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Principal Systems Engineer- EO/IR MBSE

Requisition ID: R10104357

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Rolling Meadows, IL, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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 or Principal Systems Electro-Optical / Infrared (EO/IR) Engineer with a focus on Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) at our Rolling Meadows, IL location.  The selected candidate will report to the Systems Engineering, Integration and Test (SEIT) Targeting Department. 

NGMS is a leading global provider, manufacturer and integrator of advanced, secure and agile 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)  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 SEIT organization provides complex avionics systems in Targeting EOIR area.

The MBSE focused EO/IR Systems Engineer applies core principles of systems engineering to create system descriptive models in the form of use case diagrams, activity diagrams, and block diagrams with traceability to system requirements in order to deliver innovative, affordable, highly reliable systems solutions that meet customer needs, key performance parameters, and program execution goals.  Responsibilities may also include requirements development, allocation, and decomposition, functional analysis, timeline analysis, detailed trade studies, and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications that tie into system descriptive models.

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family.   Your benefits will include the following:

  • Health Plan
  • Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Additional benefits
  • Education Assistance
  • Training and Development
  • 9/80 Schedule

Basic Qualifications for Principal Systems Engineer: 
• BS degree in STEM field with 5+ years related experience or MS degree in STEM field with 3+ years of related experience

• Demonstrated proficiency in analytical thinking and problem-solving skills and Systems Thinking mindset

• Systems Engineer with requirements development experience and interest in MBSE (Model Based Systems Engineer).  

• 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 in an integration and test environment for complex electronic systems

• US Citizenship with ability to gain Active Secret Clearance prior to starting with Northrop Grumman

Preferred Qualifications for Principal Systems Engineer: 
• Experience with real-time signal processing in both firmware and software. Agile experience a plus.
• Experience with MBSE concepts, languages (e.g. SysML, UML) and tools (e.g. Cameo or Rhapsody)
• Working knowledge of DOORS and ClearCase/ClearQuest
• Working knowledge of specialty areas related to Targeting, EOIR/RF systems: sensors/antennas, transmitters/receivers, optics, detection and tracking

• Active Secret or Top Secret Clearance and demonstrated ability to obtain SAP clearance

Salary Range: $99,800 USD - $149,800 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

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.