Sr. Principal Software EngineerRolling Meadows, IL

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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security. Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

As a Sr. Principal Software Engineer at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter. Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation. The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.

Northrop Grumman is looking to add to our talented team of Embedded Software Engineers. Our engineers are self-starters who are part of a team of software professionals developing world-class software to meet our customer's high expectations.

The Embedded Software Engineer 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 engineering applications and products such as laboratory electronic warfare (EW) and Range training and simulation systems. Interfaces with customers, suppliers, application users and other technical and support personnel.

Job Responsibilities:

- Develops solutions by studying customer needs, conferring with users, reviewing technical documentation, and maintaining the software development lifecycle.

  • Establishes coding standards and design patterns

  • Actively drives organizational objectives through collaborative development and shared product objectives.

  • Provides level of effort estimates for software development.

  • Supports and develops software engineers by providing advice, coaching, best practices, and aides in improving software development processes.

  • Ensures high quality software development practices and processes are in place a followed at every level and phase of development.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM field with a minimum of 9 years of relevant professional work experience OR Master's degree in a STEM field and minimum 7 years of relevant professional work experience or in lieu of a degree, an additional 4 years of experience is required.

  • Robust knowledge of C++ specifically in an embedded environment

  • Experience with repository and package management tools: Github, Bitbucket

  • Experience using automated test tools such as Robot, Selenium

  • Knowledge of platform as a service tool such as Docker, Podman

  • Knowledge in operating system concepts for embedded systems (Linux or VxWorks)

  • US citizenship and must have interim Secret clearance prior to starting. Once started, must have the ability to obtain and maintain an Active Secret Security Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Electronic Warfare design experience

  • Understanding of high-speed digital signal processing design.

  • Experience on complex systems of systems utilizing parallel processing, distributed processing, multi-core, secure processing.

  • Experience with tools such as: DOORS

  • Experience using Model Based Engineering, UML, OOAD and OOP

  • Experience with interfaces such as: 1553, Ethernet, Serial and/or PCI-E.

  • Experience with Agile and/or Rapid prototyping software methodologies

  • Experience in embedded software programming on microcontrollers, DSPs or ARM cores embedded in FPGAs/SoCs

  • Understanding of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) design

Salary Range: $127,000 - $190,600

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.