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RF Test Engineer / Principal RF Test Engineer

Requisition ID: R10015492

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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 Mission Systems Manufacturing Operations Test Engineering Team seeks an RF Test Engineer to support the Advanced Microelectronics Cell (AMEC) in Baltimore, MD. AMEC is responsible for developing, building, and testing Active Feeds and TR Modules (TRMs) for multiple programs.

We are seek ing a person who is interested in Test Engineering and has a Radio Frequency (RF) background. The chosen candidate will work with our advanced microelectronic products and will support the development, integration, and testing of production hardware. The RF Test Engineer's activities will range from hands-on testing, to analysis of failure trends, and root cause/ corrective action.

What You'll Get to Do:

  • Design, develop, and implement testing methods and equipment
  • Troubleshoot and support RF hardware
  • Support First Time Through Test Yield (FTTTY) and hardware deliveries
  • Compile data and defines changes required in testing equipment, testing procedures, manufacturing processes, or new testing requirements
  • Support technicians through troubleshooting and training
  • Analyze test data and identifies early trends
  • Support program meetings in developing root cause and corrective actions
  • Collaborate with design engineering to develop and implement hardware improvements and solutions

The ideal candidate will have analytical skills to review requirements, test plans, and test scenarios; and the ability to effectively communicate and work with manufacturing, test engineering, and design engineering personnel. He/she should also be self-directed, organized, team oriented, and have previous experience with MS Office tools.

What We Can Offer You: Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family.

Your benefits will include the following: Health Plan, Savings Plan, and Paid Time Off. Additional benefits, including Education Assistance, Training and Development and a 9/80 schedule at many sites. https://totalrewards.northropgrumman.com/

This position may be filled at a higher level based on the qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications for a RF Test Engineer:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or other STEM discipline plus 2 years of relevant experience; or a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or other STEM discipline plus 0 years of experience.
  • Experience with RF test equipment (scopes, power meter, spectrum analyzer, signal generator)
  • Familiarity with basic concepts of RF circuit design and troubleshooting
  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment
  • Current, active Department of Defense (DoD) Secret level security clearance.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal RF Test Engineer:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or other STEM discipline plus 5 years of relevant experience; or a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or other STEM discipline plus 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience with RF test equipment (scopes, power meter, spectrum analyzer, signal gen erator)
  • Familiarity with basic concepts of RF circuit design and troubleshooting
  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment
  • Current, active Department of Defense (DoD) Secret level security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications for both levels:

  • Knowledge of RF theory and concepts
  • An understanding of the manufacturing processes used in AMEC (chip mount, wirebond, etc.)
  • Experience with automated testing
  • SAP or other ERP/MRP experience Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.

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Salary Range: $78,600 USD - $118,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $96,900 USD - $145,300 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.