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

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, but they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and associated propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

This position will be hired as a Systems Engineer or Principal Systems Engineer . This position is located at our Rolling Meadows, IL location within the greater Chicago metropolitan area. Opportunities are available in Systems Engineering Integration & Test (SEIT) organization for the Systems Integration & Test (I&T) team. Tasking can include supporting the integration & testing of a space system, coordinate with various stakeholders, and present status to high-level leadership. Additional tasking may also 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. I&T provides a great opportunity to work alongside a variety of other Systems, Hardware, Software and Mechanical engineers to successfully execute on mission-critical programs.

Sign-on bonus for available for eligible candidates who possess an ACTIVE TS/SCI clearance, and an additional sign-on bonus for eligible candidates who possess an active Polygraph.

Required Qualifications:

For Systems Engineer , BS degree in Aerospace Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related technical degree with 2+ years (of MS with 0+ years) related experience

For Principal Systems Engineer , BS degree in Aerospace Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related technical degree with 5+ years (or MS with 3+ years; or PhD with 0+ years) related experience

Experience performing system verification and validation.

Demonstrated proficiency in analytical thinking and problem-solving skills and Systems Thinking mindset.

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:

Experience creating integration & test and design verification test plans and procedures.

Experience with coordinating with multiple IPTs

Experience with investigating complex technical issues

Familiar in Python, MATLAB, or other similar programming languages

Familiar with Robot Framework, or other test automation frameworks

Agile development experience a plus

Working knowledge of one of more of the following specialty areas related to EOIR/RF systems: sensors/antennas, transmitters/receivers, optics, and associated lab equipment.

Ability and willingness to travel.

Active Top Secret Clearance with SCI & polygraph is preferred.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.