Staff Engineer Embedded Software - Software Architect-20000223

Location: Point Mugu
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: Secret
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift

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 nations 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, theyre making history.

The Engineering & Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Staff Engineer Embedded Software - Software Architect based out of Point Mugu, CA.

What Youll get to Do:

We are seeking a lead Software Architect for a full time assignment supporting design and development of Airborne Electronic Attack programs with our Navy Customer at Pt. Mugu. The focus for this assignment will be developing Mission Planning software for the Navy's Electronic Warfare Services (EWS) at Pt. Mugu. The successful candidate will have experience working as a Software Architect supporting the design, development and integration in full life cycle system development. We are looking for a senior-level software engineer with the ability to work in a dynamic team environment that requires interaction with distributed teams including the Navy customer and other contractors. The position requires the ability to coordinate and collaborate with external organizations and internal functional disciplines to plan, execute and work through program activities and issues; with strong oral/written communications skills and demonstrated technical leadership capabilities. Must be able to maintain strong customer relationships and provide innovative technical solutions specific to software and the domain of electronic attack.


Basic Qualifications: 

  • BS degree in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) from an accredited institution with 14+ years of experience in the development and maintenance of real-time embedded software systems; Master's degree with 12+ years of experience; PhD with 9+ years of experience
  • This position requires the ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance which requires US citizenship.
  • A Interim Secret Clearance is required to start.
  • Must have experience with microservice architecture and development for an enterprise system
  • Knowledge of 3rd party capabilities for microservices that wouod support product re-use
  • The ability to think in both a macro and micro sense, present, discuss, and socialize system design concepts with stakeholders, and negotiate with stakeholders on their system needs and objectives
  • Experience with Agile tools (Atlassian, JIRA, Jenkins)
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to function as a member of an integrated team is essential.


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with Electronic Warfare, Mission Planning, and aircraft avionics
  • Experience with Agile methodologies such as SCRUM, SAFe
  • Database experience (SQL Server)
  • A current DoD Secret Clearance or higher.


What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

  • Health Plan
  • Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Education Assistance
  • Training and Development

  • Flexible Work Arrangements

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.

Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.


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 ID: 20000223

What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work..
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
Secret Required
Yes, 10 % of the Time
No - Teleworking not available for this position