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Prncpl Engr Embedded S/W

Requisition ID: R10066896

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Plymouth, Minnesota, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Not Applicable (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.

The Software Engineer is an integral part of each product development team.

Involvement begins at system requirement definition and continues through system verification and test. The Software Test Lead will ensure that, through comprehensive testing, high quality software is developed and delivered. The test lead will oversee all software Formal Qualification Testing (FQT) and will be responsible for performing FQT for a subset of the active programs.  

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Analyze and understand software requirements to generate a clear test plan and detailed test procedures 

  • Develop automated test using LabVIEW & various lab equipment 

  • Hold test readiness review and perform Formal Qualification Test (FQT) of real-time embedded software 

  • Concisely and accurately report technical details & status and document each phase of software test 

  • Generate clear and professional documentation; test plans, test descriptions and test reports 

  • Present test plans, status, and results at program technical reviews 

  • Follow and promote CMMI compliant software processes  

Additional responsibilities may include software development: 

  • Design real time embedded C/C++ code for Microchip, Atmel, or TI microprocessor/DSP. 

  • Generate and unit test code using IAR Integrated Development Environment, Code Composer or equivalent on a custom breadboard in a lab setting. 

Position Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer /Software Engineering or Electrical Engineering 

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with BS, or 2 years of experience with MS 

  • Familiarity with software Formal Qualification Test process and documentation  

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience with National Instruments LabVIEW and TestStand 

  • Comfortable in a lab environment working with tools such as function generators and oscilloscopes 

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to work independently and organize/prioritize job assignments and tasks 

  • Effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills 

  • Proficient use of personal computers using the Microsoft Office suite of products 

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, rapidly changing, short turn-around environment 

  • Must be a U.S. citizen and qualify for a U.S. Government security clearance 

Preferred Skills: 

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience with BS, or 5 years of experience with MS 

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience performing requirement testing of embedded software 

  • Familiarity with AS9100 and CMMI Level 3 standard practices and lifecycle processes 

  • Experience developing embedded C/C++ software 


Salary Range: $96,900 USD - $145,300 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.