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Software Engineer / Principal Software Engineer

Requisition ID: R10016299

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Rolling Meadows - IL, 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: 4

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 is looking to add to our talented team of Embedded Software Engineers. Our engineers are self-starters who are part of a team of software professionals developing world-class software to meet our customer’s high expectations.

We are looking for you to join our team as a Software/Principal Software Engineer based out of Rolling Meadows, IL. As a Software/Principal Software Engineer at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter. Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation.

The Embedded Software Engineer/Principal Embedded Software Engineer designs, develops, operates and maintains software and firmware components and computing systems software to be applied to and integrated with engineering, scientific and manufacturing requirements. Applies the appropriate standards, processes, procedures and tools throughout the system development life cycle to support the generation of engineering applications and products such as laboratory electronic warfare (EW) and Range training and simulation systems. Interfaces with customers, suppliers, application users and other technical and support personnel.

The ideal individual will have experience including the full software development life-cycle, which includes: requirements, design, coding, testing, and integration.

This position can be filled at the Software Engineer/Principal Software Engineer level:

Basic Qualifications for Software Engineer:

- Bachelor’s Degree in STEM field and minimum of 2 years of relevant professional work experience OR Master's degree in STEM field.

- Knowledge in programming embedded software using: Object Oriented design principles in C++

- Knowledge in operating system concepts for embedded systems (Linux or VxWorks)

- Ability to test, debug and integrate on embedded systems

- Knowledge in using requirement management, configuration management and change management tools.

- Ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret clearance

Basic Qualifications for Principal Software Engineer:

- Bachelor’s Degree in STEM field and minimum of 5 years of relevant professional work experience OR Master's degree in STEM field and minimum of 3 years of related professional work experience.

- Knowledge in programming embedded software using: Object Oriented design principles in C++

- Knowledge in operating system concepts for embedded systems (Linux or VxWorks)

- Ability to test, debug and integrate on embedded systems

- Knowledge in using requirement management, configuration management and change management tools.

- Ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:  

- Experience with DevSecOps and Agile Development 

- Experience with scripting languages such as: Python, Linux shell scripting.

- Experience on complex systems of systems utilizing parallel processing, distributed processing, multi-core, secure processing.

- Experience with interfaces such as: 1553, Ethernet, Serial and/or PCI-E.

- Understanding of digital signal processing design 


Salary Range: 77900 - 116900
Salary Range 2: 96600 - 145000

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 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/) 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 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.


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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.