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Sr Principal RF Microwave Design Engineer

at Northrop Grumman Corporation

Posted: 9/27/2019
Job Reference #: 19030558
Keywords: electrical

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.


No matter the assignment, Northrop Grumman is committed to being aleader in Cyber, Logistics and Modernization, Autonomous Systems, C4ISR, andStrike.  For us, it's about more than just performing.  It means realizingthe values that define us:  responsibility, trust, integrity andprotecting freedom worldwide.  These values inspire and unite our people-who make everything we do possible.


Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and deliversspace, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Wepush the boundaries of innovation, and drive advances in various sciences. Our mainproducts include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missileproducts, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armamentsystems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components andservices; and advanced aerospace structures. Come be a part of our mission!


NorthropGrumman Innovation Systems (NGIS) is looking for you to join our team as a SrPrincipal RF Microwave Design Engineer based out of Beavercreek, OH.

What You'll get to Do:

Thisposition requires a highly motivated individual, able to work with minimaloversight from senior technical staff. Key roles include individual and teamfocused research, design, analysis, prototyping, test validation, andmanufacturing support in the field of electromagnetic structures and materials.Applicants must demonstrate prior working experience with electromagneticmaterials, typical of Low Observable aerospace structures. Examples includeloaded honeycomb core and/or similar core geometries, loaded foams andelastomers, MAGRAM, R-Cards, Circuit Analog sheets / absorbers, and FrequencySelective Surfaces.


Workingexperience with various RF test equipment and common test measurement systemsfor the extraction of electrical material properties is required. Workingexperience with multi-tensor material characterization / extraction isdesirable. Proficiency in Matlab is desirable for design, analysis, andprocessing of data. Applicants are responsible to monitor the quality of thematerials produced, establishing test criteria to ensure that the end productsmeet specifications. Regular communication with cross-functional teams,management, and customers is expected to be successful.

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

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


Our Values. The women and men ofNorthrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe ourcompany as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstratethese Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice createslong-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and thecommunities we serve.


Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, weare committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracingdiversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be anideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.


You'll Bring These Qualifications:
  • BS in Electrical Engineering and/or Physics and 9 years of experience or MS Electrical Engineering and/or Physics and 7 years of experience
  • Electromagnetics fundamentals
  • Experience with RF test equipment (e.g.  Network Analyzers, SCI-2K, SCI-IS-HH2, Transmission Tunnel, Std Waveguides, Reflection Arch, and Resonant Cavities)
  • Ability to obtain Secret Clearance or actively possessing a clearance


These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
  • Proficiency in Matlab (e.g. data acquisition, instrument control, and data processing)
  • Experience with commercial EM analysis tools (e.g.  HFSS)
  • Experience with Matlab
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 package will include the following:

  • Health Plan
  • Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Additional benefits
    • Education Assistance
    • Training and Development


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.