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Northrop Grumman Sr. Principal Engineer Embedded S/W (Radio) in Fairfax, 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. The Northrop Grumman Payload and Ground Systems Division is a strategic partner specializing in delivering intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance solutions for classified and unclassified missions in the space domain. We provide integrated classified support in the form of space domain awareness, satellite mission operations, satellite command and control and development and deployment of restricted payload solutions.

The REDHAWK Center of Excellence is looking for a Cleared Sr. Principal Engineer Embedded S/W (Radio) to assist with supporting our Customer's Software Defined Radio mission. These positions will include a mix of standard server-level as well as embedded systems programming, and the ideal candidate will have a mixture of both experiences.

General Job Duties Include:

  • Designs, develops, operates and maintains software and firmware components and computing systems software to be applied to and integrated with engineering, scientific and manufacturing requirements.

  • Applies the appropriate standards, processes, procedures and tools throughout the system development life cycle to support the generation of such engineering applications and products such as laboratory simulation systems, aircraft flight control and display systems, pacemakers, defibrillators, mechanical and electrical systems. Interfaces with customers, suppliers, application users and other technical and support personnel.

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Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science Degree with 9 years relevant experience OR Masters Degree with 7 years relevant experience OR PhD with 4 years relevant experience

  • Active TS/SCI clearance with a willingness and ability to upgrade to a full scope poly

  • Experience and knowledge in RF communications, gnuradio or X-MIDAS

  • 5 years of experience writing software in C, C++ with some python experience coding mathematical algorithms from Matlab models or reference material

  • Experience with object oriented methodologies and software application development methodologies in a distributed team environment

  • Messaging techniques such as sockets, UDP, TCP

  • Portable, write-once, run on multiple targets, experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with REDHAWK and/or TOA (Extensive gnuradio or X-MIDAS experience may be able to substitute for RH/TOA)

  • Experience moving software from servers to smaller form factor embedded systems.

  • Embedded platform software development, including Embedded ARM processors in the Xilinx family of FPGAs

  • Code architecture and optimization for performance in embedded processors and systems

  • Interfacing between processors and hardware in the system through register interfaces, messaging stacks and direct processor-fabric interfaces - Low level interrupts - Processor - FPGA and Processor-GPU APIs

  • Debugging and application delivery in embedded systems

  • Software Defined Radio platform 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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Category : Engineering

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