Staff Systems Engineer- SEIT LeadRolling 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.

We are looking for you to join our team as a Staff Systems Engineer (SEIT Lead) in the Mission Systems, Radio Frequency (RF) Department based out of Rolling Meadows, IL . As a SEIT Lead at Northrop Grumman, you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. The opportunities range from our Emerging Capabilities Development group where we work on new technologies enhancing our product portfolio to working on initial production programs turning concepts and capabilities into producible systems.

What You'll get to Do:

Be part of the RF SEIT Lead team. As an RF SEIT Lead, you will part of a highly skilled cross functional engineering team working on complex RFEW systems that provide war fighter protection as well as situational awareness. Our team supports programs within the Electronic Warfare Systems (EWS) Division and Emerging Capabilities Division (ECD). On RF programs, the SEIT lead is the overall lead for the technical effort working with the customer, the program office, the system architects, chief engineers as well as all engineering and manufacturing functions to ensure that a high-quality system is produced and delivered. The SEIT lead is responsible for the overall technical leadership of the program which includes technical, cost, and schedule execution.

In addition, you will also:

  • Perform as the technical spokesperson for the system to our customer as well as senior company leadership.

  • Perform technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk analysis, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems. Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal.

  • Remove roadblocks for the engineering team and ensure the team is moving towards the defined program goals.

  • Ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.

  • Lead functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.

  • Apply leadership and expertise in RF system design and analysis, digital signal processing, and/or system modeling and simulation to turn customer wants and needs into rapid proof of concept solutions.

  • Define design and technology maturity constraints of the system in accordance with customer specifications.

  • Develop thorough definition of system external interfaces.

  • Define system implementation approach and operational concept.

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 with ability to obtain an interim clearance

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.