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Principal Systems / Senior Principal Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10062488

  • 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: 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 is a leading global provider, manufacturer and integrator of advanced and secure software-defined systems and solutions. Our products range from advanced sensing technologies to state-of-the art targeting and tracking systems that are deployed in Electro-Optical Infrared (EOIR) and Radio Frequency Electronic Warfare (RFEW) systems. These systems are designed, developed, built, integrated, and tested by the capable folks at our company to protect the lives of U.S. and allied warfighters in present and future conflicts.

 

Our Systems Engineering Integration & Test (SEIT) organization provides complex avionics systems in Targeting, EOIR, and RF technology areas.

 

There are Engineer Systems and Principal Engineer Systems opportunities available in two disciplines in SEIT supporting the Targeting and EOIR technology areas:

 

Modeling & Simulation: Work assignments include analysis and trade-studies of product architectures using analytical models and mission level simulations. A primary task for an engineer doing modeling and simulation is software development of in-house system models and algorithms, as well as execution of these models to characterize and analyze system performance. Strong domain knowledge combined with valuable software development skills are required to produce the accurate models and drive the critical analysis needed to design our future systems. As a member of the SEIT team, a Modeling and Simulation engineer gains a deep understanding of how our systems architecture design process meets our mission level goals.

 

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 updating and maintenance of system drawings and documents. As a part of the SEIT team, a Systems Design engineer is exposed to the front-end of the Systems Engineering process and coordinates across many disciplines to ensure the system description and requirements are properly and thoroughly defined and captured.

This position can be filled at the Principal or Sr. Principal level:

Basic Qualifications for Principal Systems Engineer:

– BS degree in a STEM field with 5+ years related experience or MS degree in STEM field with 3+ years of related experience.

- Experience as a Systems Engineer learning and applying some of the skills mentioned above for Modeling & Simulation or System Design

- Demonstrated proficiency in analytical thinking and 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

- Must have the ability to obtain a full Secret clearance and Special Access Program (SAP) clearance prior to start​

 

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal Systems Engineer:

– BS degree in a STEM field with 9+ years related experience or MS degree in STEM field with 7+ years of related experience.

- Experience as a Systems Engineer learning and applying some of the skills mentioned above for Modeling & Simulation or System Design

- Demonstrated proficiency in analytical thinking and 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

- Must have the ability to obtain a full Secret clearance and Special Access Program (SAP) clearance prior to start

 

Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience with Model Based Engineering (MBE) concepts and tools (Cameo, Rhapsody or similar)

- Experience with Design of Experiments (DOE) methodology

- Experience working as part of an Agile team

- Working knowledge of DOORS

- Knowledge of MATLAB, C, C++, CUDA, SysML, Python, VHDL, OpenCL, or other scripting languages

- Working knowledge of one of more of the following specialty areas for integration and test related to Targeting, EOIR/RF systems: sensors/antennas, transmitters/receivers, optics, detection and tracking


Salary Range: $99,800 USD - $149,800 USD
Salary Range 2: $123,800 USD - $185,800 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.