Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman (DoD SkillBridge) Principal/Sr Principal RF Engineer (Active/Final TS/SCI required**) - Aurora

Aurora, CO
Northrop Grumman solves the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defense and cyberspace to meet

Job Description

Northrop Grumman (DoD SkillBridge) Principal/Sr Principal RF Engineer (Active/Final TS/SCI required**)

Posted: Wednesday, 10/18/2023

Requisition ID: R10134611

  • Category: Engineering
  • Location: Aurora, Colorado, United States of America
  • Citizenship required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance Type: SCI
  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel Required: No
  • 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.

As one of the largest global security companies in the world, Northrop Grumman is proud to help our nation’s military personnel make the transition to civilian careers. Approximately 1/4th of Northrop Grumman’s 90,000 employees self-identify as veterans, and more than 1,600 are reservists.

The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program (NG-MIP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.29. NG-MIP is an opportunity for transitioning service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through an individual internship during their last 6 months of service, for up to 180 days. The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program is open to all ranks and experience levels. SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as active-duty service members.

Responsibilities for this internship position are:

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has developed the Northrop Grumman – Military Internship Program (DoD SkillBridge) utilizing the DoDI guidance for SkillBridge. During this program, the service member will be on-site at his or her host company performing an individual internship in an entry to mid-level career-type role. The service member will be on the job training supporting a work schedule equivalent to 40 hours per week. Outlined below are the Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the program.

Goals – Provide transitioning service members fellowship-style job skills training during the last portion(s) of their military commitment. This program is specifically designed to offer internships that result in the potential to transition to a full-time opportunity at the conclusion of the training. Interns will serve as a pipeline for high-speed, motivated military candidates into NGC.

Objectives - Service Members who complete the Intern program will be highly trained, capable, future employees who align with the specific needs of the organization and are prepared to meet the NG mission “Defining Possible” on Day 1. This program provides a comprehensive internship experience including professional development, networking with leadership, and training specifically focused on NG leadership principles, company history, customer/stakeholder engagement, product and service overview, and core job responsibilities.

Outcome – Offer transitioning service members a rewarding opportunity to join the Northrop Grumman team.

DoD SkillBridge Eligibility:

  • Has served at least 180 days on active duty

  • Is within 12 months of separation or retirement

  • Will receive an honorable discharge

  • Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS

  • Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months

  • Received Unit Commander (first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) written authorization and approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge Program prior to the start of the internship

The Payload and Ground Systems, a division within Northrop Grumman’s Space Systems Sector is known for pushing the boundaries of innovation, redefining engineering capabilities, and driving advances in various sciences through cutting-edge technology. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, and innovative technologies to develop, design, produce, and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Principal/Sr Principal RF Engineer to join our team. This position would be based in the Aurora, Colorado area.

This role designs, develops, integrates, and tests radio frequency (RF) and/or microwave systems architecture, or products.

Job responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Support architecture trades, design analysis, and performance.

  • Provide systems engineering support to hardware developments for ground systems utilizing state-of-the-art antenna, RF, and digital technologies.

  • Project roles span all phases of the product development cycle, from new business acquisitions to established programs delivering integrated hardware and software systems.

  • Systems engineering activities include system architecture design, trade studies, specification development, requirement definition and allocation, performance analysis, and simulation, system modeling and simulation tool development, and support to hardware design, manufacturing, integration, and testing.

This position requires being onsite and does not support remote or hybrid work.

This requisition may be filled at either a level 3 or a level 4, depending on the candidate’s experience as laid out in the basic qualifications detailed below as well as the interview assessment.

Basic Qualifications

Level 3:

  • Level 3: (Principal level)

    • 5 Years of relevant experience with a completed Bachelor's-STEM degree; 3 Years of relevant experience with a completed Masters's-STEM degree; 0 Years of relevant experience with a completed PhD-STEM [completed STEM degree is required to be considered for this role]

  • Level 4: (Sr Principal level)

    • 9 Years of relevant experience with a completed Bachelor's-STEM degree; 7 Years of relevant experience with a completed Masters's-STEM degree; 4 Years of relevant experience with a completed PhD-STEM [completed STEM degree is required to be considered for this role]

  • Must have an Active/Final TS/SCI DoD security clearance

  • Experience with RF and digital hardware design

  • Experience with Baseband and digital signal processing

  • Experience with Waveform design

  • Experience with Signal detection and estimation

  • Experience with communication systems and networking

Requirements
  • Experience with 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

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

  • Electronic troubleshooting from component to assembly levels

  • Product life cycle support from concept through production support

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

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

Northrop Grumman At A Glance

Northrop Grumman solves the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defense and cyberspace to meet the ever-evolving needs of our customers worldwide. Our 90,000 employees are Defining Possible every day using science, technology and engineering to create and deliver advanced systems, products and services. Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will allow you to work together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines. © 2020 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. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO.
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