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Space TS/SCI – Sr. Principal Systems Engineer – Integration & Test (Up to $15K in sign-on bonus!)

Requisition ID: R10111728

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Rolling Meadows, IL, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: SCI
  • 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: 3

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.

Our Systems Engineering Integration & Test (SEIT) organization provides complex subsystems and defense electronics. This position can be hired as a Senior (Sr.) Principal Systems Engineer depending on qualifications and years of experience. This position is located at our Rolling Meadows, IL location. This opportunity is available in the Systems Design discipline in SEIT. Duties and responsibilities can include:

  • Creating and refining Model Based Systems Engineering Products (System behavioral models, Use Case realizations, State Machines, etc.)
  • Generation and update of specifications in DOORS, including requirements traceability
  • Functional algorithm development
  • Risk assessment and burn down of mitigation steps

In addition, the ideal candidate is a subject matter expert (SME) in the field of communication system and antenna design. Specifically, the ideal candidate will have experience in the following specialty areas in regards to antenna design.

  • Advanced knowledge and recent experience in one or more of the following areas related to EOIR/RF systems: antennas, transmitters & receivers, sensors, and optics
  • Communication hardware, software, and system
  • Real-time signal processing
  • Requirements analysis and allocation as related to Systems Engineering

As part of the SEIT team, a System Design Engineer is exposed to the front-end Systems Engineering process and coordinate across many disciplines to ensure that the system description and requirements are properly and thoroughly defined, captured, and meet the mission need for the end customer.

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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • For Sr. Principal Systems Engineer, BS degree in Electrical Engineering or related technical degree with 9+ years (or MS with 7+ years, or PhD with 4+ years) related experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent decision making and communication (written and oral) skills
  • Strong work ethic and the ability to work in an integrated product team (IPT) environment
  • Active or Current Top Secret Clearance is required to be considered
  • Must have the ability to obtain SCI level access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced knowledge and experience in antenna design
  • Familiarity with orbital mechanics, dynamics and controls, rendezvous and proximity operations (RPO), orbit determination, and attitude planning
  • Full life cycle experience developing, integrating, and deploying space systems
  • Working knowledge of DOORS
  • Recent experience in requirements allocation & derivation, and verification traceability
  • Model Based Systems Engineering experience, especially in Cameo
  • Agile development experience, including use of Atlassian products
  • Ability and willing to travel
  • Active Top Secret Clearance with SCI and polygraph

Salary Range: $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

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.