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Engineer Systems

Requisition ID: R10011500

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Rolling Meadows - IL, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have 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.

In Integration & Test, you will conduct integration testing and evaluate complex electronics systems from hardware/software design through aircraft installation.  Your key responsibilities will be to ensure that the systems we make work – and work well.  This will involve the creation and execution of Integration, Design Verification Test, and Flight Test plans and procedures.  You’ll be able to apply your knowledge and experience in RF systems, sensors/antennas, transmitters/receivers, detection and tracking.  Tasks can vary in location from on-site activities in one of our Systems Integration Labs (SILs) to activities out in the “field” (test events, ranges, customer sites, etc.) and they can consist across a broad spectrum of environments and complexities

Basic Qualifications:

• BS degree in electrical engineering, systems engineering, or related technical degree with 2+ years related experience

• Demonstrated proficiency in analytical thinking and problem solving skills

• Excellent written and oral communications skills

• Strong work ethic and the ability to work in an integrated product team (IPT) environment

• Experience in an integration and test environment for complex electronic systems

• Active Secret clearance with the ability to obtain a Top Secret is required

Preferred Qualifications:

• MS degree in electrical engineering, systems engineering, or related technical degree with 3+ year(s) related experience required.

• Experience with real-time signal processing in both firmware and software

• 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 in development and management of cost accounts and schedules as related to Systems Engineering tasks

• Recent 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 and ability to obtain Top Secret clearance

• Ability and willingness to travel 25%


Salary Range: 77900 - 116900

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. 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 18th. 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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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 work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.