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Lead Antenna RF Engineer (CA or AZ)

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Redondo Beach
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

Requisition ID: R10076262
Category: Engineering
Location: Redondo Beach, California, United States of America
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: None
Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Positions Available: 1

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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable, and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking an Antenna RF Microwave Design Engineer 5 to join our team of qualified and diverse individuals in Redondo Beach, CA or Gilbert, AZ. Responsibilities will span application of advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts in Antenna technologies. Contributions to the development of new principles and concepts, collaboration with technical leadership on Antenna system requirements generation and associated flowdown, Antenna components and subsystem design/analysis, and Antenna system performance verification including range testing. Primary scope will involve development of mission-enabling Antenna products for space.

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

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.

Essential Functions:

Technical Lead to manage Antenna design developments including architecture, components, circuits, or products, and performance of Radio Frequency (RF) and/or microwave systems testing with a cross-disciplinary engineering & production team

Responsible for the design & analysis, development, production and sustainment of Antenna RF systems in support of class A, B, and C Antenna programs

Proficiency in electromagnetic theory, electromagnetic analysis, and performance budgeting/allocation in RF systems or subsystems

Incorporation of lessons learned and experiences in design/analysis, innovative thinking, and familiarity with the state-of-the-art

Communication & information flow to project team and functional homeroom management, as well as fulfilling reporting requirements to customer & program management

Identifying and realizing opportunities to reduce cost and improve processes

Develop advanced technology concepts and guides development into a final product

Serving as organization spokesperson on advanced projects and/or programs

Acts as advisor to management and customers on advanced technical research studies and applications

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field from an accredited institution and 14 years of experience with designing/analyzing radio frequency (RF) and/or microwave Antenna systems OR 12 years of experience with a Master's Degree OR 9 years of experience with a PhD.

Proficiency with CST Microwave Studio, HFSS, GRASP, FEKO, or other computational electromagnetics software tools

Candidate must have the ability to obtain, and maintain a U.S. Government TOP SECRET security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's degree in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Electromagnetics from an accredited institution and 15 years of engineering experience in an aerospace environment producing flight hardware.

Experience with Antenna system architecture development, Antenna system requirements generation/flowdown, Antenna system design/analysis, and Antenna system performance verification including range testing.

Technical breadth across the following areas: highly-integrated Antenna systems, phased arrays, analog beamforming, hybrid beamforming, digital beamforming, reflector Antennas, reflect-arrays, small aperture Antennas, frequency-independent Antennas, Antenna/RF system cascade performance analysis, linear and non-linear analysis, digital electronics (ASICs/FPGAs), power electronics, CAD modeling, statistics, systems engineering, and measurement data post-processing/reduction

Candidate has, and can maintain, at least ONE of the following active U.S. Government security clearances:

Dept. of Defense Top Secret level with a background investigation date within 6 years

SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years

Dept. of Energy Q clearance with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years



Salary Range: $156,000 USD - $234,000 USD

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. 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

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.%32886573%

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