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Sr Principal Engineer Software - Embedded

Northrop Grumman | San Diego CA 92199 USA | Full Time | Posted: 05/29/2020

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At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 Aerospace Systems has an opening for an experienced Sr. Principal Engineer Software - Embedded to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in San Diego, CA.

Candidates will work on software supporting various space, aircraft, and ground systems in all phases of the software development lifecycle including design, development and test. Candidates will work on software systems primarily in C/C++ development, with a focus toward embedded design.

Essential Functions:
  • Develop new software modules supporting cutting-edge technology.
  • Ensure software quality through unit testing.
  • Support software integration and system testing.
  • Assist in system design and troubleshooting.
  • Identify and implement software bug fixes.
  • Update and maintain software documentation.

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels. Candidate must be comfortable in both development and lab environments, and be able to collaborate closely with system engineers, hardware designers, and integration/test engineers. This position is for a software developer with a primary focus on embedded design.

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 9 years of related experience, or a Master's Degree in STEM and 7 years of related experience, or a PhD in STEM and 4 years of related experience
  • Experience developing software C or C++, object oriented programming, embedded software design methods, and formal software life cycle development methodologies - requirements through test
  • Experience in Agile development methodologies
  • An active in-scope DoD Top Secret clearance and t he ability to obtain and maintain program access


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering.
  • Experience developing with the VxWorks Real Time Operating System.
  • Excellent 2-way communication skills (upward and downward).
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management.
  • Availability to support occasional travel.
  • Experience with software test automation.


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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    Location San Diego, CA, 92199, United States
    Categories Engineering
    Sec Clearances Top Secret (TS)

    Location Maptop

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