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Sr Prncpl Engr Embedded S/W

Northrop Grumman

Dulles, VA 20164
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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 Space designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

We are seeking a Software/Computer/Electrical/Aerospace Engineer who is motivated to learn and excel in an embedded software development environment for immediate support of National Security Space programs. Candidates will participate in software requirements analysis and specification, test planning from unit to system level, planning and performing software qualification tests and writing test reports as part of teams developing software for both existing and in-development spacecraft programs.

In addition to developing software, candidates should be familiar with basic electrical engineering practices as they apply to integration and debugging of systems in a laboratory setting. The ideal candidate will have expertise in C/C++ programming, hands on experience with realtime operating systems (VxWorks) and be knowledgeable of embedded software integration and test activities on aerospace avionics systems. An understanding of waterfall, spiral and Agile software lifecycle processes and continuous integration using Jenkins is valuable. Familiarity with common devops tools and the ability to use them to perform software rapid prototyping and process automation is also desirable. Superior communication (reading, writing, speaking) fluency is necessary for this position.

Primary duties and responsibilities:
1. Participate in software requirements, design, implementation and test.
2. Make frequent contact with both internal and external customers concerning design, development and maintenance of software.
3. Act as a software subject matter expert for pre-proposal, proposal and existing program efforts. Represent the company as a customer contact on contracts or projects.
4. Work directly with integration and test and other production engineering disciplines to resolve complex spacecraft system problems
5. Develop embedded avionics software in support of National Security objectives

This position may be filled at the Principal or Senior Principal Software Engineer level, depending on experience and qualifications.


**Basic Qualifications for Principal Software Engineer**

+ BS degree in Computer, Software, Aerospace or Electrical Engineering
+ Minimum of 5 years of experience (or an MS Degree and 3 years, PhD and 1 year)
+ C++ programming experience
+ An active Top Secret clearance is required for this position.

**Basic Qualifications for a Senior Principal Software Engineer**

+ BS degree in Computer, Software, Aerospace or Electrical Engineering
+ Minimum of 9 years of experience (or MS Degree and 5 years, PhD and 3 years)
+ C++ programming experience
+ An active Top Secret clearance is required for this position.

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Aerospace avionics integration and test experience
+ Realtime operating system experience
+ Devops tools (Jenkins, git, jira, trac, svn, python) experience

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.

**Job Category** : Engineering
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