Sr Principal RF Microwave Design Engineer (TS/SCI required**)

Northrop Grumman



Aurora, CO


Position summary

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Northrop Grumman is seeking a Sr Principal RF Engineer to join our team based at a facility in Aurora, Colorado.

This role provides technical support to the program on a variety of technical tasks.

Job responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, designing, developing, testing radio frequency (Ranges: X,C,s,Ku,Ka) and/or microwave systems architecture, components, circuits, or products. Including antenna design, both reflector and array systems, frequency synthesizers, transmitters, and receivers.

Basic Qualifications

  • 9 Years with Bachelors - STEM; 7 Years with Masters - STEM; 4 Years with PhD - STEM. (completed STEM degree is required to be considered for this role**)
  • Must have active/current DoD Top Secret clearance with SCI access to be considered**( US citizenship is required)
  • Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to work with minimal oversight or direction
  • Must have knowledge of professional engineering best practices for the full development life cycle, including requirements, architecture, design, integration, test, and operations
  • Knowledge of linking Budget and Performance to include Gains, Losses
  • Knowledge of calculations, Equivalent Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP), Power Spectral Density (PSD)/GT, Signal to Noise Ratio EB/No(SNR)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Satellite Dynamics and TT+C Links, SATCOM antenna equipment, manufacturing, troubleshooting, and repairs
  • Experience working in a military environment, DOD Test Experience, working knowledge of current DoD Space Control systems
  • Digital Signal Processing + A/D - D/A Conversion
  • Experience working in a diverse and complex HW and SW integration and deployment environment with an emphasis on configuration management and first time quality
  • Ability to work independently with multi-disciplined teams within the program

This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Educational Assistance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health & Wellness Resources
  • Employee Discounts

Salary Range: $123,800 - $185,800

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. https://U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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