Staff Systems Engineer- RF SEIT LeadRolling Meadows, IL

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Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security. Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

We are looking for you to join our team as a RF SEIT - Staff Systems Engineer based out of Rolling Meadows, IL ( greater Chicago area ) . As a Staff Systems Engineer at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation.

What You'll get to Do:

Be part of a Systems Engineering team working on state-of-the-art Radio Frequency Electronic Warfare (RFEW) systems designed to protect the warfighter. Our team supports the Emerging Capabilities Development (ECD) programs within several areas including, Electronic Warfare Systems (EWS). ECD is tasked with driving business growth through the development and maturation of forward-leaning solutions and products. What that means in practice is we are developing the new capabilities and technologies the company needs to deliver innovative solutions to our customers; this is inclusive of Research and Development (R&D) efforts. In addition you will get to apply advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts to unusually complex technical problems and provide innovative solutions. You will take a high level customer objective and, through a logical and systematic process, turn it into product requirements and total system solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. This an opportunity for candidates who enjoy solving hard problems!

In this role you will own competitive programs, work with the program management office on strategic captures, and be responsible for guiding engineering execution to schedule and budget. In addition you may also:

  • Collaborate with functional managers to build the engineering teams for your programs

  • Be the primary technical interface to the Program Manager and customers and have an overall understanding of customer needs

  • Work with the engineering team to develop a solution, define an architecture, and perform all modeling and analysis needed to obtain a deep understanding of how the system architecture fulfills the mission level goals (this will require coordination across many disciplines to ensure that the system description and requirements are properly and thoroughly defined and captured)

  • Work closely with the Systems Engineering Lead to ensure programs complete on schedule and budget

Some of the engineering focus may include:

  • Computational electromagnetics, wave theory, RF propagation modeling, antenna design, and RF chain analysis

  • Turning low TRL concepts into reality through MATLAB implementation

  • Guiding embedded software, firmware, and FPGA implementation

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD in a STEM field and 9 years of experience or MS degree in STEM field with 12+ years of related experience or BS degree in STEM field with 14+ years of related experience

  • Prior experience converting needs into testable system requirements

  • Experience with algorithm development and/or antenna modeling/RF chain analysis

  • Must have the ability to work in a cross functional team environment

  • Demonstrated proficiency in analytical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • U.S. citizen and must have an Active Secret or Top Secret Security Clearance and meet Enhanced Security Review criteria prior to start which may vary by program(s).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience architecting and developing Electronic Warfare RF systems with real-time digital signal processing

  • Understanding of RF propagation modeling, computational electromagnetics, wave theory, antenna design, and RF chain analysis.

  • Experience turning concepts into reality through MATLAB implementation of new technologies

  • Experience working on Department of Defense contracts

  • Knowledge of 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 management of cost accounts and schedules as related to Systems Engineering tasks

  • Recent experience creating integration and test, design verification test and flight test plans and procedures

  • Working knowledge of one of more of the following specialty areas for integration and test related to RF systems: sensors/antennas, transmitters/receivers, detection, and tracking

Salary Range: $157,500 - $236,300

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.