • Experience with VxWorks and/or Linux Operating Systems
  • Experience with Visual Studio
  • Experience with Coverity and/or KlocWork tools
  • Experience in Open Architecture Solutions
  • Experience with the Atlassian tool set, kubernetes, Model Based Engineering, and DevSecOps best practices
  • Excellent integration and troubleshooting skills
  • Technical leadership experience

Salary Range: $101,400 USD - $152,200 USD
Salary Range 2: $125,800 USD - $188,600 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

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 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.