Mid-Career Embedded Software EngineerCincinnati, OH

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 - Cincinnati (aka Xetron), part of Mission Systems sector, focused on the development of new capabilities for our military and intelligence customers around the globe. Our Northrop Grumman Cincinnati, Ohio small business culture operates collaboratively within a larger corporation providing the benefits of both. This unique relationship offers employees the ability to know everyone at the site while working on technologies and products that are beyond state-of-the-art. You and your team will wrestle with the next big problems in an atmosphere of collaboration and cooperation, sharing your expertise while learning from the expert next to you. Remember when you were excited about getting to work because the challenge of the problem, the importance of the solution and the fun you had with your team? It's that kind of place! But don't take my word for it. See for yourself! See why we receive comments on our YouTube Videos like "This company is insanely advanced" and "Wow. This is mind blowing." See some of our recent Awards and Recognition and read about some of the reasons to live in Cincinnati .

We are seeking cleared or clearable Embedded Software Engineers to contribute to our sensor, communication, and cyber systems in Cincinnati, OH!

Engineers here are part of multi-disciplinary program teams implementing next-generation, specialized communication systems and sensing systems critical to US intelligence customers and allies. Our teams also develop solutions to national security threats with products that may involve kernel development, reverse engineering or vulnerability research of network and communication systems. Our positions require 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 must.

Programs at Northrop Grumman in Cincinnati are engineering intensive, rapid-schedule jobs for diverse SIGINT/EW and Cyber applications. We research and solve problems in the areas of advanced waveform development, low size, weight, and power (low SWaP) processing systems, specialized space communication payloads, persistent signal surveillance systems, and offensive cyber techniques. Team members conduct all phases of these programs, including requirements generation, hardware-selection, software development, and system integration and test.

Our employees have the option of Northrop Grumman's flexible work arrangements, including 9/80 schedules and 4/10 schedules. We offer training and learning opportunities supporting technical and personal growth in al business areas that benefit our customers. Northrop Grumman offers competitive benefits including 401k matching! For more details on our benefits Northrop Grumman Total Rewards

Are you seeking a challenging role with a strong team? Come define possible with us in Cincinnati!

This position can be filled at the Principal Engineer, or Senior Principal Engineer level.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Embedded Software Engineer:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in science, engineering, or related field with 5 Years of experience; or 3 years with a Masters (MS) degree; or 0 years with a PhD

  • Experience with C, C++, and assembly languages such as x86, ARM, and RISC-V

  • Experience with embedded systems development environments such as Xilinx SDK, TI Code Composer Studio, IAR Embedded Workbench, and the GNU compiler collection (GCC) and associated tools

  • Experience with embedded systems debugging and system analysis tools such as. JTAG emulators, remote GDB servers, USB or benchtop logic analyzers)

  • US Citizenship is required.

  • Candidates must obtain a DoD Top Secret security clearance prior to starting employment (NG Sponsored).

Basic Qualifications for Senior Principal Embedded Software Engineer:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in science, engineering, or related field with 9 Years of experience; or 7 years with a Masters (MS) degree; or 4 years with a PhD

  • Experience with C, C++, and assembly languages such as x86, ARM, and RISC-V

  • Experience with embedded systems development environments such as Xilinx SDK, TI Code Composer Studio, IAR Embedded Workbench, and the GNU compiler collection (GCC) and associated tools

  • Experience with embedded systems debugging and system analysis tools such as. JTAG emulators, remote GDB servers, USB or benchtop logic analyzers)

  • US Citizenship is required.

  • Candidates must obtain a DoD Top Secret security clearance prior to starting employment. (NG Sponsored)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with embedded communications protocols such as SPI, I2C, RS-232, CAN, SpaceWire, and MIL-STD-1553B

  • Experience in software development to include any of the following: kernel mode, embedded, command and control, web applications, network applications

  • Ability to understand secure / insecure programming concepts (format string vulnerabilities, heap overflows, etc.)

  • Interest in digital signal processing (DSP)

  • Experience with GNU Radio or other software-defined radio (SDR) platforms

  • Proficient with MATLAB/Octave

  • Experience with embedded real-time operating systems (RTOS) such as FreeRTOS, VxWorks, or Linux with PREEMPT_RT

  • Development of networking protocols such as TCP/IP and UDP

  • Modern software development processes (e.g., Agile, DevOps, DevSecOps)

Salary Range: $107,300 - $160,900

Salary Range 2: $133,000 - $199,600

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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.