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Principal Software Engineer

Sunnyvale, CA, USA | Northrop Grumman

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    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems is seeking a tenacious, focused, and curious software engineer. This position supports the integration environment for the state-of-the-art Advanced EHF (AEHF) military communications satellite program, and is located on-site in Sunnyvale, California.

As part of the AEHF Payload Test Equipment team supporting spacecraft/payload integration, you will participate in payload checkout, troubleshooting, and sustainment of the testing environment (test sets). You will be called upon to use your superior problem-solving skills to identify problems within a complex hardware/software system, determine root cause, follow a structured process to design and implement a resolution, and to re-deliver the test environment back to our customer. You will learn about the design and implementation of high-speed RF and digital communications systems, and will put that knowledge to use in keeping the integration efforts on schedule. 


Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in a STEM discipline with 5 years of Software Engineering experience; OR a STEM Master's Degree with 3 years of Software Engineering experience.

Proficiency in C/C++ and in structured software development in instrumentation control.

Experience troubleshooting embedded, real-time software on a VxWorks platform.

Ability to support 24/7 operations during formal test periods, or when equipment failures impact program schedules.

Active Secret security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Master's Degree in a STEM discipline

Previous experience as part of an Integration and Test (I&T) effort. Previous experience developing software to command/control GPIB (IEEE-488) interfaces.

Excellent interpersonal communications and collaboration skills.

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