Staff Embedded Software ArchitectWoodland Hills, CA

Requisition ID: R10163645

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Woodland Hills, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: 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

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 Emerging Capabilities Development organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing an innovative technological capability across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

We are looking for you to join our team as an Embedded Software Architect based out of Woodland Hills, CA. As an Embedded Software Architect at Northrop Grumman, you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Using 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 innovation.

What You’ll get to Do:

The Future Positioning Navigation Timing Systems (FPNTS) team at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for a Senior Software Technical Leader to join our team as an Embedded Software Architect for Software Defined Receiver. This person will provide technical leadership of our Embedded Software Navigation R&D portfolio for military applications and is based out of Woodland Hills, CA.

  • Architect and develop embedded software platform utilizing C, C++, Ada or related languages to support research and development of SDR (Software Defined Receiver)

  • Shape leading-edge Software Defined Radio (SDR) systems for GPS, GNSS, and other cooperative signals including advanced signal processing techniques.

  • Lead a software team and navigation and timing experts in a team-based collaborative environment dedicated to advancing the state of the art.

  • Apply your research and development skills to architect real-world products and capabilities well beyond purely academic or theoretical.

  • Work in close collaboration with Government R&D organizations such as DARPA, AFRL, ONR, and Army labs to develop advanced navigation and timing technologies.

  • Present your ideas to internal and external groups; lead proposal activities; and represent Northrop Grumman at technical conferences and working groups.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Master of Science in a STEM discipline and a minimum of 12 years of prior relevant experience, or Ph.D. in STEM discipline; minimum 9 years of prior relevant experience.

  • US Citizenship

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance

  • Ability to work onsite full-time

Embedded Software Engineering focused skills:

  • Demonstrated experience developing embedded software utilizing C, C++, Ada or related languages (typically 10+ years of experience)

  • Demonstrated experience developing software using Green Hills Integrity Real-time Operating Systems, board support package (BSP), Green Hills Multi IDE and/or Wind River VxWorks RTOS/BSP for C/C++ or equivalent development tools.

  • Demonstrated experience in architecting, developing, and integrating real time embedded software for GPS Receivers, including integration on target hardware.

  • Expert knowledge of signal selection, acquisition and tracking, Position, Velocity, and Time (PVT) calculation, data demodulation, signal correction, jamming and spoofing or related applications

Systems Engineering skills:

  • Demonstrated experience with algorithm development for satellite acquisition, tracking, and receiver measurement formation.

  • Demonstrated experience with design: GPS receiver tracking loops, including characterization of platform dynamics, environmental/interference effects, jamming mitigation techniques on GPS processing.

  • Hands-On experience with Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) SDRs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering or Computer Engineering or any related field and a minimum of 12 years of prior relevant experience.

  • Working experience as a Team Lead, Technical Lead, and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) in fields of knowledge and expertise.

Software Engineering focused skills:

  • Experience with developing Vector Signal processing or Data processing algorithms for wireless communication technology

  • Familiarity with Agile lifecycle process including Scrum, Continuous Integration, Unit Test, and Test-Driven Methodologies

  • Familiarity with open system architectures (ex: ASPN, CMOSS, PNTOS, JADC2).

System Engineering Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience with military GPS modernization particularly M-code signal processing and capabilities.

  • Demonstrated experience with GPS satellite constellation simulator test equipment.

  • Demonstrated experience with inertial navigation systems (INS) mechanizations.

  • Familiarity with signals of opportunity and alternate navigation signals.

  • Familiarity with integrated INS/GPS navigation systems involving exposure to Kalman filtering / estimation theory.

This position is contingent upon the ability to obtain a Secret Clearance within a timeframe acceptable to management as well as contract award.

Salary Range: $165,000 - $247,600

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