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RF Microwave Design Engineer

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Cicero
Posted on: October 10, 2019

Job Description:

The Land & Avionics C4ISR Division, headquartered in the North Chicago suburbs, develops state-of-the-art Electronic Warfare (EW) and targeting systems that provide situational awareness, self-protection, and offensive electronic attack capability to platforms across the electromagnetic spectrum.

By joining us, you'll work on projects that help safeguard our nation and allies related to land forces, rotary wing survivability systems, EW systems, communications systems, missile warning systems and sensors, infrared countermeasure (IRCM) systems, automated test equipment, modeling and simulation, and situational awareness programs. The Hardware Engineering organization plays a key role in developing these mission solutions.

The RF/Microwave Design Engineer role, within Hardware Engineering, involves full life-cycle product development from system concept and requirements through design, prototype build and test, production, verification, and field support while working in integrated product teams spanning Engineering, Manufacturing, Program Management, and Global Supply Chain.

Our integrated microwave assembly (IMA) designs utilize the latest MMIC and discrete device technologies from all major vendors, including internal Northrop Grumman-designed devices. We work closely with our Microelectronics Manufacturing team to advance the state-of-the-art in IMA performance.

As an RF/Microwave Design Engineer, you will be responsible for research, design, development, and support of RF and microwave products. Your expertise in RF/microwave modeling and simulation, along with component-level and circuit-level design, analysis, and test/troubleshoot are required for this position.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, or similar engineering discipline

Minimum 2 years of electronics design experience with a Bachelor's degree, or 1 year of electronics design experience with a Master's degree in a technical field

RF/Microwave circuit design experience with some or all of the following: RF chain/budget analysis, modeling, and simulation

Hands-on prototyping test and troubleshoot experience with RF/microwave components such as amplifiers, mixers, filters, equalizers, and switches. Experience with more complex integrated assemblies; such as switched filter banks, frequency converters, and RF distribution assemblies; is a plus

Ability to design hardware to meet flowed-down performance specifications

Familiarity with documentation and configuration management systems similar to DOORS or Teamcenter Enterprise

Proven skills to include: communicating and collaborating with multiple disciplines within an organization, adaptability, creativity, ability to work independently, ability to solve complex engineering challenges

US Citizen with ability to obtain government security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

An advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, or similar engineering discipline

Minimum 3 years of RF/Microwave electronics design experience

Experience utilizing RF/Microwave design tools including Microwave Office (MWO) or Advanced Design System (ADS)

Experience with High Frequency Structure Simulator (HFSS) and MatLab modeling tools

Experience with millimeter wave (mmW) design and production techniques

Working knowledge of Electronic Warfare or radar systems

Experience in a design leadership role

Current US government Secret or Top Secret security clearance

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.

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