Principal/Sr Principal Software Engineer

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 Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is currently seeking a Principal/Sr Principal Software Engineer in Northridge, CA. Relocation assistance, while not guaranteed, may be available for this position.

Job Summary:
Perform embedded software development for missile systems. In this role as an embedded software developer, you will support design, coding, testing, integration, and verification of mission critical platforms, including vehicles, sensors, and/or communications. As a team member you will be supporting software requirements development, software integration at both the unit level and systems level, software testing, and hardware/software integration. You will be expected to follow a CMMI level 3 software development process, including documentation that supports the development process.

Job Responsibilities :
Follow Software Development Plan
Follow Software Requirement Specification
Follow CMMI Level 3 software development processes
Develop software designs using Unified Modeling Language (UML)
Develop software and conduct code reviews
Execute test plans and procedures allocated to software
Perform software unit testing and hardware-software integration
Interface with hardware engineers to address hardware issues
Support software integration activities in the lab and in the field
Interface with I&T team to support testing and analyze test results

Support system-level verification and validation
Participate in the development of design documentation, test plans/procedures, test reports

This position may be filled at a higher grade based upon qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications:

This position may be filled at either a Principal or Sr. Principal level.

The basic qualifications for a Principal engineer are as follows:

  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, or Physics with 5+ years engineering experience
  • Current/active U.S. Government issued DoD Secret clearance
  • Experience with C/C++ programming language

The basic qualifications for a Sr. Principal engineer are as follows:
  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, or Physics with 9+ years engineering experience
  • Current/active U.S. Government issued DoD Secret clearance
  • Experience with C/C++ programming language

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience programming for real-time operating systems
  • Experience with object-oriented design and implementation (UML)
  • Familiarity with standard software lifecycle processes
  • Knowledge of CMMI Level 3 process guidelines
  • Software testing/debugging in a laboratory environment
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.


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