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Principal Software Engineer / Sr Principal Software Engineer (Vehicle Management System)

Requisition ID: R10052060

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, Florida, 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: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 13

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.

The Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems (NGAS)  is looking for a candidate to support our VMC team. This is a vital position supporting the program in mission critical software design and development. VMC requirements and implementing those in code, as well as updating design documentation and implementing unit-test cases.  Candidate will work under only general direction, independently determines, and develops approaches to solutions supporting the program needs. Candidate will also work assigned defect reports against the product to support incremental software releases. Candidate will be able to develop software in both the desktop and computer hardware environment. Candidate will act as a liaison from time to time with frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts.

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 on occasion to support travel off-site to support integration and test activities.

This position is located in Melbourne, FL.

Essential Functions:
•    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.
•    Develop vertically-traceable requirements
•    Develop software to meet documented requirements
•    Work assigned defect reports in a timely fashion to support incremental product builds and releases as required
•    Assist with product integration in the lab(s)
•    Provide first-time software quality by developing code unit tests of developed software, and being equally meticulous in code peer reviews of other developers’ software changes

Basic Qualifications for Principal Software Engineer:
•    Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related technical degree
•    5+ years of experience in software development, or 3+ years with Master’s Degree
•    Active In Scope DOD Secret clearance
•    Ability to obtain Special Access security clearance
•    Experience with VxWorks 7, VxWorks 6.9, BSP, DPIU
•    Experience developing in C/C++
•    Experience with debugging software in both the desktop and target environments
•    Experience developing software in a real-time, multi-threaded, rate-monotonic scheduling architecture
•    Experience developing software for channelized, multiple-redundant vehicle systems
•    Experience developing software that interfaces with external WRAs
•    Working knowledge of MIL-STD-1553B, IEEE-1394b, and RS-232/422/485 data bus implementations and structured protocols

Basic Qualifications for Sr Principal Software Engineer:
•    Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related technical degree
•    7+ years of experience in software development, or 5+ years with Master’s Degree
•    Active In Scope DOD Secret clearance
•    Ability to obtain Special Access security clearance
•    Experience with VxWorks 7, VxWorks 6.9, BSP, DPIU
•    Experience developing in C/C++
•    Experience with debugging software in both the desktop and target environments
•    Experience developing software in a real-time, multi-threaded, rate-monotonic scheduling architecture
•    Experience developing software for channelized, multiple-redundant vehicle systems
•    Experience developing software that interfaces with external WRAs
•    Working knowledge of MIL-STD-1553B, IEEE-1394b, and RS-232/422/485 data bus implementations and structured protocols

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Active In Scope DOD Top Secret clearance
•    AGILE process knowledge
•    Experience developing on a program that delivers periodic releases in a process-driven CMMI environment for a government customer
•    Python scripting knowledge
•    CMAKE script knowledge
•    Git source control knowledge
•    Atlassian Suite (Jira, BitBucket, etc) knowledge
•    Real-Time Component Framework (RTCF) knowledge
•    Experience with requirements management tools (e.g. DOORS)


Salary Range: $87,600 USD - $131,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $108,600 USD - $163,000 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.