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Sr Principal Embedded Software Engineer (AHT)

Requisition ID: R10098114

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Rolling Meadows, IL, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions Available: 1

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 Defense Systems Sector has a need for an Sr. Principal Embedded Software Engineer to join our organization in Rolling Meadows, IL.  As an integral member of the Special Tactical Electronic Warfare Systems (STEWS) Engineering team, you will participate in design, development, and modernization to systems ranging from airborne RF and IR systems, laboratory test stations, and transportable flight line electronic combat system test sets.  Our ideal candidate will possess technical expertise and collaborative people skills with the proven ability to work within a technically diverse team. This position is located in Rolling Meadows, IL.

Design, develop, document, debug and test software applications and computing system software to be applied to and integrated with engineering, scientific and manufacturing requirements. Apply the appropriate standards, processes, procedures and tools throughout the system development life cycle to support the generation of such engineering applications and products.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or STEM related discipline and at least 9 years related experience

  • US Citizenship and the ability to obtain a US Government Secret Clearance

  • Experience dealing with performance optimizations in a symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) environment in a multi-core CPU system

  • Documenting software design using Unified Modeling Language (UML)

  • Experience implementing graphical user interfaces

  • Software testing/debugging in a laboratory environment

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, strong team building skills, and be comfortable working on a team with other engineering disciplines. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the design, development and test, or sustainment of airborne electronic systems

  • Experience with VxWorks and Linux operating systems

  • Familiarity with version control software (SVN/Git)

  • Experience with common Linux IDE debugging environments- such as Eclipse.

  • Current/Active DoD Secret Security Clearance

Salary Range: $78,600 USD - $118,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $96,900 USD - $145,300 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.