Cyber Software/ Principal Cyber Software Engineer

Requisition ID: 21013860

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: San Antonio, Texas
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In this rapidly changing global security environment, Northrop Grumman is looking for innovators who can build on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. At Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.   Are you interested in defining possible? Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Cyber Software Engineer or Principal Cyber Software Engineer to join our team in San Antonio, Texas.    This position involves developing solutions to national security threats with products that may involve kernel development, reverse engineering or vulnerability research of network and communication systems. The position requires solid software development skills including a familiarity with scripting languages. Knowledge of computer networking, modern software development environments, embedded programming, and software configuration management tools is a plus. This position performs a variety of tasks and may include specialization in several sub-fields such as kernel mode programming for platforms such as Windows and Linux in C, C++, or Assembly, reverse engineering of various instruction set architectures including x86, x64, MIPS, PPC, or ARM, and vulnerability analysis. This position also requires a detailed understanding of network programming and common network protocols.   The successful candidate will participate in a broad range of technologies with exposure to multiple technical disciplines that provide critical solutions to U.S. government agencies and the Department of Defense. Many of the problem-sets our customer expect us to solve do not have known solutions, so ingenuity is essential. We are pushing the boundaries and defining what is possible in cyber space.   This position may be filled at a either Cyber Software or Principal Cybe Software level based on the requirements below.   MSSATX

Basic Qualifications:
  • Cybe Software: Bachelor’s degree in related field with 2 years of experience. Or, 0 years with a Master’s degree. An additional 4 years of experience is required in lieu of a degree.
  • Principal Cyber Software: Bachelor’s degree in related field with 5 years of experience. Or, 3 years with a Master’s degree. Or, 0 years with a PhD. An additional 4 years of experience is required in lieu of a degree.
  • US Citizenship with active DoD Secret Clearance and ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance
  • Demonstrated software programming experience in C/C++
  • Experience in software development to include any of the following: kernel mode, embedded, command and control, web applications, network applications
  Preferred Qualifications:
  • Active Top Secret security clearance
  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field
  • Familiarity with Assembly Languages (x86, x64, MIPS, PPC, or ARM)
  • Experience using a debugging or system analysis tool (i.e. Wireshark, IDAPro, OllyDebug, WinDBG, JTAG debuggers)
  • Experience developing software for multiple operating system environments
  • Experience with virtual machine technology
  • OS Internals experience
  • Development of lower level networking protocols such as TCP/IP and UDP
  • Understanding of return oriented programming (ROP) concepts and execution
  • Ability to develop and implement shell code
  • Ability to understand secure / insecure programming concepts (format string vulnerabilities, heap overflows, etc.)
  • Familiarity with common source control tools (git, Mercurial, etc.) and automated build system workflows (Jenkins, Go, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Agile and DevSecOps concepts (source code management, pipelines, automated security scanning)
What We Can Offer You:   Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family.   Your benefits will include the following:   Health Plan Savings Plan Paid Time Off Additional benefits Education Assistance Training and Development 9/80 Schedule at Many Sites   https://benefits.northropgrumman.com/us/en2/BenefitsOverview/Pages/default.aspx   Additional Northrop Grumman Information:   Northrop Grumman has approximately 90,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 27 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.   Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.   Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.  
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 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.


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