Principal/Sr. Principal Engineer RF Microwave DesignBeavercreek, OH

Requisition ID: R10160466

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Beavercreek, Ohio, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: Days (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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems (NGAS) has an opening for a Principal RF Microwave Design Engineer / Sr. Principal RF Microwave Design Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals supporting Beavercreek, (Dayton) OH. We are a world-class manufacturer of composite structures, radomes, and antenna systems for military applications. We design and manufacturer solutions for our war fighters to keep our country safe and maintain peace on a global scale.

The Principal RF Microwave Design Engineer / Sr. Principal RF Microwave Design Engineer will be a part of our Electrical Engineering group and will have the opportunity to work on state-of-the-art technologies, primarily for classified applications, in both team and individual settings. Our multi-faceted team consists of engineers and scientists with backgrounds in LO technology, Computational Electromagnetics Modeling, RF Test, Mechanical, Structural and Thermal analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Material Science and Materials Engineering, Process and Manufacturing Engineering.

The ideal candidate for this role will enjoy both theoretical design and hands-on engineering tasks. He / She is an inquisitive problem solver, self-driven, and determined with a positive attitude, has a broad range of skills involving electromagnetic applications and enjoy diving deeper into Low Observable challenges. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow with a leader in the Aerospace Industry, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

*This is a 1st shift position working a 9/80 schedule with every other Friday off to pursue your interests outside of the office! This position requires onsite presence due to the nature of the role.

Essential Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Perform design and analysis of electromagnetic devices, primarily but not limited to antennas and radomes.

  • Develop technical solutions to a wide range of complex challenging requirements.

  • Engage with multidisciplinary engineering teams.

  • Support technical design reviews and provide guidance to the program office.

  • Support engineering product build and process planning.

  • Author test procedures and test reports.

  • Support compliance qualification and recurring test event.

  • Perform roadmap-focused research, design, prototyping, and test of advanced electromagnetic apertures, structures, and materials.

**This role may be filled atPrincipal RF Microwave Design Engineer (Level 3) or Sr. Principal RF Microwave Design Engineer (Level 4).

Basic Qualifications for Principal RF Microwave Design Engineer (Level 3):

  • Bachelor’s degree Electrical Engineering or Physics with 5 years of relevant experience, OR Masters’ degree in Electrical Engineering or Physics with 3 years of relevant experience.

  • Experience conveying technical information (both written and verbal).

  • Experience working within MS applications i.e., MS Word and Excel.

  • Ability to obtain Special Program Access within a reasonable timeframe as required by the business.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance within a reasonable timeframe as required by the business.

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal RF Microwave Design Engineer (Level 4):

  • Bachelor’s degree Electrical Engineering or Physics with 9 years of relevant experience, OR Masters’ degree in Electrical Engineering or Physics with 7 years of relevant experience, OR PHD Electrical Engineering or Physics with 4 years of relevant experience

  • Experience conveying technical information (both written and verbal)

  • Aerospace industry experience, particularly hands-on with Low Observable structures.

  • Experience working within MS applications i.e., MS Word and Excel.

  • Ability to obtain Special Program Access within a reasonable timeframe as required by the business.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance within a reasonable timeframe as required by the business.

Preferred Qualifications for Principal RF Microwave Design Engineer /Sr. Principal RF Microwave Design Engineer ( Levels 3 & 4):

  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance

  • Electrical Engineering degree with a concentration in Electromagnetics

  • Experience in the design of Periodic Structures / Frequency Selected Surfaces (FSS)

  • Experience with EM software analysis tools (e.g., Ansys HFSS, CST, FEKO)

  • Basic programing experience (e.g., Matlab)

  • Understanding of S-parameters, Antenna Pattern measurements, and RCS measurements

  • Experience working with RF test equipment such as Network Analyzers, SCI-2K, Transmission Tunnel, Std Waveguides, Reflection Arch, and Resonant Cavities

What we offer:

At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation -- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, phenomenal learning opportunities, and exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers. We also offer comprehensive benefits including competitive medical and dental options, a great 401K matching program, college education assistance, annual bonuses, 14 Employee Resource Groups inclusive of all employees, and opportunities for career advancement across North America!

Salary Range: $95,100 - $142,700

Salary Range 2: $117,900 - $147,400

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.