Embedded Software Engineer 2 (Active Secret Clearance Required)

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.
Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Sector, Military & Civil Space Systems Division, Azusa CA, is in need of an Embedded Software Engineer to work with an outstanding team in support of the SBIRS program and/or next generation sensors.

The candidate will be required to perform software development and maintenance of flight software which performs satellite payload on-orbit missions. As an overall Software Engineer, the candidate will act as an expert in technical discussions on key technological decisions involving the flight software and payload on-orbit missions. Additionally, troubleshoot any anomalies found with the embedded software. Good presentation and writing skills are also essential. Long term tasking includes developing an in depth knowledge of the SBIRS system to gain core competency to fully support the operations for on-orbit missions.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics)
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience with embedded software design, development and implementation
  • Experience with C++ programming languages
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance must be held and maintained. U.S. Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics)
  • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance
  • Experience with real-time programming
  • Experience with VxWorks
  • Experience with Perl or Python programming language
  • Experience with Low-level device driver programming
  • Experience with hardware/software interfaces


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.${descr2}${descr3}


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