Staff Hardware Engineer w/ Current/Active Clearance

Requisition ID: 21008989

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Northridge, California
  • 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

Discover careers that change the world and further advancements in defense, technology, and engineering today at Northrop Grumman. Use your experience to grow your career and support our global customers with the technology, systems, and solutions they need to enable their missions on the front lines and secure our world every day. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll discover a culture built on diversity, respect, and above all teamwork. Together with our group of experts across the technical spectrum, you’ll discover opportunities to make a difference in our world and start solving some of the world’s most critical problems in the most innovative ways. Northrop Grumman Defense Systems – Advanced Weapons is searching for a Staff Hardware Engineer with software background focused on DevOps in Northridge, CA.   The successful candidate will collaborate with and support a staff of engineering analysts in multiple areas solving complex problems utilizing HPC Clusters. The working environment includes computer hardware of various design configurations that include CPU, GPU, and FPGA based processing that host computationally intensive commercial and in-house developed applications.  As a member of our Advanced Programs engineering staff, you will use your direct experience in defining computing needs, specifying hardware requirements, supporting procurement by collaboration with computer suppliers, integrating software tools specific to integrated HW and SW solutions and maintain these systems with relevant updates.  You must have experience in air gapped systems and relevant OPSEC requirements and procedures. Key responsibilities include (but are not limited to): 
•    Architect and customize High Performance Computing  (HPC) applications that require a range of processing solutions to include CPUs, GPUs, and FPGAs
•    Define computing needs, specify hardware requirements, and collaborate with computing system suppliers to implement an HPC capability.
•    A working knowledge of Finite Elements/Difference and boundary value problems that enables creation of new or modification of existing software applications based on requirements supporting HPC environments
•    Develop and implement kernel modifications to maximize runtime performance
•    Operation of LINUX/UNIX OS systems (NFS ,LDAP ,SSH, ansible,  LUSTRE file system, TCP/UDP)
•    Generation of applicable documentation, user manuals and presentations
•    Interfacing with program management and technical staff
  Relocation assistance is not available for this position at this time. 

Basic Qualifications:
•    Bachelor’s degree AND a minimum of 14 years of hardware & software experience – OR - a Master’s degree AND a minimum of 12 years of hardware & software experience
•    Intel AVX 512 instruction set and CUDA core understanding
•    A background in High Performance Computing using different versions of MPI (MPICH, OpenMPI, Intel MPI)
•    Experience with script / software development for the purpose of automating test and system configuration
•    Experience in software engineering with C/C++ in a Linux environment (Make, GNU)
•    Experience with InfiniBand, Myrinet, 10Gb backplanes
•    Experience developing automated tests for acceptance, functional, system and regression testing 
•    Knowledge of programming and using MPI to solve parallel processing applications
•    Working knowledge of job schedulers ( PBS, slurm, etc)
•    Effective written and verbal communications skills
•    Active Top Secret Clearance with a re-investigation date in the last 5 years


Preferred Qualifications:
•    Experience in software development on a real time operating system
•    Experience using and/or setting up a DevSecOps pipeline
•    Working knowledge of CAD programs 
•    Working knowledge of JSIG
•    Familiarity with common source control tools (git, Mercurial, etc.) and automated build system workflows (Jenkins, Go, etc.)
•    Knowledge of 3D modeling


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 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.


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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.