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Staff Engineer Systems (Modeling and Simulation)

Requisition ID: R10105955

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Rolling Meadows, IL, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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 Staff Engineer Systems to join Systems Engineering, Integration and Test (SEIT) at our Rolling Meadows, IL location. The selected candidates will report to the SEIT Department in the Infrared Countermeasures (IRCM) Department. As part of the IRCM team, the selected candidate’s primary focus will be to utilize Modeling and Simulation (M&S) to support a wide range of IRCM-related activity.

What You’ll get to Do:

Analyze lab/field data and conduct:

  • Countermeasure effectiveness analysis

  • System performance verification

  • System requirements analysis

  • Capabilities gap analysis

Develop and refine algorithms and methodologies:

  • Analytical and predictive models

  • Threat modeling and simulation

  • IRCM system / subsystem modeling and simulation

  • IRCM techniques

Report findings:

  • Customer reports and presentations

  • Internal/external briefings

  • Technical papers

  • Support all levels of product life cycle:

    • Proposal, basis of estimates

    • Trade studies

    • Design reviews

    • System / subsystem test events

    • System documentation

    • Training

    • Sustainment

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree in electrical, system engineering or related technical degree with at least 14 years of related experience.

  • Prior experience interfacing with customers to convert customer needs into testable system requirements.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in analytical thinking and problem solving skills.

  • Working knowledge of earned value management of cost accounts and schedules.

  • Strong math, statistics, probability, and radiometry skills

  • Demonstrated success in proving the system satisfies requirements via analysis.

  • Demonstrated ability to capture and process data in tools like MATLAB for performance analysis and specification verification.

  • Working knowledge of configuration management tools.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and ability to work in an integrated product team (IPT) environment.

  • Experience working on Department of Defense contracts.

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS in electrical, systems engineering or related technical degree with 12 years related experience, or PhD in electrical, systems engineering or related technical degree with 9 years related experience.

  • Working knowledge of one of more of the following specialty areas related to EOIR systems:

    • Threat detection and tracking

    • Atmospheric phenomenology

    • Aircraft and threat signature phenomenology

    • Laser phenomenology

  • Knowledge of MATLAB, Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) and Java, Python, or other scripting languages.

  • Experience with Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) concepts and tools.

  • Experience in all aspects of the engineering process from proposal / requirements analysis through verification testing.

  • Agile development experience a plus

  • Ability and willingness to travel 10-20%

  • Active Secret or Top Secret Clearance

Salary Range: $153,600 USD - $230,400 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.