RF Microwave & EMI Engineering Manager 2

Requisition ID: R10009992

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Azusa - CA, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions 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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems has an opening for a RF Microwave & EMI Engineering Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Azusa, CA.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, 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!
Essential Functions:
Candidate will be responsible for functional management of the Microwave & EMI engineering group encompassing Microwave, Antenna and Radiometer system design as well as EMI/EMC design/analysis within the Hardware Engineering organization. The selected candidate will be responsible for deployment of resources to programs, maintaining department processes, customer interfaces, mentoring, performance evaluation, coordinating activities and career development of department members.  Position requires approximately 80% direct support to one of the IR or Microwave remote sensing space programs and 20% support for functional management. 

For this specific engineering position, the successful applicant will require experience in design, analysis, integration & test of several of the following areas:

  • RF and MW hardware design and analysis
  • mmW Receiver design and development
  • Microwave and Radiometer subsystems
  • Feedhorn and Reflector-based antenna systems
  • EMI/EMC design and analysis 

Candidate should have project management experience in a team environment, including cost account management. Candidate should also be skilled in anomaly investigation and experienced with space-borne hardware design and delivery.
Candidate will interface with multiple disciplines such as program management, engineering, procurement, subcontractors and manufacturing.  Specific assignment may include one or more of the following areas: RF and Microwave hardware design/I&T, Antenna subsystem design/I&T, EMI/EMC design, leading a product development team in the areas of remote sensing or IR/visible focal planes.  The candidate must be capable of designing to requirement specifications, performing trade studies, and generating design documents.  

The ability to mentor, provide career guidance and coaching, and to lead others is required. The ideal candidate should be a strong communicator with the ability to connect to direct reports on multiple levels.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Physics or STEM field
  • 5+ years of experience in RF and Microwave Design and Development   
  • 3 years of experience in leading project and/or tiger teams
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance as well as special program access is required. U.S. Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s or PhD in closely related Engineering or Science discipline
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience developing and delivering RF, Microwave, and Antenna systems or EMI/EMC design and analysis
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance or higher.
  • At least 2 years of experience in a functional management role
  • Experience in Microwave or EMI/EMC design and formal anomaly investigation and troubleshooting experience (FRACAS, RCA&CA, FRB)
  • Expert in one of the following disciplines: RF and Microwave circuit design, test, and analysis; mmW Receiver, component design, test, and analysis; Microwave sensors and Radiometer system applications, analysis and testing, Antenna design, Antenna range operations, broad band/Narrow band feed horn design, test, and analysis; HFSS modeling and design for RFMW component, subsystems, EMI/EMC design and analysis.
  • Successful track record as CAM and/or lead for an Integrated Product Team (IPT)
  • Proficiency in RF, Microwave, and Antenna design & analysis processes for DOD space programs, formal anomaly investigation and troubleshooting (FRACAS, RCA&CA, etc.)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.  Excellent organization skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tool suite
  • Familiarity with RFMW analytical tools such as HFSS, CST, ADS.
  • Familiarity with use of lab instruments such as oscilloscope, spectrum/Network analyzer, signal generator, compact Antenna Range.
  • Demonstrated leadership of diverse/inclusive teams

Salary Range: 140600 - 210800

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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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  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
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  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

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