Engineer RF Microwave DesignNorthridge, CA

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 is currently seeking a RF Microwave Design Engineer that will be located in Northridge, CA.

Job Duties:

Designs, develops, tests radio frequency (RF) and/or microwave systems architecture, components, circuits, or products. Includes antenna design, both reflector and array systems, frequency synthesizers, transmitters and receivers for tactical missile system development and production programs.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Supports development of RF and Antenna designs and evaluations of engineering design concepts

  • Creates test plans and procedures for a variety of RF and Environmental testing.

  • Develops specifications and requirements, and failure reports.

  • Participates in RF testing and measurement using RF instruments and anechoic chambers.

  • Identifies opportunities for improvement based on review of failure data and supports development and implementation of component design improvements or updates.

  • Supports creation designs and simulation models using computer modeling tools.

  • Supports design reviews and test activities, as needed.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or related technical discipline with 2-5 years of related experience or MS in similar disciplines with 0 years of related experience.

  • **Active DoD Secret Clearance desired. Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance is required.

  • Ability to measure using RF Network Analyzers, Spectrum Analyzers, and signal generators and interpret RF Test data and radiation patterns.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to build effective working relationships.

  • Self-starter capable of performing assigned tasks with some direction.

  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in RF product design and development, with antenna knowledge preferred

  • Experience with high temperature environments preferred

  • Experience with Flight Hardware preferred.

  • Experience with Ansys HFSS software or equivalent modeling tools preferred.

  • Ability to read and interpret Engineering drawings/schematics.

*Living in Northridge offers a perfect combination of urban living with the beauty of nature. It is a short drive away from downtown Los Angeles, the Hollywood Hills, or the rest of the San Fernando Valley.

Take advantage of your flexible work schedule to enjoy shopping at the local Northridge Fashion Center or spend time at the local Recreation Center as well as easy access to nearby protected natural areas such as the Chatsworth Reservoir, the Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park, Lake Balboa or within driving distance, spend a day at the beach or snow ski at our local mountains. With Cal State Northridge right in the heart of town, the area has an active college-town energy combined with family-friendly suburban charm. The stunning southern California climate makes for year-round easy living. With an average of 284 sunny days during the year , it is safe to say you'll have plenty of time to enjoy your outdoor activities to the fullest.


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Northrop Grumman in Northridge-California - Northrop Grumman

Salary Range: $87,200 - $130,800

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 most positions.