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Sr. Principal Embedded Software Engineer, Digital Engineering

Requisition ID: R10110690

  • 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 an Embedded Software Engineer / Digital Engineer based out of Woodland Hills, CA. As an Embedded Software Engineer / Digital 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 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 Digital Engineer, Embedded Software Engineer to join our diverse and talented Digital Technology team in the design, implementation, and integration of real-time embedded software & VHDL coding for our next generation Embedded GPS/Inertial Navigation System. Development performed at our Woodland Hills, CA site.

  • Designing and writing GPS receiver source code across our product line of hardware form factors
  • Debugging or modifying existing code to add new features or correct defects
  • Ensuring execution of the software engineering process across the development life cycle
  • Estimation, planning and prioritization of tasks to meet program deadlines
  • Reporting on project status and progress measured against specific plans
  • Developing host applications and tools to interface and test products
  • Supporting in the field integrations and demonstration efforts
  • Putting our customer first through customer support activities
  • Expanding our knowledge base together through mentorship and training opportunities.
  • Make the change and join us in our passionate pursuit to protect those that protect us!


Basic Qualifications:

  • 9+ years of Engineering experience with a Bachelors of Science in a STEM discipline; 7 years of Engineering experience with Masters, 4 years of experience with a PhD
  • Experience with both FPGA coding and embedded software
  • Experience with VHDL and or software lifecycle: specification, design, implementation, integration, debug, and maintenance required
  • Experience in Software Architecture design and implementation
  • Demonstrated use of high-level programming languages such as C, C++, or Java, or scripting languages such as Python
  • Experience in security architecting and coding
  • Experience using software management and workflow automation tools such as ClearCase, Git, ClearQuest, or Jira
  • US Citizenship is required in order to obtain and maintain security clearance
  • Engineering experience or academic background in the Navigation/FPNT domain, specifically in one or more of the following areas:
    • NAVWAR Algorithms
    • Timing and Distributed Clock Algorithms
    • Strapdown Inertial Navigation Systems
    • SDR or software defined radios
    • Instrument and navigation applications
    • Multi-Sensor Fusion Algorithms
    • Quantum Science
    • IMU Systems engineering
    • MEMS Instrument Engineering
    • Instrument engineering
  • Ability to work onsite

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Real-time safety-critical embedded software systems development experience (including APIs, interfaces and device drivers)
  • Demonstrated capability to develop UML software designs using design tools such as Rhapsody and/or Model Based Engineering designs using tools such as Simulink or SCADE
  • Experience with the full software lifecycle: specification, design, implementation and unit test, integration, and maintenance
  • Experience with software test tools such as LDRA and Vector Cast and code analysis tools such as Polyspace

Salary Range: $142,800 USD - $214,200 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.