Senior Principal Antenna RF Engineer
Requisition ID: R10120488
- Category: Engineering
- Location: Redondo Beach, California, United States of America
- Citizenship required: United States Citizenship
- Clearance Type: Top Secret
- Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
- Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
- Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
- Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
- Positions Available: 2
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 a Senior Principal Antenna RF Engineer 4 to join our team of qualified and diverse individuals in Redondo Beach, CA.
Responsibilities not limited to demonstrating extensive technical expertise applied to antennas and RF products and demonstrates full knowledge of other related disciplines. Effective communication and demonstrated ability to clearly present technical approaches and findings regarding the state of the art in RF Antenna technology domains is essential to the role.
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 flow down, 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.
Antenna RF Design, Analysis, and/or Measurement work is performed with consultant level direction.
Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of Antenna RF Design, Analysis, and or Measurement Assignment
Completed work on antenna RF products is reviewed from a relatively long- term perspective, for program and / or functional homeroom desired results on Long Range Strategic Plan
Guides the successful completion of major programs and may function in a project leadership role on Antenna RF Products and related project scope
Demonstrate knowledge in more than one area 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
Represents the organization as the RF Antenna prime technical contact on contracts and projects
Interacts with senior external personnel on significant technical matters
As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:
- Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
- 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.
Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field from an accredited institution and 9 years of experience with designing/analyzing/ radio frequency (RF) and/or microwave Antenna systems OR 7 years of experience with a Master of Science degree OR 4 years of experience with a PhD.
Demonstrated expertise using 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
Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Electromagnetics from an accredited institution and at least 10 years of engineering experience in an aerospace environment producing flight hardware.
Experience with Antenna RF system architecture development, Antenna RF system synthesis based on requirements flowdown, Antenna RF system team leadership in design/analysis, and Antenna RF Payload level system performance verification including flight technology demonstrators, and programs of record.
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
Technical breadth across the following areas: highly-integrated Antenna systems, phased arrays, analog beamforming, hybrid beamforming, digital beamforming, Reflector Antennas, Reflect-arrays, Small Aperture Fixed Beam Antennas, Frequency-Independent Antennas, Antenna/RF system cascade performance analysis, linear and non-linear RF analysis, digital electronics (ASICs/FPGAs), power electronics, CAD modeling, statistics, systems engineering, and measurement data post-processing/reduction.
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.
What's great about
- Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
- Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
- 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.