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Staff Engineer Software

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Melbourne
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

The Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems (NGAS) Air Dominance (AD) division is looking for a candidate to support our Cyber team. This is a vital position supporting flight critical software design and development. Candidate will be responsible for implementing real time embedded cybersecurity requirements, software, and testing. Candidate will work under only general direction, independently determines, and develops approaches to solutions supporting the program needs. Candidate will act as a liaison from time to time with frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts.

Candidate shall be willing to travel to other sites to support TIMs, integration efforts, and other software related tasking. The Candidate shall also be willing to adjust work schedule to meet the needs of across the nation as required.

Designs, develops, documents, tests and debugs applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions. Conducts multidisciplinary research and collaborates with equipment designers and/or hardware engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of electronic data processing systems for product and commercial software. Determines computer user needs; analyzes system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls; prepares operating instructions; designs and develops compilers and assemblers, utility programs, and operating systems. Ensures software standards are met.

Essential Functions:
--- Develop a cybersecurity architecture and provide technical leadership for others during implementation
--- Provide technical solutions to a wide range of complex difficult problems that are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with programs objectives
--- In depth understanding and wide application of technical principle, theories, and concepts in the field listed under the basic qualifications
--- Design, develop, document, test and debug applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions
--- Conduct multidisciplinary research when needed and collaborates with equipment designers and/or hardware engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of electronic data processing systems for product
--- Follows and ensures software standards are met.

Basic Qualifications:
--- BS in Electrical Engineering or another STEM (Science, Technology, Engineer, Mathematics) discipline 9+ years of software engineering experience (7 years with a MS; 4 years with PhD)
--- Working knowledge of full product life cycle (requirements, design, implementation and test) of Software Design
--- Demonstrated experience developing architectural trade analysis and related documentation
--- Experience performing market analysis to identify COTS/GOTS candidate solutions for integration
--- Experience defining system functions and allocation to responsible software components to implement
--- Must possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of management and individual contributors
--- Knowledge of Embedded Software Systems Design and development
--- Demonstrated software programming experience in C, C++, and embedded assembly languages (e.g. ARM)
--- Experience with embedded real-time operating systems (RTOS) such as FreeRTOS, VxWorks, Mentor Nucleus, or Linux with PREEMPT_RT
--- Development of networking protocols such as TCP/IP and UDP
--- Experience reading and interpreting military requirements, specifications, and engineering drawings/schematics
--- Familiarity with revision control, documentation, planning, and review systems similar to GIT/SVN/ClearCase, DOORS, Jira/Rally/ClearQuest.
--- Experience participating in DevSecOps pipelines leveraging industry standard continuous integration (CI) and continuous deployment (CD) toolsets
--- Ability to assimilate new concepts quickly and independently
--- An ACTIVE Secret Security Clearance (or higher)

Preferred Qualifications:
--- MS in Electrical Engineering or comparable engineering discipline
--- Experience with virtual machine technology and containers
--- Experience with containerization technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes
--- Ability to understand secure / insecure programming concepts (format string vulnerabilities, heap overflows, etc.)
--- Familiarity with common source control tools (git, Mercurial, etc.) and automated build system workflows (Jenkins, Go, etc.)
--- Experience with the Agile methodology
--- Experience in anti-tamper and cybersecurity implementations also a plus
--- Experience and knowledge developing requirements for Firmware products
--- Active Top Secret security clearance

Salary Range: $134,700 USD - $202,100 USD

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Melbourne , Staff Engineer Software, IT / Software / Systems , Melbourne, Florida

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