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Northrop Grumman Sr. Principal RF Design Engineer in Cincinnati, Ohio

Join Northrop Grumman - Xetron, part of the Mission Systems sector, focused on the development of new capabilities for our military and intelligence customers around the globe. At Xetron, we design systems that science fiction writers can only dream up; they're just that cool!

Northrop Grumman Xetron is a small Operating Unit within the larger Northrop Grumman Corporation that is located in Cincinnati Ohio. Xetron is a rare example of an organization with a small business culture that is operating collaboratively with its larger business parent entity. You'll get the opportunity to wrestle with the next big problems in an atmosphere of collaboration and cooperation, sharing your expertise while also learning from other highly gifted and experienced engineers. Remember when you were excited about getting to work because the challenge of the problem, the importance of the solution and the fun you had with your team? Xetron is that kind of place!

We are seeking a cleared Senior Principal RF Deign Engineer to join our Systems Engineering Group as a RF Systems Architect . This critical role is a key contributor to the successful completion of programs. We are looking for Professionals who want to solve the puzzles that make a difference to our nation's security with a focus on RF Design and an emphasis on low Size, Weight and Power (SWAP), SIGINT sensor systems and Electronic Warfare.

Mission is everything to our program teams. Our customers come to us because we have proven time and again we can meet their challenging requirements and quickly. Our Systems Architects are responsible for communicating with our customers and end users to understand their requirements then ultimately turn those requirements into a product that can be fielded in their challenging environments by the aggressive mission date. Our products must survive harsh environments including terrestrial, airborne, and space. Therefore, a demonstrated track record from the candidate of developing hardware solutions and implementing them with ingenuity and creativity is expected.

Besides utilizing the exciting technologies and solving the unique challenges of our customers to meet their missions, what makes being a Systems Architect at Xetron great? One, since our program teams are typically small (i.e. 5-20 engineers), our Systems Architects are considered the technical leaders for the program helping to guide these small teams through all lifecycle phases of our programs including requirements, design, implementation, test and delivery. Two, again because our teams our small, our Systems Architects don't live in the paperwork instead are required to get their "hands dirty" having direct involvement from concept through production of these novel hardware systems including hands on development and test of custom electronics and mechanical enclosures. Three, since our program durations are short, our Systems Architects get the opportunity to go through the entire program lifecycle again and again meeting new people and designing new systems often instead of working on one program for 10 years.





Basic Qualifications:

  • 9 years' engineering experience with Bachelors in Electrical Engineering, Science or related discipline OR 7 years' engineering experience with Masters in Electrical Engineering, Science or related discipline OR 5 years' engineering experience with PhD in Electrical Engineering, Science or related discipline

  • This position requires significant experience in two or more of the following:

  • Systems Architecture of RF systems - full system to circuit card level

  • RF Performance Modeling and simulation

  • Integrated circuit and electronics design of RF systems

  • Experience in RF hardware design

  • Novel RF waveform design

  • US Citizenship and an active Top Secret Clearance with the ability to get SCI clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret Clearance with SCI

  • Master's / PhD in a relevant field

  • RF domain experience covering VHF through microwave frequencies

  • Significant technical contribution in RF hardware (receivers and transmitters), DSP design, RF communication, signal collection, and/or EW programs

  • Experience in designing complex system architectures

  • Experience with the challenges in designing hardware systems to survive in harsh environments including terrestrial, airborne, and space

  • Experience in SWAP design challenges

  • Requirements derivation & flow down

  • Systems integration testing

  • Verification and Validation

  • Leading system and/or subsystem design with direct involvement

This position offers the option of a 9/80 work schedule. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work nine-hour days Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

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.

Job Category : Engineering