RF SEIT - Systems Engineer
Requisition ID: R10120738
- Category: Engineering
- Location: Rolling Meadows, Illinois, United States of America
- Citizenship required: United States Citizenship
- Clearance Type: Secret
- Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
- Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
- Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
- Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security. Our Engineering and 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!
We are looking for you to join our team as a RF SEIT - Systems Engineer based out of Rolling Meadows, IL. As an Systems Engineer at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation.
What You’ll get to Do:
Be part of a Systems Engineering team working on state-of-the-art Radio Frequency Electronic Warfare (RFEW) systems designed to protect the warfighter. Our team supports programs within the Electronic Warfare Systems (EWS) Division and Emerging Capabilities Division (ECD).
As a RF SEIT - Associate Systems Engineer or Systems Engineer you may have the opportunity to work in one or more of the following disciplines:
Systems Design: Tasking can include creating and refining Model Based System Engineering products (System behavioral models, Use Case realizations, State Machines, etc.), generation and update of System and sub-system level specifications in DOORS, including requirements traceability, creation of Verification Cross Reference Matrices (VCRM), verification traceability (tracing requirements to test plans/procedures/results),and update and maintenance of system drawings and documents. As a part of the SEIT team, a Systems Design engineer is exposed to the front-end Systems engineering process and coordinates across many disciplines to ensure that the system description and requirements are properly and thoroughly defined and captured.
Modeling & Simulation: Assignments include analysis and trades of product line architectures using analytical models and mission level simulations. A primary task for a modeling and simulations engineer is software development of in-house models and algorithms. Strong domain knowledge combined with valuable software development skills are required to produce the accurate models that drive the critical analysis needed to design our future systems. As a member of the SEIT team, a Modeling and Simulations engineer gains a deep understanding of how our systems architecture design process meets our mission level goals.
Integration & Test: Conduct integration testing and evaluate complex electronics systems from hardware/software design through aircraft installation. Responsibilities may include generation of test plans, test procedures, test automation, test reports, and execution of integration test activities in System Integration Labs (SILs) or offsite locations. Gain an understanding of the Systems Engineering process across a product's lifecycle and gains a full appreciation for how the systems operate. Ensure that the systems we make work – and work well. You’ll be able to apply your knowledge and experience in RF systems, sensors/antennas, transmitters/receivers, detection and tracking.
During the interview process, our team will seek to understand both your experience and preferences in order to determine which area provides the best opportunity for you to succeed. These groups and engineering roles with SEIT provide a great opportunity to work alongside a variety of other Systems, Hardware, Software and Mechanical engineers to successfully execute on mission-critical programs.
BS degree in Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related technical degree (STEM degree) with 2+ years related experience or MS degree in Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related technical degree (STEM degree required)
Demonstrated proficiency in analytical thinking, problem solving skills and Systems Thinking mindset
Excellent decision making and communication (written and oral) skills
Strong work ethic and the ability to work in an integrated product team (IPT) environment
Ability to obtain Interim Secret clearance prior to start. Once started, must have ability to obtain and maintain Secret clearance.
Experience in Electronic Warfare RF systems with real-time digital signal processing and threat scenario analysis
Understanding of RF propagation modeling, computational electromagnetics, wave theory, antenna design, and RF chain analysis.
Experience turning concepts into reality through MATLAB implementation of new technologies
Knowledge of C, C++, CUDA, VHDL, OpenCL, SysML, Python, or other scripting languages
Experience with Model Based Engineering (MBE) concepts and tools (Rhapsody)
Working knowledge of DOORS and ClearCase/ClearQuest
Recent experience creating integration and test, design verification test and flight test plans and procedures
Experience in an integration and test environment for complex electronic systems evaluation
Experience creating integration and test, design verification test and flight test plans and procedures
Working knowledge of one of more of the following specialty areas for integration and test related to EO/IR/RF systems: sensors/antennas, transmitters/receivers, optics, detection and tracking
Active Secret or Top Secret clearance
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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.
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.
What's great about
- Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
- Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
- Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.
Did you know?
Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.