Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

GNC Software Engineer

Chandler, AZ
Engineering and Sciences


Job Description

Job ID: KF20182009-47694

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

The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for developing and testing launch vehicle software for both flight simulation code and flight software. The candidate will work in conjunction with the GNC developers to assess limitations, and performance of the software.   This position requires excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively with multiple developers to understand software requirements and implementations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience and/or exposure to Object Oriented (OO) software development with the C++ programming language
  • Experience and/or exposure to software testing, including unit testing
  • Proficiency with Linux and Linux development tool sets
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An active security clearance or the ability to quickly obtain a security clearance      is required

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience and/or exposure with embedded real-time software development, debug and test

 Required Education/Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS) in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer      Engineering or related

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


Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 0-1 Year
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Flight