Principal/Sr. Principal Engineer Systems-20005207

Location: Rolling Meadows
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: Secret
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift

Working at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems means making a direct contribution to mission projects that keep our homeland safe, expanding the boundaries of possibility, and reshaping the world we live in. If youre looking for challenging work experiences with a bigger purpose and desire to learn in a collaborative environment, we invite you to look for the next step in your career at Northrop Grumman.


Rolling Meadows Systems Engineering Integration and Test (SEIT) Product Support is looking for an Engineering Laboratory Technical Lead.  This position is a leadership role that requires technical understanding and experience in design, analysis, integration & test, and anomaly investigation in a broad range of technologies. The position requires coordination with multi-discipline functions to ensure that the SIL/Lab test environments are operational and fully compliant. Specific assignments include troubleshooting to support anomaly resolution, maintaining configuration control of laboratories, support to the laboratory user community, and development of SIL roadmaps. Additional responsibilities include electrical design analysis, deriving Special Test Equipment (STE) design requirements from system requirements, trade studies, preparing and performing design reviews, laboratory and hardware design analysis, and developing test drawings/documents. 



Ensure functional operation of engineering tools, equipment, and test systems for all Engineering SILs and Labs
Configuration Management of all SILs, to include hardware, software, tools, and documentation
Provide technical support to user community
Maintain high-level functional and performance requirements
Maintain equipment/SIL certifications (validation), develop test plans and procedures as needed
Identify capability enhancement opportunities and implement solutions, including championing capital projects as necessary
Maintain Capacity Analysis for all product lines
Knowledge transfer debugging skillset to Electronic Technicians




Basic Qualifications: 

This position may be filled as a Principal Level 3 or Sr. Principal Level 4

Principal Level 3 Bachelors of Science degree in a STEM field with 5+ years of experience: or Masters of Science degree in a STEM field with 3+ years of experience 

Sr. Principal Level 4 Bachelors of Science degree in a STEM field with 9+ years of experience; or Masters of Science degree in a STEM field with 7+ years of experience

Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication skills along with proven success working in an integrated product team environment
Prior experience operating in a laboratory environment 

Strong analytical skills with an understanding of circuit design theory and troubleshooting experience

Understanding of networking, software principles, and some level of programing experience
U.S. citizen
Ability to obtain a Secret (or higher) security clearance

Preferred Qualifications: 

Technical leadership experience (Integrated Product Team Lead, Systems Engineering Lead, Chief Engineer, Chief Architect, Integration & Test Lead, etc.)
Prior experience working for a Department of Defense contractor

Prior experience programming in Python and/or Java
Active Secret (or higher) security clearance

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Job ID: 20005207

What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work..
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
Secret Required
Yes - May Consider Occasional/Part Time Teleworking for this position