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Northrop Grumman Engineer/Principal Engineer, Embedded Software, Space and Satelitte Systems in Dulles, Virginia

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

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, design, implementation and integration, 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. Experience with processor/FPGA integration and Software

Defined Radio development is valuable. 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


  1. Work directly with integration and test and other production engineering disciplines to resolve complex spacecraft

system problems

  1. Develop embedded avionics software in support of National Security objectives


This position may be filled at an Engineer or Principal Engineering Level, depending on the years of experience candidates bring.

Basic Qualifications for a Engineering Level:

  • BS in Software/Electrical/Computer/Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, or similar degree with a minimum of 2 years of experience.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Engineering Level:

  • BS in Software/Electrical/Computer/Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, or similar degree with a minimum of 5 years of experience.

Remaining Basic Qualifications for this role for both levels:

  • C or C++ experience

  • US Citizenship 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