Sr. Principal RF Microwave Production Support Engineer

Northrop Grumman

3.2

(26)

Baltimore, MD

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    Position summary

    fined, hardware-enabled solutions. AMS E&S in Linthicum, MD enables these hardware solutions by providing RF microwave and mixed signal architecture, design, verification, and support expertise across a wide variety electronic sensor products. Our engineers work on complex, leading edge, high reliability electronics supporting maritime, ground, airborne, and space platforms.

    What You Will Do:

    • Using RF test equipment verify, troubleshoot and repair RF microwave and mixed signal subsystem assemblies
    • Troubleshooting digital circuits and finding root cause of module failure.
    • Deriving test scripts to aid engineering team in troubleshooting
    • Troubleshooting RF test sets
    • Finding trends within multiple modules to identify where design updates can be implemented for higher manufacturing yields
    • Collaborating, training and working directly with represented employees
    • Designing, modeling, and verifying RF, microwave, and mixed signal assemblies
    • Managing RF budgets, frequency planning, and common assembly level interfaces
    • Predicting assembly level performance through selecting materials, components, and packaging approaches, RF chain analysis, electromagnetic simulation, data collection and analysis, and other modeling techniques
    • Collaborating with peer functions such as Mechanical, Manufacturing, Quality, Supply Chain, and Test
    • Utilizing world class manufacturing capabilities both on-site and within the broader company for prototyping through full rate production from the foundry level to microelectronic packaging to printed circuit board fabrication and assembly to subsystem level integration and test
    • Working directly with a wide variety of different external supplier partners including leading domestic foundries, printed circuit board fabricators and assemblers, component manufacturers, material fabricators, and more
    • Supporting products throughout the product life cycle
    • RF and mixed signal product types include antenna radiators, circulators, device interposers, filters, manifolds, receiver / exciter assemblies, signal conditioning assemblies, signal generators, and transmit / receive assemblies

    This is an on-site position located in Linthicum, MD with easy access to the major cities of Baltimore to the north and Washington DC to the south. The location is a 2-hour drive to the Atlantic Ocean to the east or the Appalachian Mountains to the north and west. The area is rich with historical sites, museums, concerts and performing arts venues, one of the nation's top medical facilities, college and professional sports, nightlife, and many outdoor activities most notably boating and fishing on the Chesapeake Bay. The Linthicum campus includes the potential to live in urban, suburban, and waterfront communities within easy commutes and is conveniently located adjacent to the BWI International Airport and an Amtrak rail station.

    T04 Sr Principle Engineer Basic Qualifications

    • Electrical Engineering or related STEM field degree: Bachelor of Science with 9 years of RF/microwave experience; Master's degree with 7 years of RF/microwave experience; PhD degree with 4 years of experience
    • US Citizenship is required
    • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance
    • Proven knowledge of electrical engineering design software and equipment
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to design, implement, install and maintain electrical systems
    • Technical Team Leadership

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Secret or Top Secret / SCI security clearance

    • RF and mixed signal printed circuit board and circuit card assembly level design

    • RF budgeting, frequency planning, RF chain analysis and modeling, schematic capture, electromagnetic simulation, signal integrity analysis

    • Component selection and/or custom component requirements flow down and trades

    • Ceramic and organic printed circuit board materials, design, fabrication, and assembly processes

    • Integrated Circuit packaging techniques including chip-and-wire, QFN, flip-chip

    • RF lab equipment such as network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, signal generators, power meters, etc.

    • Electronic troubleshooting from component to assembly levels

    • Complex data reduction and analysis

    • Product life cycle support from concept through production support

    • Designing for high reliability, mil/aero requirements, and environments

    • AESA / phased array, Radar, SIGINT, or SATCOM experience

    • Technical team leadership

    • Experience in the Aerospace or Defense Industry

    • Software tools: Mentor Xpedition DX Designer, ANSYS HFSS, Keysight ADS, Keysight Genisys, MathWorks MATLAB, Autodesk AutoCAD, and Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Word)

    Requirements listed would be obtained through a combination of industry relevant job experience, internship experiences and or schoolwork/classes/research.

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

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

    Why you should apply for a job to Northrop Grumman:

  • 93% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Back-up Care Advantage offers employees a safety net for those days when regular care arrangements fall through.
  • Sitter City offers access to babysitters, dog walkers & caregivers who can assist with special needs, companion care, housekeeping & more.
  • We’ve partnered with College Coach, an organization that can assist employees and their families through important educational challenges.