Northrop Grumman RF/Microwave Design Engineer 4 in Rolling Meadows, Illinois
The Land & Avionics C4ISR Division, headquartered in the North Chicago suburbs, develops operational Electronic Warfare (EW) and targeting systems that provide situational awareness, self-protection, and offensive electronic attack capability to platforms across the electromagnetic spectrum.
By joining us, you'll work on projects that help safeguard our nation and allies related to land forces, rotary wing survivability systems, EW systems, communications systems, missile warning systems (MWS) and sensors, infrared countermeasure (IRCM) systems, automatic test equipment, modeling and simulation, and situational awareness programs. The Hardware Engineering organization plays a key role in developing these mission solutions.
The RF/Microwave Design Engineer role involves full life-cycle product development from system concept and requirements through design, prototype build and test, production, verification, and field support while working in integrated product teams spanning Engineering, Manufacturing, and Program Management.
Our integrated microwave assembly (IMA) designs utilize the latest MMIC and discrete device technologies from all major vendors, including internal Northrop Grumman-designed devices. We work closely with our Microelectronics Manufacturing team to advance the state-of-the-art in IMA performance.
As an RF/Microwave Design Engineer, you will be responsible for research, design, and development of RF and microwave products. Your expertise in RF/microwave modeling and simulation, along with component-level and circuit-level design, analysis, and test/troubleshoot are required for this position.
BS degree in a STEM field with a minimum 9 years of electronics design experienceor a MS in a STEM field with 7 years of electronics design experience.
RF/Microwave circuit design experience, including chain analysis, modeling and simulation, and prototyping through test and integration.
Hands-on prototyping test and troubleshoot experience with complex RF/microwave components, subassemblies, and integrated assemblies; such as amplifiers, mixers, filters, equalizers, switched filter banks, frequency converters, and RF distribution assemblies.
Demonstrated ability to translate system performance and operational specifications into hardware design and test specifications.
Familiarity with documentation and configuration management systems similar to DOORS, Teamcenter Enterprise, or ClearCase/ClearQuest.
Proven skills to include: communicating and collaborating with all levels of an organization internally and externally, adaptability, creativity, ability to work independently, ability to solve complex engineering challenges.
US Citizen with ability to obtain government security clearance.
An advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, or similar engineering discipline with a minimum 7 years of RF/Microwave electronics design experience.
Experience utilizing RF/Microwave design tools including Microwave Office (MWO) and Advanced Design System (ADS).
Experience with High Frequency Structure Simulator (HFSS) and MatLab modeling tools.
Experience with millimeter wave (mmW) design and production techniques.
Working knowledge of Electronic Warfare systems.
Cost Account Management experience.
Current Secret or Top Secret security clearance.
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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.