Sr. Principal Software Engineer

Requisition ID: R10020045

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne - FL, 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: 1

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.

We are looking for a candidate to support the Cyber team supporting NGAD-N. This is a vital position to the NGAD-N program in support of flight critical software design and development. Candidate will be responsible for implementing real time embedded cybersecurity requirements, software, and testing.  Candidate will work under only general direction, independently determines and develops approaches to solutions supporting the program needs. Candidate will act as a liaison from time to time with frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts. 

The NGAD-N program is a multi-site, multi-sector effort. The Candidate shall be willing to travel to other sites to support TIMs, integration efforts, and other software related tasking. The Candidate shall also be willing to adjust work schedule to meet the needs of across the nation as required.

Essential Functions:

• Develop a cybersecurity architecture and provide technical leadership for others during implementation
• Provide technical solutions to a wide range of complex difficult problems that are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with programs objectives
• In depth understanding and wide application of technical principle, theories, and concepts in the field listed under the basic qualifications
• Design, develop, document, test and debug applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions
• Conduct multidisciplinary research when needed and collaborates with equipment designers and/or hardware engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of electronic data processing systems for product
• Follows and ensures software standards are met.

Basic Qualifications: 

• BS in Electrical Engineering or another STEM (Science, Technology, Engineer, Mathematics) discipline
• 9+ years of software engineering experience (7 years with a MS; 4 years with PhD)
• Working knowledge of full product life cycle (requirements, design, implementation and test) of Software Design
• Demonstrated experience developing architectural trade analysis and related documentation
• Experience performing market analysis to identify COTS/GOTS candidate solutions for integration
• Experience defining system functions and allocation to responsible software components to implement 
• Must possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of management and individual contributors
• Knowledge of Embedded Software Systems Design and development
• Demonstrated software programming experience in C, C++, and embedded assembly languages (e.g. ARM)
• Experience with embedded real-time operating systems (RTOS) such as FreeRTOS, VxWorks, Mentor Nucleus, or Linux with PREEMPT_RT
• Development of networking protocols such as TCP/IP and UDP
• Experience reading and interpreting military requirements, specifications, and engineering drawings/schematics
• Familiarity with revision control, documentation, planning, and review systems similar to GIT/SVN/ClearCase, DOORS, Jira/Rally/ClearQuest.
• Experience participating in DevSecOps pipelines leveraging industry standard continuous integration (CI) and continuous deployment (CD) toolsets
• Ability to assimilate new concepts quickly and independently
• An ACTIVE Secret Security Clearance (or higher)
Preferred Qualifications:

• MS in Electrical Engineering or comparable engineering discipline
• Experience with virtual machine technology and containers
• Experience with containerization technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes
• 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
• Experience in anti-tamper and cybersecurity implementations also a plus
• Experience and knowledge developing requirements for Firmware products
• Active Top Secret security clearance

Salary Range: 108600 - 163000

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 ( 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 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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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.