Principal Cyber Software Engineer (C/C++)

Requisition ID: 21002672

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 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

Principal Cyber Software Engineer 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? 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 cleared or clearable Principal Cyber Software Engineers in a variety technical disciplines who are self-motivated and energetic with a background in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related technical discipline. The successful candidates will participate in a broad range of technologies with exposure to a variety of technical disciplines (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 essential. We are pushing the boundaries and defining what is possible in cyber space. Reverse Engineering and Communications 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 solid 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 discipline include these positions:  Reverse Engineer:
  • Kernel Mode (Windows, Linux) programming (C/C++, Assembly)
  • Reverse Engineering (x86, x64, MIPS, PPC, or ARM)
  • Vulnerability Analysis
Communications Engineer:
  • Network Programming (C/C++)
  • Network protocols TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, SSL, etc.

Basic Qualifications:
  • 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 or related field and 3 years of relevant work experience OR a PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field 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++ or Java
  • Experience with a debugging or system analysis tool (i.e. Wireshark, IDAPro, OllyDebug, WinDBG, JTAG debuggers)
  • Familiarity with Assembly Languages (x86, x64, MIPS, PPC, or ARM)
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Active Top Secret security clearance
  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field
  • Experience in software development to include any of the following: kernel mode, embedded, command and control, web applications, network applications
  • Experience with SDLC (software development life cycle)
  • Experience developing software for multiple operating system environments
  • Experience with virtual machine technology
  • OS Internals experience
  • 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.)
  • 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

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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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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