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Principal Software Engineer / Sr. Principal Software Engineer – LabVIEW experience

Requisition ID: R10034712

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, California, 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: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

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 Space Systems is looking for you to join our team as a Principal Software Engineer / Sr. Principal Software Engineer with the Software Engineering organization based out of Redondo Beach, CA.

This requisition is for a test set software engineer to support the Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) suite of test sets (LabView/Windows). The candidate will be part of a small EGSE Team supporting P093 test set enhancements and upgrades. 

Responsibilities include software development, integration, test, delivery, and support in response to various requirements, such as but not limited to hardware obsolescence upgrades. In this role, the candidate will interface with hardware RDEs, systems administrators, vendors, ops crew and test conductors, in order to execute test set tasks as required during the full life cycle.  Position focuses primarily on the LabView-centric test sets (such as SEITS, MDTS, PTS, etc.), however other test sets within the EGSE suite may also require support.  Position may require some travel.

Principal Software Engineer – Test Sets

Salary: $101,400 – 152,200

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline

  • Minimum of 5 years software development experience or 3 years with a Master’s Degree or 0 years with PhD

  • Programming experience in LabView on Windows

  • Ability to travel 10% to support offsite operations

  • Ability to work on-call/extended hours (1-3 times a year)

  • Ability to obtain/maintain a U.S. Government Security Clearance (SCI)

Sr. Principal Software Engineer – Test Sets

Salary: $125,800 – 188,600

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline

  • Minimum of 9 years software development experience or 7 years with a Master’s Degree or 4 years with PhD

  • Programming experience in LabView on Windows

  • Ability to travel 10% to support offsite operations

  • Ability to work on-call/extended hours (1-3 times a year)

  • Ability to obtain/maintain a U.S. Government Security Clearance (SCI)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited university

  • Active SCI clearance

  • Good understanding of basic networking concepts

  • Experience with instrumentation such as DMMs, MUX cards, PXI systems

  • Experience working with LabView Real-time Module and NI Linux Realtime OS

  • Able to troubleshoot and debug software & hardware


Salary Range: $101,400 USD - $152,200 USD
Salary Range 2: $125,800 USD - $188,600 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.