RF Engineer/Principal RF Engineer (DOD SkillBridge)San Diego, 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.

NG- Military Internship Program Description:

As one of the largest global security companies in the world, Northrop Grumman is proud to help our nation's military personnel make the transition to civilian careers. Approximately 1/4th of Northrop Grumman's 90,000 employees self-identify as veterans, and more than 1,600 are reservists.

The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program (NG-MIP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.29 .The NG-MIP program is an opportunity for transitioning service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through an individual internship during their last 6 months of service, for up to 180 days. The Northrop Grumman Military internship Program is open to all ranks and experience levels. SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as active-duty service members .

Responsibilities for this internship position are:

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has developed the Northrop Grumman - Military Internship Program (DoD SkillBridge) utilizing the DoDI guidance for SkillBridge. During this program the service member will be on-site at his or her host company performing an individual internship in an entry to mid-level career type role. The service member will be on the job training supporting a work schedule equivalent to 40hrs per week. Outlined below are the Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the program.

Goals - Provide transitioning service members fellowship-style job skills training during the last portion(s) of their military commitment. This program is specifically designed to offer internships that result in the potential to transition to a full-time opportunity as the conclusion of the training. Interns will serve as a pipeline for high-speed, motivated military candidates into NGC.

Objectives - Service Members who complete the Intern program will be highly-trained, capable, future employees that align to the specific needs of the organization and are prepared to meet the NG mission "Defining Possible" on Day 1. This program provides a comprehensive internship experience including professional development, networking with leadership, and training specifically focused on NG leadership principles, company history, customer/stakeholder engagement, product and service overview, and core job responsibilities.

Outcome - Offer transitioning service member a rewarding opportunity to join the Northrop Grumman team.

DoD SkillBridge Eligibility:

  • Has served at least 180 days on active duty

  • Is within 12 months of separation or retirement

  • Will receive an honorable discharge

  • Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS

  • Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months

  • Received Unit Commander ( first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) written authorization and approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge Program prior to start of internship.

MPR

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems sector is seeking a RF Engineer / Principal RF Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in defining the future. This position will be located in either Rancho Bernardo, CA or Melbourne, FL

**This position may be filled by either a RF Engineer level or a Principal RF Engineer level based on the qualifications listed.

The candidate will be expected to thoroughly understand all system requirements, specifications, and interface control documents, prepare, monitor, and update program schedules, conduct and participate in all related design reviews, and provide technical guidance to the cross-functional team. The candidate will collaborate with subsystem responsible engineers, mission management hardware engineers, and system test engineers. Daily activities include team collaboration, supplier management, architecture development and support integration. Specific tasks performed in this role are system integration, Computational Electromagnetic (CEM) modeling, principal understanding of radar range equation . Collaboration with the Missions Systems team is inclusive of but not limited to of the following Design and Analysis of; EW, Link Budget, Communications, Antenna, Digital Signal Processing (DSP), Radar, Amplifiers, Co-site, and Navigation Techniques.

Essential Functions:

  • RF design and analysis of avionics used on military aircraft

  • Gathering of data, requirements development, interfacing with suppliers and briefing customer

  • Acting as manufacturing liaison during build process of your project to ensure overall quality, delivery, and cost objectives are achieved

  • Support integration of avionics on military aircraft

  • Basic knowledge of design and analysis tools for RF design

Basic Qualifications:

For - RF Engineer (T02):

  • Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 2 years of experience OR Master's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 0 years of experience for T02.

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret or higher security clearance

  • Ability to obtain and maintain additional Special Access Program (SAP) access

Basic Qualifications:

For - Principal RF Engineer (T03):

  • Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 5 years of experience OR Master's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 3 years of experience OR 0 years' experience with PhD for T03.

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret or higher security clearance

  • Ability to obtain and maintain additional Special Access Program (SAP) access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current, active in-scope DoD Secret or higher security clearance

  • Proficiency with Matlab, Simulink, HFSS, STK, EMIT

  • Familiarity with DOORS or CAMEO

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively

  • Ability to lead fellow engineers on technical efforts

  • Experience performing functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.

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

Salary Range 2: $107,000 - $160,900

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.