Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Embedded Software Engineer

Dulles, VA
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: JDC20181309-47547

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.


Job Summary:

Under close direction, assist in the development, creation, and modification of computer applications software. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. A software/computer/electrical engineer, motivated to learn and excel in an embedded software development environment, is needed for immediate support of National Security Space programs.

 Job Responsibilities:

The ideal candidate will have expertise in C/C++ programming, hands on experience with real-time operating systems (VxWorks) and be knowledgeable of embedded software development, integration and test of aerospace avionics systems. Excellent reading and writing skills are required as the candidate will be involved in the entire software development lifecycle and will interact frequently with other engineering technical experts. Candidates will participate in software requirements analysis and specification, test planning from unit to system level, planning and performing software qualification tests and writing test reports as part of teams developing software for both existing and in-development spacecraft programs. An understanding of waterfall, spiral and Agile software development processes and continuous integration using Jenkins is valuable and the ability to use open source tools to perform software rapid prototyping is also desirable.

In addition to developing software, candidates should be familiar with basic electrical engineering practices as they apply to integration and debugging of systems in a laboratory setting.

Education and Experience:

**Top Secret Security Clearance is required**

Requires BS in Engineering & 2 years or Master’s Degree in Engineering.


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


Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 1-3 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Information Technology
Group: Space