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Sr. Staff Digital Engineer – Woodland Hills, CA

Requisition ID: R10101405

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Woodland Hills, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

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 is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security.  Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter.  Come be a part of our mission!

We are looking for you to join our team as a Digital Software Engineer based out of Woodland Hills, CA. As a Digital Software Engnieer 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 successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.

This position description does not represent a current opening but may be used to identify candidates with skills and experience for positions within Northrop Grumman that frequently become available. Candidates who express an interest may be considered for future positions at Northrop Grumman.


What You’ll get to Do:

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems sector is seeking a Sr. Staff Digital Software Engineer to join our diverse and talented Digital Technologies team in the design, implementation, and integration of real-time embedded software for our next generation Embedded GPS/Inertial Navigation System. The development will be performed at our Woodland Hills, CA site.

The day-to-day duties of this job are varied. For this role you will mostly function as an advisor or leader for a project/program and provide direction, mentorship and guidance to experienced professional staff or team of professional staff. You will be responsible for delivering periodic status updates to internal and external customers. Other duties include, participating in or leading the development of new or expansion of existing business opportunities to address the Assured PNT Problem Space. Finally, this role sometimes requires software and firmware (VHDL) development. This may include developing guidance, navigation, and control algorithms for missiles, aircraft, and/or small satellites and analyzing the stability and robustness of guidance and control algorithms using control theory and Monte Carlo simulations.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 15 years of engineering experience with a Bachelors of Science in a STEM discipline; 12 years of engineering experience with Masters; 9 Years with a PhD
  • Experience with full software lifecycle: specification, design, implementation, integration, debug and maintenance required
  • Experience in Software Architecture design and implementation
  • Excellent working knowledge of GNSS signals and ICDs
  • Experience in prototyping GPS algorithms for transition to real-time systems
  • Experience in design and implementation of real-time software in C for advanced GPS applications on an SoC
  • Experience creating VHDL/Verilog test benches and use of Chipscope to verify functionality of FPGA design
  • Experience with Advanced Digital Communication
  • Experience creating C based kernel modules (Firmware) to interface with FPGA (Logicware)
  • Familiarity with Python/Matlab for data analysis
  • Broad knowledge of system engineering processes to include requirements, architectures, interfaces, trades, and Modeling, Simulation and Analysis (MS&A)
  • US Citizenship is required in order to obtain and maintain security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as a Principal Investigator
  • Experience with GPS Directorate Security Citification processes and documents
  • Knowledge of FPGA based multi-rate DSP
  • Experience with advanced digital communication
  • Knowledge of PLLs, NCOs, Interpolation Filters, DACs, and other digital/analog signal synthesis methods
  • Experience with the use of Vivado Design Suite and Partial Reconfiguration for SoC development
  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance with an investigation date less than 5 years
  • Experience with development drivers and middleware (RTOS, Linux and/or VxWorks) and anti-tampering (cryptographic, secure comms, logging, SW deployment)
  • Experience with test framework/application and system verification

Salary Range: $196,800 USD - $295,200 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

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 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.