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Principal Systems Engineer – Design and Integration & Test (Up to $15k in sign-on bonus for eligible candidates!)

Requisition ID: R10068083

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Rolling Meadows, Illinois, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • 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.

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, but they’re making history.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and associated propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

This position will be hired as a
Principal Systems Engineer. This position is located at our Rolling Meadows, IL location. Opportunities are available in Systems Engineering Integration & Test (SEIT) organization for the following areas:

 

Systems Integration & Test (I&T): Tasking can include leading the integration & testing of a space system, coordinate with various stakeholders, and present status to high-level leadership. Additional tasking may also include generation of test plans, test procedures, test automation, test reports, and execution of integration test activities in System Integration Labs (SILs) or offsite locations. I&T provides a great opportunity to work alongside a variety of other Systems, Hardware, Software and Mechanical engineers to successfully execute on mission-critical programs.

 

Systems Design: 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 update and maintenance of system drawings and documents. Systems Design provides the opportunity to be 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.

 

Additional $10k sign-on bonus for selected candidates who possess an ACTIVE TS/SCI clearance, and an additional $5k sign-on bonuses to selected candidates who possess an active Polygraph.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • For Principal Systems Engineer, BS degree in Aerospace Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related technical degree with 5+ years (or MS with 3+ years; or PhD with 0+ years) related experience

  • For Sr. Principal Systems Engineer, BS degree in Aerospace Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related technical degree with 9+ years (or MS with 7+ years; or PhD with 4+ years) related experience

  • Full life cycle experience developing, integrating, and deploying space systems

  • Experience creating integration & test and design verification test plans and procedures

  • Experience performing system verification and validation

  • 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

  • Experience with interfacing with client and presenting technical data to the client

  • Experience with coordinating with multiple IPTs

  • Experience with investigating complex technical issues

  • Active or Current Top Secret Clearance is required to be considered

  • Must have the ability to obtain SCI level access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of one of more of the following specialty areas related to EOIR/RF systems: sensors/antennas, transmitters/receivers, optics, and associated lab equipment

  • Experience in Python, MATLAB, or other similar programming languages

  • Familiar with Robot Framework, or other test automation frameworks

  • Familiar with real-time signal processing

  • Working knowledge of DOORS

  • Familiar with orbital mechanics, dynamics and controls, rendezvous and proximity operations (RPO), orbit determination, and attitude planning

  • Familiar with Model Based Systems Engineering experience, especially in Cameo

  • Agile development experience a plus

  • Ability and willingness to travel

  • Active Top Secret Clearance with SCI & polygraph is preferred


Salary Range: $96,900 USD - $145,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $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.