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Principal Embedded Software Engineer/Sr. Principal Embedded Software Engineer

Requisition ID: R10004875

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Cincinnati - OH, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top 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

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 – Xetron, part of Mission Systems sector, focused on the development of new capabilities for our military and intelligence customers around the globe.

Remember when you were eager about getting to work because of the excitement of the challenge, the importance of the solution, and the fun you had with your team? Northrop Grumman - Xetron is that kind of place!

As a small Operating Unit of the larger Northrop Grumman Corporation located in Cincinnati Ohio, Xetron is a rare example of a company with a small business culture operating collaboratively with its larger business entity. This unique relationship offers employees the ability to literally know everyone at the site at a personal level while still working on technologies and products that are beyond state-of-the-art. You’ll get the opportunity to wrestle with the next big problems in an atmosphere of collaboration and cooperation, sharing your expertise with team members at all levels.

We are seeking mid-career to senior, cleared or clearable Embedded Software Engineers in a variety technical disciplines who are self-motivated and energetic with a background in Embedded Systems Design and Software Development.

Essential Functions:

The Embedded Software Engineer will be part of a multi-disciplinary program responsible for architecting, designing, testing, and deploying next-generation, specialized communication and sensing systems critical to US intelligence customers and allies. As an Embedded Software Engineer, you will contribute to system requirements generation, hardware-selection trade studies, embedded software development, and integration and testing of systems. Programs at Northrop Grumman – Xetron are engineering intensive, rapid schedule jobs for diverse SIGINT/EW applications. Focus areas are advanced waveform development, low size, weight and power (low SWaP) processing systems, specialized space communication payloads, and persistent signal surveillance systems. We are pushing the boundaries of wh at is possible in terrestrial, air, and space domains.

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These positions can be filled at an Principal Engineer or Sr. Principal Engineer level.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Engineer level:

  • B.S. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field and 5 years of relevant work experience OR M.S. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and 3 years of relevant work experience OR a PhD and 0 years of relevant work experience. NOTE: 4 years of relevant work experience can be substituted for the degree
  • US Citizenship and ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance
  • Demonstrated software programming experience in C, C++, and embedded assembly languages (e.g. ARM, STM32, MSP430)
  • Experience with embedded systems debugging and system analysis tools (e.g. JTAG emulators, remote GDB servers, USB or benchtop logic analyzers)
  • Experience with embedded systems development environments such as Xilinx SDK, TI Code Composer Studio, IAR Embedded Workbench, and the GNU compiler collection (GCC) and associated tools
  • Demonstrated experience with embedded commun ications protocols such as SPI, I2C, RS-232, CAN, SpaceWire, and MIL-STD-1553B

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal Engineer level:

  • B.S. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field and 9 years of relevant work experience OR M.S. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and 7 years of relevant work experience OR a PhD and 5 years of relevant work experience. NOTE: 4 years of relevant work experience can be substituted for the degree
  • US Citizenship and ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance
  • Demonstrated software programming experience in C, C++, and embedded assembly languages (e.g. ARM, STM32, MSP430)
  • Experience with embedded systems debugging and system analysis tools (e.g. JTAG emulators, remote GDB servers, USB or benchtop logic analyzers)
  • Experience with embedded systems development environments such as Xilinx SDK, TI Code Composer Studio, IAR Embedded W orkbench, and the GNU compiler collection (GCC) and associated tools
  • Demonstrated experience with embedded communications protocols such as SPI, I2C, RS-232, CAN, SpaceWire, and MIL-STD-1553B

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret security clearance - Advanced degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field
  • Interest in digital signal processing
  • Experience with GNU Radio or other software-defined radios (SDRs) and platforms
  • Proficient with MATLAB/Octave
  • Experience with embedded real-time operating systems (RTOS) such as FreeRTOS, VxWorks, Mentor Nucleus, or Linux with PREEMPT_RT
  • Experience with SDLC (software development life cycle)
  • Experience developing software for multiple operating system environments
  • Experience with virtual machine technology and containers
  • Development of lower level networking protocols such as TCP/IP and UDP
  • Ability to understand secure / insecure programming concepts (format string vulnerabilities, heap overflows, etc.)
  • Familiarity with common source control tools (git, Mercurial, etc.) and automated build system workflows (Jenkins, Go, etc.)
  • Experience with the Agile methodology

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


Salary Range: 92000 - 138000
Salary Range 2: 114080 - 171120

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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