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Sr. Principal Software Process Engineer

Requisition ID: R10025727

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Rolling Meadows, Illinois, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • 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.

Senior Principal Software Process Engineer

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Process Engineer for its Rolling Meadows campus. This position involves analyzing, developing, and optimizing engineering procedures and work instructions to meet performance goals in accordance with CMMI and ISO requirements.

This position includes documenting existing processes; recommending and implementing improvements; developing metrics; assessing the impact of proposed process improvement; developing work aids and tools to support process implementation; facilitating process improvement activities; aiding in preparation of products for CMMI appraisal; and conducting formal process training.

This position will support projects and programs as they work to attain and operate at CMMI Institute CMMI Level 3 to include assisting managers and developers to establish their program development plans; helping them execute these plans; educating staff in efficient methods of management; and mentoring staff as needed. The position also supports projects and programs as they provide evidence for both internal and external audits against the ISO standards. The incumbent will interact with project and business managers to compile metric data and analyze that data to suggest improvement activities. Candidate should have experience deploying and institutionalizing the CMMI in an organization. Effective communication skills and ability to work within a team environment are required. Minimal out of state travel is expected.  Work is largely remote with occasional on site presence needed.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum of 9 years of relevant professional work experience OR Master's degree and minimum 7 year of relevant professional work experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in CS, CE, ECE or comparable Engineering discipline
  • Must have experience with CMMI/ISO processes within an organization.
  • US Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain Security Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Someone who is a Certified CMMI Associate
  • Experience supporting processes for FPGA and ASIC
  • Experience with Agile development operations
  • US Citizenship with active Secret or Top-secret clearance

Salary Range: $120,000 USD - $180,000 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.