Principal Cyber Software Engineer / Sr. Principal Cyber Software Engineer (C/C++) at Northrop Grumman (Cincinnati, OH)

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US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: Yes

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available

CLEARANCE TYPE: Top Secret

TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time

Description

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Join Northrop Grumman - Xetron, part of Mission Systems sector, focused on the development of new capabilities for our military and intelligence customers around the globe. Remember when you were eager about getting to work because of the excitement of the challenge, the importance of the solution, and the fun you had with your team? Xetron is that kind of place!

As a small Operating Unit of the larger Northrop Grumman Corporation located in Cincinnati Ohio, Xetron is a rare example of a company with a small business culture operating collaboratively with its larger business entity. This unique relationship offers employees the ability to literally know everyone at the site at a personal level while still working on technologies and products that are beyond state-of-the-art. You'll get the opportunity to wrestle with the next big problems in an atmosphere of collaboration and cooperation, sharing your expertise with team members at all levels.

We are seeking mid-career or senior level, cleared or clearable Cyber Software Engineers in a variety technical disciplines who are self-motivated and energetic with a background in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related technical discipline.

Essential Functions:

The successful candidates will participate in a broad range of technologies with exposure to a variety of technical disciplines (as described below) that provide critical solutions to U.S. government agencies and the Department of Defense. Many of the problem-sets our customer expect us to solve do not have known solutions, so ingenuity is essential. We are pushing the boundaries and defining what is possible in cyber space. Reverse Engineering and Communications

This position involves developing solutions to national security threats with products that may involve kernel development, reverse engineering or vulnerability research of network and communication systems. The position requires solid software development skills including a familiarity with scripting lan guages. Knowledge of computer networking, modern software development environments, embedded programming, and software configuration management tools is a plus.

This technical discipline includes:
  • Kernel Mode (Windows, Linux) programming (C/C++, Assembly)
  • Reverse Engineering (x86, x64, MIPS, PPC, or ARM)
  • Vulnerability Analysis • Communications Engineer:
  • Network Programming (C/C++)
  • Network protocols TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, SSL, etc.

This position can be filled at the Principal or Sr. Principal Level.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Level:
  • B.S. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field and 5 years of relevant work experience OR M.S. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field and 3 years of relevant work experience OR Ph.D and 0 years of relevant work experience. NOTE: 4 years of relevant work experience can be substituted for the degree.
  • US Citizenship and ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance
  • Demonstrated software programming experience in C/C++
  • Experience with a debugging or system analysis tool (i.e. Wireshark, IDAPro, OllyDebug, WinDBG, JTAG debuggers)

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal Level:
  • B.S. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field and 9 years of relevant work experience OR M.S. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field and 7 years of relevant work experience OR Ph.D and 5 years of relevant work experience. NOTE: 4 years of relevant work experience can be substituted for the degree.
  • US Citizenship and ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance
  • Demonstrated software programming experience in C/C++
  • Experience with a debugging or system analysis tool (i.e. Wireshark, IDAPro, OllyDebug, WinDBG, JTAG debuggers)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Active Top Secret security clearance
  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field
  • Experience in software development to include any of the following: kernel mode, embedded, command and control, web applications, network applications
  • Experience with SDLC (software development life cycle)
  • Familiarity with Assembly Languages (x86, x64, MIPS, PPC, or ARM )
  • Experience developing software for multiple operating system environments
  • Experience with virtual machine technology
  • OS Internals experience
  • Development of lower level networking protocols such as TCP/IP and UDP
  • Understanding of return oriented programming (ROP) concepts and execution
  • Ability to develop and implement shell code
  • Ability to understand secure / insecure programming concepts (format string vulnerabilities, heap overflows, etc.)
  • Familiarity with common source control tools (git, Mercurial, etc.) and automated build system workflows (Jenkins, Go, etc.)
  • Experience with the Agile methodology

This position offers the option of a 9/80 work schedule. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Salary Range: $92,000.00 - $138,000.00Salary Range 2: $114,080.00 - $171,120.00

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to basepay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results.Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives.In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO)for vacation and/orpersonal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/), we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022, or by your start date if it is after January 18. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
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Northrop Grumman operates in the Aerospace industry. The company is located in Falls Church, VA, Linthicum Heights, MD and San Diego, CA. Northrop Grumman was founded in 2022. It has 85636 total employees. To see all 93 open jobs at Northrop Grumman, click here.
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