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Return to Work” iReturn Technical Professionals”

Requisition ID: R10040211

  • CategoryCategory: Administrative Services
  • Location Location: Linthicum, MD, USA   |  Huntsville, AL, USA  |  Chandler, AZ, USA  |  Northridge, CA, USA  |  San Diego, CA, USA  |  Melbourne, FL, USA  |  Rolling Meadows, IL, USA  |  Elkton, MD, USA  |  Sykesville, MD, USA  |  Plymouth, MN, USA  |  Cincinnati, OH, USA +10 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: No

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 is seeking experienced and motivated professionals that are looking to return to the workforce after a career break of a minimum of 2 years for various professional roles within multiple Engineering disciplines including but not limited to: Electrical, Systems, Software and Mechanical Engineering.  

The qualified applicant will join a cohort of employees re-entering the workforce after a career break of at least two years. This cohort will receive special on-boarding designed to provide an effective re-entry into the workforce.

The Northrop Grumman iReturn program provides experienced professionals with a paid 12-week "Returnship" to prepare for a full-time career in one of several fields at Northrop Grumman through training, professional development and networking opportunities. This "Returnship" program focuses on providing you with a seamless transition back into the workforce.

Applicants must have prior work experience in the technical discipline that they are looking to return to. We are currently reviewing applicants to participate in our Fall 2022 cohort which will begin in the late August early September timeframe.

Cohorts are held across various US Northrop Grumman locations including but not limited to:

Rolling Meadows, IL


Northern Virginia

Huntsville, AL

Roy, UT

Chandler, AZ


San Diego, CA

Cincinnati, OH

Elkton, MD

Northridge, CA

Plymouth, MN

Rocket Center, WV

Please review the Basic Qualifications below and apply today.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A current career break of 2 years

  • A minimum of 5 years’ prior work experience within the discipline you are looking to return to work with a Bachelor's degree, or 3 years of experience with a Master's degree

  • A Clearance is not required to start however the ability to obtain a DoD (Department of Defense) clearance is required.

To learn more about iReturn or to review specific positions as they are posted please click  Here


This position reports to Linthicum, MD, USA, however, you are able to work from any of the additional 10 locations listed above.

Salary Range: $38 USD - $41 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.