Northrop Grumman Engineer Systems 4 (Top Secret) in Rolling Meadows, Illinois
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is a leading global provider, manufacturer and integrator of advanced, secure and agile 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 systems in Targeting, EOIR, and RF technology areas. Systems Engineer 4 opportunities are available in four disciplines in SEIT:
SEIT Lead: The SEIT Lead provides leadership in applying the core principles of systems engineering in order to deliver innovative, affordable, highly reliable systems solutions that meet customer needs, key performance parameters, and program execution goals. The SEIT Lead will lead multi-disciplined engineering teams from business capture through system design and then integration and test of highly complex technical systems. The SEIT Lead must be familiar with program scheduling and managing customer deliverables. Skilled at either Infrared (IR) or Radio Frequency (RF) engineering and design for active and passive electronically scanned systems is a plus.
Systems Design : Tasking can include creating and refining Model Based System Engineering products (System behavioral models, Use Case realizations, State Machines, etc.), generation and update of System and sub-system level specifications in DOORS, including requirements traceability, creation of Verification Cross Reference Matrices (VCRM), verification traceability (tracing requirements to test plans/procedures/results), and update and maintenance of system drawings and documents. As a part of the SEIT team, a Systems Design engineer is exposed to the front end Systems Engineering process and coordinates across many disciplines to ensure that the system description and requirements are properly and thoroughly defined and captured.
Modeling & Simulation : Assignments include analysis and trades of product line architectures using analytical models and mission level simulations. A primary task for a modeling and simulations engineer is software development of in-house models and algorithms. Strong domain knowledge combined with valuable software development skills are required to produce the accurate models that drive the critical analysis needed to design our future systems. As a member of the SEIT team, a Modeling and Simulations engineer gains a deep understanding of how our systems architecture design process meets our mission level goals.
Integration & Test : Efforts may include generation of test plans, test procedures, test automation, test reports, and execution of integration test activities in System Integration Labs (SILs) or offsite locations. As a part of the SEIT team, an Integration & Test engineer gains an understanding of the Systems Engineering process across a product's lifecycle and gains a full appreciation for how the avionics systems operate.
During the interview process, our team will seek to understand both your experience and preferences in order to determine which area provides the best opportunity for you to succeed. These groups and engineering roles with SEIT provide a great opportunity to work alongside a variety of other Systems, Hardware, Software and Mechanical engineers to successfully execute on mission-critical programs.
BS degree in electrical engineering, systems engineering, or related technical degree with 9+ years related experience
Demonstrated proficiency in analytical thinking and problem solving skills and Systems Thinking mindset
Excellent decision making and communication (written and oral) skills
Strong interpersonal skills, ability to develop/maintain customer & vendor intimacy
Strong work ethic and the ability to work in an integrated product team (IPT) environment
Experience in an integration and test environment for complex electronic systems
Active Top Secret security clearance required to be considered for role
MS degree in electrical engineering, systems engineering, or related technical degree with 7+ year(s) related experience required
Experience with real-time signal processing in both firmware and software. Agile experience a plus!
Knowledge of MATLAB, C, C++, CUDA, VHDL, OpenCL, SysML, Python, or other scripting languages
Experience with Model Based Engineering (MBE) concepts and tools (Rhapsody)
Working knowledge of DOORS and ClearCase/ClearQuest
Recent experience creating integration and test, design verification test and flight test plans and procedures
Experience in an integration and test environment for complex electronic systems evaluation
Experience in development and earned value management of cost accounts and schedules as related to Systems Engineering tasks
Working knowledge of one of more of the following specialty areas for integration and test related to Targeting, EOIR/RF systems: sensors/antennas, transmitters/receivers, optics, detection and tracking
Ability and willingness to travel
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