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Principal Engineer Systems – Targeting SEIT Lead

Requisition ID: R10063775

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Rolling Meadows, Illinois, 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, 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is seeking a Systems Engineering, Integration and Test (SEIT) Lead at our Rolling Meadows, IL location.  The selected candidate will report to the SEIT Targeting Department.  The SEIT Targeting Department supports various Targeting Operating Unit programs including LITENING and IRST as well as restricted programs related to other Business Units. 

The SEIT Lead provides leadership in applying the core principles of systems engineering in order to deliver innovative, affordable, highly reliable systems solutions that meet customer needs, key performance parameters, and program execution goals. The SEIT Lead will lead multi-disciplined engineering teams (ranging from 1 to 30+ engineers) from business capture through system design and then integration and test of highly complex technical systems.  The SEIT Lead must be able to satisfy allocated cost and schedule requirements and managing customer deliverables.

Responsibilities may include engineering leadership for system architecture development, requirements development, hardware/software design, verification and validation activities, and production program engineering support. A person in this position ensures that the program is adhering to sound engineering processes in the development, production, test and sustainment of products for our customers and that the program and product is compliant with company policy, procedures, and quality standards. 

Basic Qualifications: 

  • BS degree in engineering or related technical degree with a minimum of 5 years’ related experience in an engineering environment or a MS degree in engineering or related technical degree with a minimum of 3+ years of related experience in engineering environment.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in analytical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Excellent decision making and communication (written and oral) skills
  • Strong work ethic and the proven leadership skills in an integrated product team (IPT) environment
  • Candidates should have background and understanding in various tools and techniques associated with cost/schedule management
  • This position requires the applicant to be a U.S. citizen and the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance and Special Access Program (SAP) clearance.
  • Candidate must have the ability to obtain a full Secret clearance and SAP clearance prior to start.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • MS degree in electrical engineering, systems engineering, or related technical degree with a minimum of 3 years’ related experience in an engineering environment
  • Experience in all aspects of the engineering process from proposal / requirements analysis through verification testing
  • Experience in a Systems Engineering Integration & Test environment for EO/IR, laser, or related complex electronic systems especially within the defense industry
  • Experience in development and Earned Value Management (EVM) of cost accounts and schedules
  • Active Secret or Top Secret clearance

Salary Range: $96,900 USD - $145,300 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.