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Principal / Sr. Principal Embedded Software Engineer

Requisition ID: R10053324

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: San Antonio, Texas, 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: 6

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 Mission Systems Sector (NGMS) is a leading global provider of secure software-defined, hardware enabled mission systems. Our company is pioneering capabilities in a wide variety of sectors that keep our nation and our allies safe from undersea to space and cyberspace. NGMS is seeking Embedded Principal Software Engineers with the desire to learn new technologies to join our team in San Antonio, TX.

Candidates will develop embedded systems using primarily C/C++ across all phases of the software development lifecycle. Embedded software engineers at Northrop Grumman use Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices 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 successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team oriented. This role will interface with systems engineers to develop flow down software requirements and technical specifications. Responsibilities include identifying risks, suggesting mitigation, tracking defects, developing resolutions, and reporting status. The individual will develop complex software solutions, develop and execute unit tests, build verification test plans, and track and report test status. Additionally, the selected individual will conduct reviews of software related products, software designs, and additional technical documents. The selected individual will actively participate in as an Integrated Product Team (IPT) member in design reviews and technical peer reviews. Individuals must be self starters and able to efficiently operate in a team environment and are expected to prioritize and make recommendations to Technical Leads, as required, to implement tasking assigned.

This position may be filled as a Principal Embedded Software Engineer or Sr. Principal Embedded Software Engineer based on the qualifications listed below.

Position will serve on-site in San Antonio, TX.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Level:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline with 5+ years of relevant experience (3 years for MS degree, 0 years for PhD)
  • Experience working in C/C++.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain US Security Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications for Principal Level:

  • Proficiency developing real time embedded software.
  • Experience with full software lifecycle: specification, design, implementation, integration, debug and maintenance.
  • Experience in algorithmic application development and optimization.
  • Knowledge of Radar, Electronic Warfare, or Space technologies.
  • Experience with VxWorks and/or Linux Operating Systems.
  • Active DoD "Secret" Clearance (or higher).

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal Level:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline with 9+ years of relevant experience (7 years for MS degree, 4 years for PhD)
  • Experience working in C/C++.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain US Security Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications for Sr. Principal Level:

  • Proficiency developing real time embedded software.
  • Experience with full software lifecycle: specification, design, implementation, integration, debug and maintenance.
  • Experience in algorithmic application development and optimization.
  • Knowledge of Radar, Electronic Warfare, or Space technologies.
  • Experience with VxWorks and/or Linux Operating Systems.
  • Active DoD "Secret" Clearance (or higher).

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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.