Principal / Sr Principal Digital Receiver Exciter Engineer (Active Secret Clearance Required)Baltimore, MD

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The Payload and Ground Systems Division (PGSD) within Northrop Grumman Space Systems 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!

Northrop Grumman Space Systems, PGSD is seeking an experienced engineer in the following areas: Receiver Exciter, RF/Microwave design and Digital Technology. The Principal / Senior Principal Microwave Design Engineer will lead the development and design of the DREX (Digital Receiver Exciter) technology working toward advanced antenna backend solutions. This position will support our Remote Sensing Program (RSP) Business Unit, located in Baltimore, MD .

Responsibilities include but not limited to :

The candidate should demonstrate familiarity/technical ability in one or more of the following areas:

  • Subsystem Control Design

  • Subsystem requirements (hardware and software) derivation, flow-down, and configuration

  • Systems Architecture

  • Documentation experience, generating test procedures, test reports, RF requirements, data analysis, data presentation

  • Data Processing

  • Measurements and Data Reduction

  • Integrated subsystems including DREX and Antenna Hardware

  • Subsystem integration, test, and system integration

  • Conducting Test Readiness Reviews (TRR)

This is a dual level requisition meaning, it can be filled at the Principal (level 3) or Sr. Principal (level 4) position.

Basic Qualification for Principal / Senior Principal RF Microwave Design Engineer:

  • Principal level : Must have a bachelor's degree STEM degree or related discipline with 5 years of experience in the areas described in the job description. 3 years of experience with a master's degree and/or 0 years of experience with a Ph.D.

  • Sr. Principal level: Must have a bachelor's degree STEM degree or related discipline with 9 years of experience in the areas described in the job description. 7 years of experience with a master's degree and/or 4 years of experience with a Ph.D.

Additional Basic qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience with Receiver Exciter Technology, RF Performance Analysis and Digital Beam Forming

  • 3+ years of experience with RFICS/MMICS

  • 2+ years of experience leading teams up to 6

  • 1 year of experience of FPGA/Digital Controls

  • 1 year of power knowledge / exposure

  • Experience using RF test equipment (Signal Generators, Network Analyzers, Spectrum Analyzers)

  • Ability to effectively present to leadership / customers

  • Able to develop technical solutions to complex problems

  • Must have an Active Secret Clearance to be considered and have the ability to obtain and maintain and Active TS/SCI clearance

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Active TS/SCI security clearance

  • Experience using MATLAB

  • Experience using Python

Salary Range: $102,400 - $153,600

Salary Range 2: $127,000 - $190,600

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.

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