Northrop Grumman Engineer Software 3 in Cincinnati, Ohio

Join Northrop Grumman Xetron, part of Mission Systems sector, focused on the development of new capabilities for our military and intelligence customers around the globe. At Xetron we are designing systems that science fiction writers

describe they are just that cool! Remember when you were eager about getting to work because of the excitement of the challenge, the importance of

the solution, and the fun you had with your team? Xetron is that kind of place! As a small Operating Unit of the larger Northrop Grumman Corporation located in Cincinnati Ohio, Xetron is a rare example of a company with a small business

culture operating collaboratively with its larger business parent. This unique relationship offers employees the ability to literally know everyone at the site at a personal level while still working on technologies and products that are beyond

state-of-the-art. You'll get the opportunity to wrestle with the next big problems in an atmosphere of collaboration and cooperation, sharing your expertise with team members at all levels.

We are seeking cleared or clearable Software Engineers who are self-motivated, energetic individuals with a background in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related technical discipline who are interested in solving cyber

challenges of national interest.

Successful candidates will participate in a broad range of applications with exposure to a variety of programs that provide critical solutions to U.S. government agencies and the Department of Defense. Consequently, we are seeking engineers who already have security clearance, or those who are readily clearable.

The selected engineer will:

  • Develop solutions for national security threats, creating products that may involve networking and communication


  • Work with various multi-disciplined product development teams to develop software systems and tools, participate in technical reviews and provide customer support.

  • Perform analysis/modification of existing software

  • Develop software using languages such as C/C++, Java, Python or PHP

  • Generate applicable documentation

  • Interface with customers, program management and technical staff

  • Provide problem resolution and improvement recommendations

  • Occasionally travel to Northrop Grumman and Government locations within the United States

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field and 5 years of relevant work experience OR a

M.S. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field and 3 years of relevant work experience (OR a

Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field and 0 years of relevant work experience).

  • Strong software development skills in C/C++ or Java and a familiarity with scripting languages(i.e. Python, PHP)

  • Experience with analysis tools such as Wireshark or WinDBG

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government Top Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

An advanced degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field

  • Experience developing software for multiple operating system environments

  • Experience with virtual machine technologies

  • Experience in software development, including any of the following: embedded programming, command and control, web

applications, network applications, software configuration management tools

  • OS Internals experience

  • Experience with the Agile development methodology

  • Active security clearance, with the ability to obtain a Top Secret clearance

This position offers the option of a 9/80 work schedule. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work nine-hour days

Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

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.