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Senior Principal Software Systems Engineer in Baltimore, Maryland


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: No relocation assistance available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


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.

NGMS is seeking multiple Systems Software Engineers with the desire to learn new technologies to join our innovative Test Design Solutions (TDS) team to help develop, enhance and maintain software on cutting edge products and systems. Join a design community that offers unique design challenges and work closely with multiple engineering disciplines including Hardware, Firmware, Software, Mechanical Design, Systems Engineering, etc.

The ideal candidate is a self-driven problem solver. Employee will support the entire product lifecycle development, from design & implementation through flight test and debugging to ensure that product requirements are met. They will work closely with systems engineers, hardware design engineers, software engineers, and customers, troubleshooting and correcting root causes of various system level issues.

Additionally, the selected individual will conduct reviews of software related products, software designs, and technical documents. The responsibilities include active participation in Integrated Product Teams (IPT), design reviews, and other reviews, as required. The selected individual will actively participate in the technical peer reviews to ensure system/software requirements are being met from an end to end system point of view. Individuals must be self-starters and able to efficiently operate in a team environment. The selected individuals will be expected to prioritize and make recommendations to Technical Leads, as required.

This position is located in Linthicum, MD

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or other related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) degree.

  • A minimum of 9 years of experience in a related industry (7 years with MS, 4 years with PhD)

  • A combination of 9 years of recent experience using two or more of the following languages: C/C++, Python, MATLAB

  • Experience with design, test, and integrations for Linux based systems

  • Experience writing embedded (real time) and middleware control software in C/C++ Experience with using standard test equipment, including oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, protocol analyzers, pattern generators, and spectrum analyzers

  • Candidates must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain a U.S Secret clearance prior to starting employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active secret clearance (or higher)

  • Proficiency in real-time embedded and DSP software in C/C++ Experience with hands-on troubleshooting of server-based systems: working knowledge of RAIDS, servers, data acquisition, and data analysis

  • Working knowledge of common open standard interfaces and protocols (Ethernet, sFPDP, PCI Express)

  • Experience with VxWorks Operating System

  • Experience with STIG implementations

  • Experience with Visual Studio, .Net & GUI experience

  • Experience with XML

  • Experience with ClearCase/ClearQuest Configuration Management Tool set

  • Excellent integration troubleshooting skills

  • Technical leadership experience

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

Salary Range: $119,800.00 - $179,600.00

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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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