RF Engineer - Modeling, Simulation & Analysis
Requisition ID: R10099779
- Category: Engineering
- Location: Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America | Annapolis Junction, Maryland, United States of America+ 1 more
- Citizenship required: United States Citizenship
- Clearance Type: Polygraph
- 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
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) Advanced Capabilities division is leading the development of the next generation of high-performance computing. Superconducting electronics forms the core of our technology, with a focus on energy-efficient computation using our patented superconducting digital logic technology, Reciprocal Quantum Logic (RQL). On a gate-for-gate basis, RQL consumes orders of magnitude less power than CMOS while running at significantly higher clock speeds.
The Advanced Capabilities division seeks experienced RF Engineers - Modeling, Simulation & Analysis to develop these technologies into high-performance computing systems. You’ll work in a fast-paced team environment alongside physicists, design engineers, and superconducting foundry engineers to make these technologies a reality.
How you will contribute to the Mission:
Contribute directly, working on design and analysis of signal integrity and electromagnetic effects in highly complex high frequency, high dynamic range mixed signal systems in a very collaborative and innovative research and development environment
Perform analytical studies of electronic systems (integrated circuits, chip-level packaging, interposers, printed circuit boards, connectors, etc.) to support design tradeoffs
Design and analysis activities include electromagnetic modeling (e.g. SSN, ISI, crosstalk, EMC/EMI) for packaging parasitic estimation, associated interconnect, PCBA and filters. All design, testing and verification efforts ensure simulated and measured results meet desired design targets, and continually improve simulation-measurement correlation
Develop new test and simulation methods as necessary to support the above activities when demands exceed the state of the art
Create new design strategies where possible to support functional requirements while meeting SI, PI and EM goals
Deep understanding of RF/EMC measurement and analysis (s-parameters, eigenmodes, TDR, FFT, IF, etc.)
Work closely with other domain experts performing related functional analyses (e.g. Mechanical design & analysis, circuit design & test, thermal analysis, etc.)
Willingness to continually expand the knowledge base of yourself and the team (e.g. examine new research, relevant papers, seek applicable methodologies in adjacent applications, etc.)
Coordinate related technical team activities
Present details of work to colleagues during design reviews
Create and manage work plans to meet or exceed schedule deadlines
Provide written and oral summaries of work performed as needed (e.g. for reports)
This position will serve on-site in Linthicum, MD or Annapolis Junction, MD.
This position will be filled at the RF Engineer - Modeling, Simulation & Analysis level based on the qualifications below:
Bachelors degree in a STEM related field with 2 or more years’ of relevant experience required. Masters degree and 0 years of relevant experience
Working knowledge of CAD/simulation tools (e.g. HFSS, CST Studio, Sonnet, ADS, HSPICE, SI-Wave, Sigrity) in support of design and analysis
Experience with high frequency measurement techniques in frequency and time domains for characterizing various interconnect features such as insertion loss, return loss, impedance, and crosstalk.
Understanding of electromagnetic theory, transmission line theory, network analysis, and high-speed measurement, calibration, and de-embedding techniques.
Knowledge of fundamental electrical engineering and circuit design principles.
Use of Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and proficiency in writing for reporting.
Active U.S. TS/SCI with Poly Security Clearance for which U.S. Citizenship is a requirement
Ansys HFSS modeling for RF packaging effects
Experience with spectrum and network analyzer techniques for EMC measurements
Familiarity with packaging technology (e.g. ceramic and laminate chip-level packages, printed circuit boards, interposers, wire bonding, etc.)
Familiarity with cryogenic test stands, superconductivity, mechanical CTE
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/.
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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.