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Cyber Software Engineer (Senior level)

Requisition ID: R10073424

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Interim 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!

Do you enjoy being part of a tight-knit, collaborative team? Then you will enjoy working with the Northrop Grumman - Xetron in Cincinnati Ohio! This unique opportunity offers employees the ability to know everyone at the site at a personal level while still working on technologies and products that are beyond innovative. 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 or senior level, cleared or clearable Senior Cyber Software Engineers in a variety technical fields who are self-motivated and energetic with a background in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field.

Essential Functions:

Our engineers participate in a broad range of technologies with exposure to several subject areas (as described below) that provide critical solutions to U.S. government agencies and the Department of Defense. Many of the problem-sets our customer expect us to solve do not have known solutions, so ingenuity is important. We are pushing the boundaries and defining what is possible in cyber space.

This position involves developing solutions to national security threats with products that may involve kernel development, reverse engineering or vulnerability research of network and communication systems. The position requires demonstrated software development skills including a familiarity with scripting languages. Knowledge of computer networking, modern software development environments, embedded programming, and software configuration management tools is a plus.

This technical subject area includes:
  • Programming in Kernel Mode (Windows, Linux) using (C/C++, Assembly)

  • Conduct Reverse Engineering and Vulnerability Analysis (x86, x64, MIPS, PPC, or ARM)

  • Network Programming (C/C++)

  • Network protocols TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, SSL, etc.

This position can be filled at the Principal or Sr. Principal Level.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Level:

  • B.S. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field and 4years of relevant work experience OR M.S. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field and 2 years of relevant work experience OR Ph.D 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 to start

  • Demonstrated software programming experience in C/C++

  • Experience with a debugging or system analysis tool (i.e. Wireshark, IDAPro, OllyDebug, WinDBG, JTAG debuggers)

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal Level:

  • B.S. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field and 8 years of relevant work experience OR M.S. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field and 6 years of relevant work experience OR Ph.D and 4 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 to start

  • Demonstrated software programming experience in C/C++

  • Experience with a debugging or system analysis tool (i.e. Wireshark, IDAPro, OllyDebug, WinDBG, JTAG debuggers)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret security clearance

  • Experience in software development to include any of the following: kernel mode, embedded, command and control, web applications, network applications

  • Familiarity with Assembly Languages (x86, x64, MIPS, PPC, or ARM )

  • Experience developing software for multiple operating system environments

  • Development of lower level networking protocols such as TCP/IP and UDP

  • Understanding of return oriented programming (ROP) concepts and execution

  • Ability to develop and implement shell code

  • 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.)

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: $92,000 USD - $138,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $114,080 USD - $171,120 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.