Principal Antenna Test Engineer (Secret clearance) Baltimore, MD

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.

Help shape the future working with the most advanced radar systems in the industry! Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems Sector Test Engineering organization is seeking a Principal Antenna Test Engineer to be an instrumental part of Northrop Grumman's Test Engineering Team in Baltimore, MD .

What You'll Get to Do :

  • Antenna test equipment design in support of factory phased array testing

  • Test software and test equipment design related to phased array testing

  • Troubleshoot RF issues during test of advanced antenna systems

  • Support technicians with troubleshooting and training

  • Analyze test data and identify early trends

  • Support program meetings in developing root cause and corrective actions

  • Collaborate with design engineering for hardware and test improvements

  • Sensitivity to cost, schedule and quality as well as Northrop Grumman policies and procedures

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family.

Your benefits will include the following: Health Plan, Savings Plan, and Paid Time Off. Additional benefits, including Education Assistance, Training and Development and a 9/80 schedule at many sites.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, or related STEM discipline, plus 5 years of relevant experience; or a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, or related STEM discipline, plus 3 years of relevant experience

  • Experience with electrical and/or RF test equipment, such as oscilloscopes, power meter, spectrum analyzer, signal generator, etc.

  • Professional software development experience using languages such as C++, Python, MATLAB, etc.

  • Must have a current, active Department of Defense (DoD) Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain a Special Access Program (SAP) clearance prior to starting

  • U.S. citizenship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Software development experience with RF and antenna systems

  • Test development experience in a nearfield antenna range

  • RF test experience and/or antenna test/range experience

  • Familiarity with RF and antenna theory


Salary Range: $99,800 - $149,800

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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 most positions.

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