Staff Engineer RF Microwave DesignBaltimore, 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.

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.

The qualified candidates will work with a diverse and talented team of engineers developing innovative and cost-effective systems that support a broad range of products and business areas across the lifecycle of a program. Applicants should possess the ability to communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings.

The AMS E&S organization at Northrop Grumman Missions Systems in Baltimore, Maryland is seeking experienced RF engineers in the following areas:

Antennas, Electromagnetics, Computational Electromagnetics, RF/Microwave design, Digital beam-forming. Work is performed without appreciable direction and exercising considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignments. Candidates would have the ability to develop technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity.

Responsibilities may include development of:

  • antenna architectures

  • receiver / exciter architectures,

  • requirements generation/flow down

  • subsystem analysis including hardware from RF to digits

  • performance modeling

  • support for performance testing, requirements verification, and more.

In addition, this candidate should have demonstrated technical ability/leadership and expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Active electronically scanned arrays (AESAs)

  • Highly integrated subsystems including antenna hardware

  • Reflectors, Reflect Arrays, Digital Beam Forming

  • Antenna/RF Performance Analysis

  • Computational Electromagnetics, Statistics

  • Antenna Measurements and Data Reduction

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

  • Comfortable creating test support applications and tools using MATLAB, python, etc

  • Experience with Atlassian Tool Suite, Git

The Engineering RF Microwave Design positions require the candidates to have the ability to obtain and maintain at least a Secret Clearance per business requirements. These roles are full-time onsite opportunities.

Basic Qualification for Staff RF Microwave Design Engineer:

  • Must hold a Secret or Top Secret security clearance

  • Education

  • Must have a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related discipline with 14 years of experience in the areas described in the job description or

  • Master's Degree with 12 years of experience or

  • PhD with 9 years of experience

  • Have exceptional experience using MATLAB

  • Have a strong understanding of Antenna/RF Performance Analysis

  • Be able to work with various engineering stakeholders to establish

  • Lower level, subsystem level and system level requirements/flow down

  • Antenna hardware performance

  • Be able to delegate work to multiple junior level RF engineers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • TS/SCI clearance

  • SAP clearance

  • Experience troubleshooting RF subsystems

  • Have a strong understanding of Antenna range integration, test, and system integration

  • Demonstrate ability in technical and team leadership overseeing engineers with experience at least at the Sr. Principal level

  • At the hardware antenna level, be the technical leader that interacts with the system architect and the program office to achieve successful delivery of the final product.

Salary Range: $157,500 - $236,300

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