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Sr Prncpl Engr RF Microwv Dsgn

at Northrop Grumman Corporation

Posted: 8/15/2019
Job Reference #: 19025083
Categories: Other/General
Keywords: commercial, company

Job Description

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology thatpreserves freedom and advances human discovery. Our pioneering and inventivespirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancementsin our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, tostealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We continue to innovate withdevelopments from launching the first commercial flight to space, todiscovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not onlypart of history, they're making history.


The Engineering &Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefinesengineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team ischartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop,design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector whileproviding a decisive advantage to the warfighter.  Come be a part of ourmission!

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems sector is seeking an Engineer RF Microwave Design 4 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals at the Avionics and Tactical Networks (ATN) Operating Unit. This position will be located in San Diego, CA.

Avionics and Tactical Networks (ATN) is one of the Operating Units in the Airborne C4ISR Systems Division of the Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector. ATN is the nation's sole provider of integrated Communications, Navigation and Identification (CNI) systems to the world's premier fighter aircraft – the F-22 Raptor and the F-35 Lightning. ATN also provides trusted, high data rate communication solutions for the nation's senior leaders. Our team of communication systems experts is additionally developing next-generation ground radios for land forces, and our Electronic Warfare subject matter experts are creating the next generation of IED countermeasures to keep our soldiers safe when in harm's way. We are headquartered in the purpose built Rancho Carmel and Spectrum

Center facilities in San Diego, California.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The RF/Microwave Engineer can perform technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for RF/Microwave Products & RF System Architecture Design and Development activities. RF/Microwave analyses are performed at all levels of the RF/Microwave Product and RF System Design from the RF System Architecture level down to the circuit level to include: concept, design, fabrication, test validation and verification, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal.

Capable of leading RF/Microwave Hardware design and development teams on major defense programs and/or smaller Independent Research & Development (IR&D) activities.   Able to work well with program system engineering to ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into realizable RF/Microwave Products & RF System Architecture Design solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.  Able to perform functional analysis, chain analysis, detail trade studies, product requirements creation, detailed circuit requirements derivation, and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into RF/Microwave hardware product specifications.

Excellent leadership and technical skills experienced with leading RF/Microwave product development activities:

• Solve complex RF/Microwave technical issues with limited supervision

• Requirements derivation, simulation, analysis, design and develop RF/Microwave hardware circuits to include Amplifiers, Low Noise Amplifiers, Filters , Couplers, Switches, PLLs, Mixers, Op Amps, ADCs, and DACs for applications in Communications Power Amplifiers, Receivers, Exciters, Synthesizers, and Digital Converters.

• Develop hardware on diverse platforms performing component selection, circuit simulation and analysis, schematic design, pwb layout and route, and verification test development.

• Experienced with transitioning new product designs to a production environment and is familiar with production processes.




Basic Qualifications:

9 Years of related experience with Bachelors in STEM field; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD.

• Demonstrated knowledge with RF/Microwave product design and development in a technical leadership capacity

• Demonstrated understanding of RF/Microwave design principles and testing techniques

• Demonstrated success working individually as part of a team requiring very little supervision or as a team leader.

• Must be able to obtain a SECRET SECURITY CLEARANCE


Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

• Candidates with previous cutting edge experience in a RF/Microwave development environment

• Previous classroom or on the job experience with one or more of the following tools; PSpice, AWR Microwave Office, Sonnet, HFSS, SpectraSys/Genesys, OrCad/PADS, and Mentor Board Station and Expedition Schematic/Layout


• MSEE or PhD

What We Can Offer You:


Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family.   Your benefits will include the following:


Health Plan

Savings Plan

Paid Time Off

Education Assistance

Training and Development

Flexible Work Arrangements  


Additional Northrop Grumman Information:


Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.


Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.


Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.


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.