Sr Principal Software Engineer- RF Test Set (Cleared)

Aerospace, Systems, Software, Engineer, RF, Test, Engineering, Security, Computer
Full Time
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Sr. Principal Software Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Manhattan Beach, CA.

The selected candidate will design, implement, and sustain software to support manufacturing and test in a lab environment supporting various space, aircraft, and ground systems.

Essential Functions:

  • Serve as the Point-of-Contact for one or more RF Test Sets, potentially leading a small team
  • Develop and maintain LabVIEW software responsible for automating instrumentation for the purpose of testing RF components
  • Understand RF test methodology and instrumentation to aid with troubleshooting and diagnosing problems
  • Provide innovative solutions that decrease test time, decrease data review time, or improve quality of data
  • Work closely with multiple stakeholders, including test engineers, responsible design engineers, and system engineers
  • Provide timely support on the factory floor to ensure minimal delays in test


The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, multi-tasking, collaborative/team settings across all levels. Candidate must be comfortable in a lab environment and be able to collaborate closely with system engineers, hardware designers, and integration/test engineers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and9 years of software engineering experience OR Master's Degree in STEM and7 years of software engineering experience OR PhD and4 years of software engineering experience.
  • Candidate must have, and be able to maintain, at least ONE of the following active U.S. Government Security cCearances:
    • Dept of Defense Top Secret level with a background investigation date within 6 years
    • OR SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years
    • OR Dept of Energy Q clearance with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering
  • Experience developing software in LabVIEW
  • Experience with instrument automation and test set software development
  • Experience with RF test methodology and instrumentation
  • Experience working in an environment with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience leading a small team

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.
Dice Id : 10122071
Position Id : 19032277
Originally Posted : 2 months ago
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