Associate Engineer Software
Company: Northrop Grumman
Posted on: June 20, 2022
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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 Space Systems is searching for an Associate
Engineer Software (SW) to join the Launch Vehicles business unit to
support the Glide Phase Interceptor (GPI) Program in Chandler,
The Associate Engineer SW utilizes the System engineering processes
and tools to drive the overall system design to meet Safety
requirements to minimize the risk inherent in launch vehicle
operations while maximizing mission reliability and success.
At Northrop Grumman Launch Vehicles, System Safety Engineering is
involved in all phases of a program life cycle, from proposal
generation to launch operations. System Safety Engineering
interfaces with the various Ranges to ensure that our launch
vehicles meet safety requirements while providing high reliability
to the customer.
The Associate Engineer SW is responsible for working with a System
Safety Engineering team that develops key range safety
deliverables, and support system safety activities including ground
safety, range safety and flight safety throughout the Glide Phase
Interceptor (GPI) Program life cycle.
The Software Safety Engineering effort includes interacting as part
of a multi-disciplined engineering team to develop the launch
system architecture and constituent elements for new and existing
flight programs, as well as new business concepts and
This position may include launch campaign support at remote launch
sites both domestic and international. Responsibilities: Work with
a small team of System Safety engineers in defining, implementing
and verifying SW Safety requirements to ensure that the inherent
risks are mitigated within the software code.
Identify the SW portions of systems for safety and mission critical
Identify and define requirements, design, and test procedures that
will ensure the system will perform as expected.
Perform detailed evaluation of SW systems to verify that the SW
requirements are correctly implemented in the design and code and
that the resulting code does not contain embedded safety
Document analysis performed and present findings to peers,
customers, and management.
The candidate should possess strong technical problem solving,
written and verbal communication skills to generate and document
system level launch vehicle requirements, perform vehicle
performance assessments and participate in system level
verification/data review activities
The candidate should be willing to occasionally work during odd
hours (nights/weekends) and occasionally longer than normal (>
40 hrs/wk) to meet deadlines
The candidate should possess a strong resolve to drive tasks to
completion autonomously and possess demonstrated mentoring/training
Some travel may be required to support customer milestone meetings
and perform testing and safety analyses
- 0 Years with Bachelors in Science; or in lieu of degree must have
4 years of directly related sys safety range experience is
- U.S. Citizenship is required
- The ability to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance is
- Experience with software architecture, design or development
- Object Oriented programming experience.
- Demonstrate that you can perform analysis activities including
problem solving and identifying potential types of anomalies
associated with software systems.
- Strong interpersonal communication skills required to communicate
with all levels from internal employees to customers.
- Active DoD Secret Security Clearance is preferred
- C/C++ programming experience
- Software Safety experience
- Experience in launch vehicle system integration, testing and
- Experience in presenting in front of customers and DoD /
- Experience using Requirements Management Tools such as DOORS.
- Experience with the software development lifecycle.
- Experience with embedded real time software.
- Ideal candidate would have formal training or experience in one
or more of the following subjects:
- Experience with UML / SysML as applied to software architecture,
design or development.
Salary Range: $58,800 USD - $88,200 USD
Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to
base pay. 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/or personal business.
The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top
priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on
their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be
required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved
disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future
court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed
federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042
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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