Principal Embedded Software Engineer

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United States-Oklahoma-Oklahoma City, United States


Full Time

20 days ago

Job description


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


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.

If you want to put your talent, experience, and passions to use and be part of something greater, you are in the right place.


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 is a part of everything we do and 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 Part Of History, They Are Making History.


Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal Embedded Software Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Software organization in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where we define possible. 

Join our team to work in an embedded technology environment to develop software working with real time operating systems for use in flight and mission critical systems.   We build complex aircraft systems using the latest technologies including simulation, cloud computing, DevSecOps, and cyber that can rapidly evolve to deliver enhanced capabilities for fielded systems, modernizing in partnership with our customers to meet their most complex missions. Bring your innovative ideas and ingenuity, to help us define possible and have some fun along the way.



In this role you will design, develop, integrate, modify and maintain customized or standardized embedded mission systems applications using software engineering best practices and standards, and participate in the full life-cycle of software development, to include requirements development, modeling and design, application development, unit to CSCI testing, integration, formal system testing, release, installation, and maintenance.

Essential Functions:

• Work in an innovative environment, on significantly diverse assignments, and in collaborative team settings across all levels

• Participate in the full software development life cycle including requirements, design, implementation, qualification, and delivery of software products to our customers

• Architect and develop embedded mission systems software applications on a real time operating system

•Be a part of Agile Scrum teams to develop software products for multiple software baselines


The individual we seek will be self-motivated, proactive, goal-oriented to help us grow our services, become even better at what we do and will possess the following qualifications.


Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with 5 years of related engineering experience; OR a Master’s degree in STEM with 3 years of related engineering experience

• Experience with the full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) - software design requirements, application development, integration, testing, and deployment

• Experience with at least two of the following programming or scripting languages: C, C++, and Python

Familiar with Architecting, Designing, Implementing, Integrating, Verifying and Qualifying Safety-Critical Embedded Real Time Software running on various RTOS (VxWorks, Integrity, Real Time Embedded Linux).

Must have an active DoD Secret or higher clearance.

• Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance prior to the commencement of employment.


Preferred Qualifications:


• Strong understanding of C and C++ languages including templates, memory storage, and compiler/linker

• Ability to collaborate with systems engineers, hardware designers and integration/test engineers to develop and maintain complex software systems

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

Experience with Agile Software Development, object-oriented architectures, designs, programming, debugging, and hardware-software integration and testing.

Experience with Software Change Control, Change Management, Code Quality, Static Analysis, and CI/CD tools such as: Atlassian tool suite, Jira, GitHub, GitLab, SonarQube, Coverity, AND/OR Jenkins

Experience with DOORs AND Software Requirement Specification Testing using Simulators, automated scripting languages such as Python, MATLAB, JavaScript, AND/OR Bash.

Experience with Static & Dynamic Code Analysis Tools and Fuzzing Tools such as: Coverity, Fortify, AND/OR SonarQube

Experience architecting, Designing, Modeling (Rhapsody or Cameo), Implementing, Maintaining, integrating, and Debugging OO C++ software running on Real-Time Operating systems such as:  VxWorks, Integrity, AND/OR Real Time Embedded Linux.

Thrive with Us

At Northrop Grumman we are invested in the growth and well-being off all our employees. We offer flexible work arrangements, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment.


Our Total Rewards Program offers a comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.


We have a new Academy which is a onboarding and professional development / employee engagement tool we’ve designed to support employees and their teams. A newsletter is sent out each month to keep the division apprised of upcoming events. There are three areas of focus: Mission Education, Leadership Excellence, and Program Orientation.


You will have the opportunity to join Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself. Every ERG is inclusive of all employees! 

If you are ready to join us in defining possible, apply now. 

Salary Range: $87,800.00 - $109,700.00

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.

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