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iReturn Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10046729

  • Category IconCategory: Administrative Services
  • Location IconLocation: Rolling Meadows, Illinois, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems sector is seeking a Systems Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals at our Rolling Meadows, IL location.

The qualified applicant will join a cohort of employees re-entering the workforce after a career break of at least two years. This cohort will receive special on-boarding designed to provide an effective re-entry into the workforce. iReturn℠ provides experienced professionals with a 12-week "returnship" to prepare for a full-time career in one of several fields at Northrop Grumman through training, professional development and networking opportunities. Qualified applicants will join a cohort of employees returning to the workforce after a 2+ career break for this "returnship" program that focuses on giving you a seamless transition back into the workforce. This cohort program will approximately run from August - November and prepare candidates for an effective re-entry into the workforce. Upon completion of the program, candidates will be eligible for full-time roles with the company.

Learn more about the iReturn program here

The Systems Engineering team at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a candidate to join a growing community of engineering professionals in the greater Chicago region at the Rolling Meadows, IL site.

Our engineering community is composed of incredible people with different abilities, diverse thinking and varied backgrounds who find professional fulfillment solving sophisticated global security problems and supporting the development of new and emerging technologies.

The selected candidate will be welcomed into a team aligned to support the Systems Engineering team in one of the following areas.

In Integration & Test, the qualified applicant will evaluate electronics systems from hardware/software design through aircraft installation. Key responsibilities will be to ensure that the systems produced work – and work well. This will involve the creation and execution of Integration, Design Verification Test, and Flight Test plans and procedures. The qualified applicant will be able to apply knowledge and experience in one or more of the following specialties located on-site; Electro-Optical Infrared (EOIR) and Radio Frequency (RF) systems, sensors/antennas, transmitters/receivers, optics, 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.

In System Design, the qualified applicant will support creating and refining Model Based System Engineering products (System behavioral models, Use Case realizations, State Machines, etc.), 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 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. This department also includes Modeling & Simulation engineers. A primary task for a modeling and simulations engineer is 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.

Basic Qualifications: 

 • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field
• 4+ years professional experience and a current career break of at least two years
• Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance


Preferred Qualifications:

• Prior experience as a Systems Engineer (Systems Architecture, System Requirement Definition, Integration & Test, etc)
• Working knowledge of data acquisition
• Working knowledge of test automation
• Knowledge of scripting languages, such as Python

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Salary Range: $75,100 USD - $125,100 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 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.



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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.


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.