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Deputy Chief Engineer- EO/IR 4

Requisition ID: R10105457

  • 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 is a leading global provider, manufacturer and integrator of advanced and secure 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) and Radio Frequency Electronic Warfare (RFEW) 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 Systems Engineering Integration & Test (SEIT) organization provides complex avionics EO/IR systems. Sr. Principal Engineer level opportunities are available for an EO/IR Deputy Chief Engineer 4 in SEIT supporting Restricted programs:The Deputy Chief Engineer is an understudy of the Chief Engineer and is responsible for supporting the activities of the Chief Engineer. The expectation of the deputy is to grow into the role of a chief engineer. The candidate should meet or be developing Chief Engineer qualities and qualifications as listed below:The Chief Engineer is responsible for the technical development and direction for all aspects of engineering on a program including design, development, implementation, testing and delivery of product to a customer.  The Chief Engineer acts as both a technical leader for the engineering team as well as an independent advisor to the program manager.  The Chief Engineer coordinates across Product Team Leads and all disciplines on the program to ensure that the teams adhere to engineering processes in accordance with company policies, procedures, and quality standards.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 at Many Sites

In addition, this role will need to:
  • Quickly understand the systems architecture design process to meet our Targeting System Operating Unit goals.
  • Perform analysis and trade studies of product line architectures using analytical models and mission level simulations.
  • Partner with Program Management to ensure program objectives, technical requirements and schedule are met.
  • Manage and lead a cross functional team of high performing engineers developing advanced systems designs and concepts.
  • Provide technical leadership and oversight, in an IPT structure, to achieve efficient, effective, and innovative Engineering solutions.
  • Apply new technologies as well as common designs and products enabling rapid development, prototyping and affordable solutions.
  • Lead the development and execution of technical reviews.
  • Interface with both customers and design and implementation engineers to ensure that robust and compliant designs are developed.
Basic Qualifications Sr Principal Systems Engineer:
  • BS degree in STEM field with 9+ years related experience, MS degree in STEM field with 7+ years of related experience, or PhD in STEM field with 4+ years of related experience.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in analytical thinking and problem solving skills and Systems thinking mindset
  • Prior experience negotiating with customers to convert customer needs into testable system requirements.
  • Experience performing optimum system function allocation to hardware and software requirements.
  • bility to work in an integrated product team environment.
  • Excellent presentation skills – Ability to present to all levels of engineers, management and military personnel.
  • U.S. Citizen with the ability to gain Active Secret Clearance prior to starting with Northrop Grumman.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Active Top Secret Clearance
  • Experience with Design of Experiments (DOE) methodology
  • Experience working as part of an Agile team
  • Experience in decomposing requirements to subsystems
  • Experience with product line tools
  • Working knowledge of DOORS
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly capture and process data in tools like MATLAB for debugging and specification verification.

Salary Range: $123,800 USD - $185,800 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.