Staff Cyber Software Engineer (Senior level)Cincinnati, OH

Requisition ID: R10134122

  • Category: Information Technology

  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Top Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 2

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 like “This company is insanely advanced” and “Wow. This is mind blowing.” See some of our recent and read about some of the to live in .

We are seeking cleared or clearable Senior Cyber Software Engineers who are self-motivated and energetic with a background in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related technical discipline.


This position involves developing solutions to national security threats with products that may involve kernel development, reverse engineering or vulnerability research of network and communication systems. The position requires 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 plus.

Essential Functions:

  • Kernel Mode (Windows, Linux) programming (C, C++, Assembly)

  • Reverse Engineering using IDAPro/Ghidra (x86, x64, MIPS, PPC, or ARM)

  • Vulnerability Research and Analysis

  • Customize network communication protocols

  • Network Programming (C/C++)

  • Network protocols TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, SSL, etc…

  • High level software architecture and DevSecOps

Basic Qualifications :

  • B.S. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field and 14 years of programming experience OR M.S. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field and 12 years of programming experience OR Ph.D. and 9 years of relevant work experience. NOTE: 4 years of relevant work experience can be substituted for the degree.

  • US Citizenship is required

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance prior to starting (NG will sponsor)

  • Demonstrated software programming experience in C/C++ Demonstrated software architecture experience

  • Experience with a debugging or system analysis tool (i.e. Wireshark, WinDBG, JTAG debuggers)

  • Technical leadership experience of small (3+) teams of engineers

  • Experience in two or more of the Essential Functions (listed above)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret security clearance

  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field

  • Experience with SDLC (software development life cycle)

  • Experience with virtual machine technology

  • Understanding of return oriented programming (ROP) concepts and execution

  • Ability to develop and implement shell code.

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

  • Familiarity with common source control tools (git, gitlab, etc.) and automated build system workflows (Jenkins, Go, etc.)

  • Experience with the Agile methodology

This position offers the option of a 9/80 work schedule. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Salary Range: $165,000 - $247,400

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. U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.