Space Principal/ Sr Principal Engineer RF Microwave Design (Up to $15k in sign-on bonus for eligible candidates!)Rolling Meadows, IL

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.

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, but they're also making history.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman Space Systems has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career with Northrop Grumman Space Systems today!

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

The Payload and Ground Systems Division seeks talented RF Hardware Design engineers with RF experience to join our growing team in Rolling Meadows, IL.

As a RF Hardware Engineer, you will join our diverse team and be responsible for research, requirements analysis, architecture, schematic design, and testing of RF hardware. Experience with space hardware and requirements is a plus. Tasks include.

  • Create engineering documentation (change notices, parts lists, bills of materials, test reports, test procedures)

  • Create electrical schematic and board layout support.

  • Maintaining process and procedures.

  • Troubleshooting production hardware to determining root cause of failures and identify corrective actions.

  • Hardware integration and test

  • Working with suppliers to resolve technical hardware issues.

  • Creating and analyzing metrics to target cost improvements.

  • Interface with and present to customers

Basic Qualifications:

Qualifications for a Principal RF Microwave Design Engineer Level:

Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, Computer Engineering or similar engineering discipline with a minimum 5 years of RF experience or master's Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or similar engineering discipline with a minimum 3 years of design experience.

Qualifications for a Senior RF Microwave Design Engineer Level:

Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, Computer Engineering or similar engineering discipline with a minimum 9 years of RF experience or master's Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or similar engineering discipline with a minimum 7 years of design experience.

  • RF/Analog circuit design experience, including schematic capture through test and integration

  • Hands-on prototyping and debug experience testing complex RF subsystems, such as complex circuit card development involving amplifiers, mixers, control systems, ADCs, DACs, and/or phase lock loops

  • Demonstrated ability to translate system performance and operational specifications into hardware requirements, design, and test specifications

  • Familiarity with documentation, revision control and review systems similar to DOORS, ClearCase, and ClearQuest

  • Proven skills to include: communicating with all levels of an organization internally and externally, adaptable, creative, collaborative and also comfortable working independently and enjoys solving difficult problems

  • US Citizen and ability to obtain government security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of Space systems and electronics

  • Recent circuit card design experience utilizing circuit-related tools including Cadence Concept, Allegro, and/or Mentor Dx Designer, Expedition

  • Experience with Advanced Design System (ADS) and MatLab modeling tools

  • Experience with SPICE modeling tools

  • 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.

Salary Range: $127,000 - $190,600

Salary Range 2: $102,400 - $153,600

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.