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Staff Software Engineer – Lead (VxWorks experience)

Requisition ID: R10042506

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Manhattan Beach, California, 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: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 3

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 Strategic Space Systems is looking for you to join our team as a Staff Software Engineer (Lead) with deep experience on VxWorks and hands-on hardware integration with the Software Engineering organization based out of Manhattan Beach, CA.

Designs, develops, integrates and tests real-time flight software that manages a Space payload unit ensuring compliance to established requirements. Applies the appropriate standards, processes, procedures and tools throughout the system development life cycle to support the generation of such engineering applications. Interfaces with application users, hardware and systems engineering teams.

Requires extensive hands-on experience developing, integrating and testing highly reliable real-time software using VxWorks, device drivers’ development, knowledge in C++, and needs to be a self-starter with ability to take ownership of a project and drive it to completion. Leads software and hardware integration and works side by side with team members in the lab.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering with Software Engineering background

  • Minimum of 13+ years software development experience working on embedded real-time systems using VxWorks or 11+ years with a Master’s Degree

  • Experience with Hardware Integration

  • Proficient in C++

  • Familiar with PCI, 1553, Spacewire and/or Serial RapidIO (SRIO)

  • Familiar with Git, Jira, Confluence, bitbucket

  • Familiar with Chipscope and/or other digital hardware troubleshooting tools/devices

  • Active Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Packet Switching and Circuit Switching protocols are highly desired

  • Experience with SATCOM equipment is preferred


Salary Range: $156,600 USD - $234,000 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.