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Senior Principal Engineer Software- Embedded and Real Time

Requisition ID: R10096997

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • Location Location: San Diego, CA, USA   |  Palmdale, CA, USA  |  Redondo Beach, CA, USA +2 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Senior Principal Embedded & Real Time Software Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Software organization.  This role can be located in San Diego, Redondo Beach or Palmdale, California.

In this role you will design, develop, integrate and test software for our end-user customers and businesses.  Specifically, you will be responsible for the design, architecture, development, and administration of embedded and real time systems.  You will work with multi-disciplinary teams, such as with Systems Engineering, Cloud & Application, Test Automation, DevSecOps and Systems Test, in an Agile software development environment.  You will analyze system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls. 

Essential Functions:
• Work in a fast-paced environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative team settings across all levels

• Participate in the full software development life cycle including requirements, design, implementation, qualification, and delivery of software products to our customers
• Operate in an embedded technology development environment working with real time operating systems for use in flight and mission critical systems

• Work in Agile Scrum teams to develop software products for multiple software baselines

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with 9 years of related engineering experience; OR a Master’s degree in STEM with 7 years of related engineering experience, or a PhD in STEM with 4 years of related engineering experience

• Experience with the full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

• Experience with developing software used for one of the following real-time applications: flight critical software, Safety critical software, medical software, or mission critical software

• Experience with three of the following tools: Jira, Crucible, Bitbucket, Subversion, Bamboo, Jenkins, Sonarqube, Fortify, or Coverity

• Familiarity with at least four data interfaces: 1553, 1394, 429, Serial, CAN, Discrete & Analog I/O, Ethernet/IP, or Fibre Channel

• Experience with one of the following real time operating systems: Wind River VxWorks, Green Hills Integrity, or Realtime Linux

• Able to perform maintenance on software architectures

• Able to design new software applications in a layered software architecture

• Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management
Must have an active DoD Secret or higher clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

• Strong understanding of PowerPC or ARM assembly language.
• Able to performs maintenance on software architectures

• Knowledge on how to perform maintenance on OS partition and isolation architectures

• Experience with leading a medium size (6-10) technical team with technical decision making

• Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance

This position reports to San Diego, CA, USA, however, you are able to work from any of the additional 2 locations listed above.

Salary Range: $129,700 USD - $194,500 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.