2017 Professional Development Program - Systems Engineer 1

Our Technology Services team is recognized as a global provider of innovative, cost effective solutions. From sustainment and modernization, supply chain management, training and simulation, and high technology services, we offer a full-spectrum of support.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Systems Engineer to join its Professional Development Program (PDP).

As a PDP, you will participate in a three year rotational training program to develop competencies in a variety of specializations. Your first rotation may include:

  • Conduct Independent Research and Development (IRAD) activities to design, develop, and test advanced software and hardware solutions.
  • Apply the appropriate Systems Engineering standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development lift cycle to support the generation of such IRAD applications and products.
  • Conduct range of Systems Engineering analyses (requirements, business process flow, user specifications, life-cycle cost, risk and opportunity, system test procedures, etc.) in support of potential customers (USPS, DHS, FAA)
  • Interface with customers, suppliers, application users, and other technical and support personnel.
  • Travel to customer site for installation and test of applications upon completion (dependent on program phase)

The PDP Program offers you the opportunity to design your second and third rotation while experiencing a variety of job assignments before making a commitment to a particular position. The program will support the individual’s growth through training, skill development, and networking opportunities. This program gives its participants the ability to choose their assignments from a variety of departments based on their skills, areas of interest, and availability.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Management Information Systems or related discipline from an accredited institution and two (2) years of applicable work experience
  • US citizenship required in order to obtain Top Secret clearance
  • Ability to obtain a Department of Homeland Security Entry on Duty (EOD)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3.7 GPA or higher
  • Internship experience, leadership & teamwork experience, interpersonal communications skills, and/or involvement with

Diversity & Inclusion organizations.

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


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