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iReturn Software Manufacturing Engineer

Requisition ID: R10046960

  • 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: 1

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.

Our Manufacturing group in Rolling Meadows, IL is looking for an iReturn Software Engineer.  The selected candidate(s) will work in a dynamic, people and mission-focused environment where he/she will interact with product designers, manufacturing technicians, quality engineering and process engineering.

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

Embedded Software Engineers are responsible for varied duties and tasks including the design and development of IRCM test systems, guide the testability of new IRCM product designs, troubleshoot production hardware, and investigate and implement continuous improvement.

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Transition new IRCM products from design to production

• SW Design and validation of new test stations and fixtures.

• Create manufacturing engineering documentation (test reports, test procedures)

• Provide technical leadership regarding analysis of production failures, test methodology, corrective action and continuous

improvement of cost, quality and cycle time.

• Collaborate with Test Technicians to troubleshoot production hardware to determine root cause of failures.

Basic Qualifications:

- Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related engineering discipline with 5+ years related work experience, or Master’s degree and 3 years of experience and a current career break of 2+ years.

- Advanced Experience with at least one of the following:

- National Instruments LabVIEW

- National Instruments Lab Windows/CVI

- National Instruments TestStand

- Experience with C/C++

- Experience with hardware communication (RS-232, GPIB (IEE 488), TCP-IP, Mil Spec 1553)

- Experience in test station SW design, development, and troubleshooting and/or test & validation of RF Test Systems

- Experience utilizing Class B equipment such as Signal Generators, Spectrum Analyzers, and Oscilloscopes to troubleshoot hardware

- Strong communication skills, organization skills, and the ability to collaborate in a team environment

-- Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, US Citizenship required

Preferred Qualifications:

- Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related engineering discipline

- Experience in a manufacturing environment

- Experience with ClearCase / ClearQuest / GitHub / Jira

- Experience with Microsoft Project

- Experience with Earned Value Management

- Active security clearance


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

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 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.