Engineer Electronics/Principal Electronics EngineerRolling Meadows, IL

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 sector is seeking an Electrical Engineer, to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. Our teams work with pride across business units toward a common goal: global security. Together, we protect our troops, public safety, information, and our planet. It's unique work. It's challenging and rewarding. But most of all, it's work that makes a difference. Join us to advance your career. We'll support you with training, employee resource groups, and our shared vision of global security. This position will be located in Rolling Meadows, IL. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Manufacturing Engineering team, where they will work on the Infrared Countermeasures suite of products as a Test Engineer.

Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Researches, designs, develops, tests, and identifies improvements / corrective actions for a variety of electronic equipment and systems, including Lasers, Laser Transmitters, Ultraviolet sensors, Infrared sensors, and system Processors.

along with an assortment of test equipment and associated systems. Having experience in programming in C++, National Instruments Labwindows/CVI, and/or Labview is a plus.

  • Troubleshooting production hardware to determine the root cause of failures and identify corrective actions

  • Support production floor and test technicians

  • Optimizing processes to reduce cost and increase throughput

  • Maintaining processes and procedures per ISO standards

  • Working with suppliers to resolve technical hardware issues

  • Creating and analyzing metrics to target cost improvements

  • Hardware integration and test

  • Interface with and present to customers

  • Create engineering documentation (change notices, parts lists, bills of materials, test reports, test procedures)

  • Support transition technologies from design to production

Basic Qualifications Engineer Electronics:

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Engineering Technology with more than 2 years of related electrical engineering experience

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills

  • Proficient in MS Office

  • Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance (U.S. citizenship is a pre-requisite)

Basic Qualifications Principal Electronics Engineer:

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or engineering technology with 5+ years of related experience

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills

  • Proficient in MS Office

  • Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance and US Citizenship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Laser test equipment

  • Experience with data mining/correlation studies

  • Networking and troubleshooting test stations

  • Experience troubleshooting hardware

  • Experience with MATLAB

  • Experience with IRCM hardware and support equipment


Salary Range: $83,300 - $124,900

Salary Range 2: $102,400 - $153,600

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.