Sr Principal Engineer RF Microwave DesignBaltimore, MD

Requisition ID: R10161604

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 1

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.

NGMS engineers share a great sense of pride knowing their contributions have a direct effect on the safety and security of the country and its allies. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity, teamwork, and bringing your whole self to work to accomplish the mission while learning and having fun along the way. The Airborne Multifunction Sensors Engineering and Sciences (AMS E&S) organization is fertile ground for all experience levels to become part of our growing team and contribute to our goals. The department offers opportunities to grow on a technical track both broad and deep as well as explore project leadership or management positions.

AMS E&S is seeking engineers with experience and interest in electronic assembly and packaging design including:

Basic Qualifications for Senior Principal Engineer:

  • Electrical Engineering or related STEM field degree: Bachelors of Science with 9 years of RF/microwave experience; Masters degree with 7 years of RF/microwave experience; PhD degree with 4 years of experience. An additional 4 years of experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • US Citizenship is required

  • Final secret clearance prior to starting.

  • Ability to develop solutions to a broad variety of RF/Microwave design and test related problems of complex difficulty which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity

  • Established subject matter expertise in one or more areas of RF/Microwave discipline including but not limited to: RF components & assemblies, requirements development, EM and related modeling & simulation, RF test verification, production test support, and design for producibility

  • Proven knowledge of electrical engineering design software and equipment

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to design, implement, install and maintain electrical systems

  • Technical Team Leadership

  • Productive in a team working environment

Preferred Qualifications for Senior Principal role:

  • RF and mixed signal printed circuit board and circuit card assembly level design

  • RF budgeting, frequency planning, RF chain analysis and modeling, schematic capture, electromagnetic simulation, signal integrity analysis

  • RF lab equipment such as network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, signal generators, power meters, etc.

  • Electronic troubleshooting from component to assembly levels

  • Complex data reduction and analysis

  • Product life cycle support from concept through production support

  • Technical team leadership

  • Experience in the Aerospace or Defense Industry

  • Ability to provide solutions to a broad variety of RF/Microwave design and test related problems of complex difficulty. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, and practical.

  • Develop and oversee production test of Receiver/Exciter modules

  • Advise for User Programs on how to implement or utilize functionality and assist with debug in the lab when they run into issues

  • Work with ASIC and MMIC designers to implement and evaluate device functionality

  • Designing, modeling, and verifying RF, microwave, and mixed signal subsystem assemblies

  • Utilizing world class manufacturing capabilities both on-site and within the broader company for prototyping through full rate production from the foundry level to microelectronic packaging to printed circuit board fabrication and assembly to subsystem level integration and test

  • Supporting products throughout the product life cycle

  • RF and mixed signal product types include antenna radiators, circulators, device interposers, filters, manifolds, receiver / exciter assemblies, signal conditioning assemblies, signal generators, and transmit / receive assemblies

Software tools: MAtlab, DX designer, Objected Oriented Programming

Role is contingent on candidate's ability to obtain and maintain a Final Secret Clearance.

Salary Range: $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.

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.