Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Sr. Princ. Software Engineer

Beltsville, MD
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: JEZ20181107-46529

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

Based on goal-oriented objectives, develop, create and modify computer applications software. Analyze user needs and design or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. Coordinates with members of multi-functional team to develop innovative solutions.


Role Description & Responsibilities:

Electrical or Software Engineer with Software Defined Radio experience. Northrop Grumman seeks an engineer to join our Advanced Signals & Cyber (ASC) team with specialty in Software Defined Radio (SDR) to support our customer on-site and perform leading-edge development, and integration of real-time SDR and protocol processing systems.

Responsibilities include:

• Engaging in cutting edge research and development tasks

• Providing requirements and reports to the ASC team in order to support the customer needs

• Analyzing and troubleshooting system performance on-site

• Analyzing and implementing 3G/4G/5G wireless protocols including LTE and/or WiFi

• Implementation of real-time signal processing algorithms on Linux-based SDR platforms

• Representation of ideas in the form of technical reports, requirements documents, and design documents

• Close interaction with customers and software development team



• Top Secret Security Clearance, highly desirable but not required

• B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related field and 7 years of related work experience or M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related field and a minimum of 5 years of related work experience

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Design, Development, and Integration experience in C/C++

• Experience with developing on Linux systems (Ubuntu and/or CentOS)

• Experience in real-time SDR

• Familiarity with SW system integration processes, including experience with unit and system testing

• Experience developing systems for the Intelligence and Defense communities

• Knowledge of multi-threaded signal processing algorithms in C++ on Linux hosts

• Knowledge of software development for real-time systems

• Knowledge of digital communications theory, including detection, estimation, and demodulation

• Knowledge of 4G wireless air interface protocols

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: +10 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Space