Northrop Grumman Software Engineer 2 in Melbourne, Florida

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for an Engineer Software 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, FL. This site is the center for design, development, and rapid prototyping of advanced airborne surveillance and battle management systems critical to our nation's security. The candidate will contribute to the design and development of the software systems supporting the state-of-the-art Avionic mission and vehicle testing facilities located throughout the expanding campus.

Essential Functions:

  • Candidate acts independently, supporting the integration lab, and has excellent interdisciplinary knowledge of systems in the lab

  • Technical planning, deployment, integration, test/validation, and configuration of Free and Open Software (FOSS), Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS), Government-off-the-Shelf (GOTS), and custom software.

  • Analyze test line designs, interpret electrical schematics and troubleshoot test stations

  • Continually verify all internal and external interfaces (physical, logical and functional) to ensure the individual subsystems or segments will operate together

  • Build high-quality, fully performing software in compliance with coding standards and technical design

  • Define, implement and document system test

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain program access

The selected candidate will work with an integration/development team and utilize best practices for integration and maintenance of complex systems. The candidate should also have experience working in an integrated lab environment and must be a quick learner, self-motivated and able to balance multiple-simultaneous tasks. They will participate in System Engineering, Software Development, System Integration and Test, Operations and Maintenance, Change Management and documentation for systems that will be used to verify and validate mission and vehicle systems prior to flight.

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 2 years of software engineering experience OR

  • Master's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university

  • Minimum 1 year of software design, integration, and/or test experience

  • A current DoD Secret or Top Secret/SCI level security clearance, to include a Single Scope Background Investigation, a periodic reinvestigation, or an original adjudication date completed within the last 6 years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Physics

  • System Test/Integration experience, to include reading electrical schematics, software programming, or troubleshooting electrical busses

  • Experience with software language/scripts such as C++ or Python

  • Experience with hardware-in-the-loop testing paradigm

  • Experience using oscilloscopes, bus analyzers, etc

  • Experience with simulation software design, implementation, and integration

  • Experience programming HW interfaces, to include 429, 1553, 1394, Ethernet, RS 485, or Analogs/Discretes

  • Ability to program and diagnose complex technical systems

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management

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.