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Sr Principal Engineer Software

Chandler, AZ, USA | Northrop Grumman

  • Industry:
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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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 the design and implementation of embedded software, simulation, and test tools through the full software life cycle for launch vehicles. This includes the development of software requirement specifications and design documentation as well as participating in software process activities including peer reviews, integration testing, and configuration management. The candidate may also work in conjunction with a software project manager to develop schedules, track progress, lead a development team, and support internal and external program and customer meetings. The ideal candidate shall possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering with a minimum of 10 years of experience. 

U.S. Citizen and the ability to obtain a security clearance is also required. Candidates should have experience with large real-time embedded systems and the full software development lifecycle. Experience with software project management is a plus.  


Basic Qualifications: 

9 Years with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD.

Object Oriented (OO) software development experience with the C++ programming language 

Experience in embedded real-time software development, debug and test 

Experience with real time operating systems (RTOS) environments including VxWorks, Integrity, LynxOS or other equivalent RTOS 

Proficient written and verbal communication skills 

Experience with full software development lifecycle 

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with PowerPC processors (PPC 750, 8260 & 8280) 

Interrupt Service Routine, Device Driver, and chip level software development and debugging experience 

Working knowledge of hardware/software analysis tools (debuggers, logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, emulators, etc) 

Proficiency with Linux and Linux based software development tools 

Familiarity with DOORS (Requirement Management System), Rational Rose

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