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Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer (Level 1-2)

Requisition ID: R10044296

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Sykesville, Maryland, 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
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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, Sykesville, MD is seeking an Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer to be responsible for writing control loops, device drivers, middleware, and application development.  Some of the software is running on Linux or VxWorks Platforms. The work will involve analysis, design, development, integration, debugging, and verification of software and drivers in C/C++.

The ideal person will interface with systems engineering to develop flow down software requirements and technical specifications. This person will need to identify risks, suggest mitigation, track defects, develop resolutions, and report status. Will also develop and execute unit and build verification test plans, track and report test status. 

Basic Qualifications for Level 2:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Engineering /Computer Science or other related technical area with at least 2 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; 0 years of related experience with a Master's degree.
  • Proficiency in C or C++ required.
  • Experience with full software lifecycle: specification, design, implementation, integration, debug, and maintenance required.
  • Familiarity with a structured process driven software development environment including peer reviews of all work products, using a revision control system, defect tracking, and build release practices required.

Basic Qualifications for Level 1:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Engineering /Computer Science or other related technical area with 0 years of experience with a Bachelor's degree
  • Proficiency in C or C++ required.
  • Experience with full software lifecycle: specification, design, implementation, integration, debug, and maintenance required.
  • Familiarity with a structured process driven software development environment including peer reviews of all work products, using a revision control system, defect tracking, and build release practices required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Linux and VxWorks is a plus.
  • Exposure to Agile and UML is a plus.
  • Good communication and documentation skills required.

Salary Range: $78,600 USD - $118,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $65,000 USD - $97,600 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.