(On-Site) Sr Principal Embedded Software Engineer - Clearance Required Azusa, CA

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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman Space Systems Sector in Azusa, CA seeks a Senior Principal Software Engineer (Level 4) to join our Next Generation Geo/Polar Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) payload team. This role will report on-site daily to our Azusa, CA campus.

As a selected candidate you can support the design, development, documentation, testing, integration, and debugging of software written in various computer languages but with emphasis on C++ OO. You can ensure software standards are met. Understanding the importance of collaborating with a diverse team and across disciplines in an often-dynamic environment is a philosophy you share and demonstrate. At this point in your career, you have great problem-solving skills and are an expert software developer and tester. You work with minimal direction and can refine task details independently. Determining and developing technical solutions to complex problems is something you enjoy and thrive on. Continual skill development and knowledge expansion of your software and engineering expertise is part of your life. You live to solve challenges! Our mission to protect people, property, and democracy through the sensors we build is important to you.

We offer phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly collaborative workplace. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do. Does this sound like you?

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders, and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself! Every ERG is inclusive of all employees! Initiatives for diversity, equity, and inclusion are important to you and you value the differences in your teammates and your teammate's perspectives. You understand that such diversity leads to the optimal solutions to meet our customers' needs and you want to share your own voice in that process.

Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive environment, as well as our excellent work/life balance. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a 9/80 schedule, and a great 401K matching program.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree in a STEM field with 9 years of related software engineering experience OR a master's degree in a STEM field with 7 years of related software engineering experience, OR a PhD in a STEM field.

  • Demonstrated professional level experience in C/C++ (object-oriented) SW development and preferably experience as an embedded software engineer.

  • Demonstrated experience integrating with hardware/firmware.

  • Strong understanding of Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS) concepts, including task scheduling, context switching and inter-process communication with an emphasis on VxWorks 7 Operating System.

  • Experience with communication protocols.

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt and troubleshoot software/hardware interactions in a methodical way.

  • Demonstrated experience with unit level testing as well as I&T.

  • US Citizenship with an active DoD Secret level clearance.

  • Must be able to come on-site daily.

Preferred Qualifications Either Level:

  • Experience with Java or Ruby SW development and the ability to rapidly adapt and learn other languages as needs arise.

  • Experience with communication protocols such as SpaceWire/RMAP and MIL1553.

  • Experience interfacing software to firmware and the interactions via memory map addressing.

  • Experience with test tools, test automation, and test frameworks with an emphasis on GoogleTest.

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and analytic skills.

  • Team leadership experience.

  • Thrive on colleague interactions and collaboration.

  • Proficiency in software configuration management and version control tools (ClearCase, Git/GitHub, Subversion).

  • Proficiency in Agile development concepts, methodologies, and associated tools (Jira/Atlassian tools).

  • Experience with requirements development, software design, architecture, and code.

  • Experience developing and/or implementing complex algorithms.

  • Experience with Static Code Analysis (SCA) tools (Fortify, SonarQube).

  • Linux operating system experience (administration would be a plus).

  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance or higher.

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

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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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