Senior Principal Antenna RF Engineer Redondo Beach, 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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable, and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Senior Principal Antenn a RF Engineer 4 to join our team of qualified and diverse individuals in Redondo Beach, CA.

Responsibilities not limited to demonstrating extensive technical expertise applied to antennas and RF products and demonstrates full knowledge of other related disciplines. E ffectiv e communication and demonstrated ability to clearly present technical approaches and findings regarding the state of the art in RF Antenna technology domain s is essential to the role .

Responsibilities will span application of advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts in Antenna technologies . Contribut ions to the development of new principles and concepts , collaboration with technical leadership on Antenna system requirements generation and associated flow down , Antenna components and subsystem design/analysis, and Antenna system performance verification including range testing. Primary scope will involve development of mission-enabling Antenna products for space.

Essential Functions :

  • Antenna RF Design, Analysis, and/or Measurement w ork is performed with consultant level direction.

  • Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of Antenna RF Design, Analysis, and or Measurement A ssignment

  • C ompleted work on antenna RF products is reviewed from a relatively long- term perspective, for program and / or functional homeroom desired results on Long Range Strategic Plan

  • Guides the successful completion of major programs and may function in a project leadership role on Antenna RF Products and related project scope

  • Demonstrate knowledge in more than one area in electromagnetic theory, electromagnetic analysis, and performance budgeting/allocation in RF systems or subsystems

  • Incorporation of lessons learned and experiences in design/analysis, innovative thinking, and familiarity with the state-of-the-art

  • Communication & information flow to project team and functional homeroom management, as well as fulfilling reporting requirements to customer & program management

  • Identifying and realizing opportunities to reduce cost and improve processes

  • Represents the organization as the RF Antenna prime technical contact on contracts and projects

  • Interacts with senior external personnel on significant technical matters

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field from an accredited institution and 9 years of experience with designing/analyzing/ radio frequency (RF) and/or microwave Antenna systems OR 7 years of experience with a Master of Science degree OR 4 years of experience with a PhD.

  • D emonstrated expertise using CST Microwave Studio, HFSS, GRASP, FEKO, or other computational electromagnetics software tools

  • Candidate must have the ability to obtain , and maintain a U.S. Government TOP SECRET security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Electromagnetics from an accredited institution and at least 1 0 years of engineering experience in an aerospace environment producing flight hardware.

  • Experience with Antenna RF system architecture development, Antenna RF system synthesis based on requirements flowdown , Antenna RF system team leadership in design/analysis, and Antenna RF Payload level system performance verification including flight technology demonstrators, and programs of record .

  • Candidate ha s , and can maintain, at least ONE of the following active U.S. Government security clearances:

  • Dept. of Defense Top Secret level with a background investigation date within 6 years

  • SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SS BI) completed within 5 years

  • Dept. of Energy Q clearance with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years

  • Technical breadth across the following areas: highly-integrated Antenna systems, phased arrays, analog beamforming, hybrid beamforming, digital beamforming, R eflector Antenna s, R eflect-arrays, S mall A perture Fixed Beam Antenna s, F requency- I ndependent Antenna s, Antenna /RF system cascade performance analysis, linear and non-linear RF analysis , digital electronics (ASICs/FPGAs) , power electronics, CAD modeling, statistics, systems engineering, and measurement data post-processing/reduction.



Salary Range: $129,700 - $194,500

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.

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