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Software Engineer/Principal Software Engineer

at Northrop Grumman Corporation

Posted: 9/28/2019
Job Reference #: 19024437

Job Description

AtNorthrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work onrevolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, andfor generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us tobe at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history- from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, tolanding on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and apioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along theway. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity andbringing your whole self to work and we have an insatiable drive to do whatothers think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they'remaking history.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defenseand aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main productsinclude launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystemsand defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition;satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospacestructures.

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

Job Summary:
Perform embedded software development for missile systems. In this role as anembedded software developer, you will support design, coding, testing,integration, and verification of mission critical platforms, includingvehicles, sensors, and/or communications. As a team member you will besupporting software requirements development, software integration at both theunit level and systems level, software testing, and hardware/softwareintegration. You will be expected to follow a CMMI level 3 software developmentprocess, 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

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


Thisposition may be filled at a higher grade based upon qualifications listedbelow.



Basic Qualifications: 

This requisition may be filled at either a level 2 (Engineer) or level 3 (Principal Engineer).


Basic qualifications for level 2: 

  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, or Physics
  • 2 years engineering experience
  • Active US DoD issued Secret Clearance (or higher)
  • Experience programming in C/C


Basic qualifications for level 3: 

  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, or Physics
  • 5 years engineering experience
  • Active US DoD issued Secret Clearance (or higher)
  • Experience programming in C/C   

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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.