Staff RF/Microwave Systems Engineer, Transformational Computing
Requisition ID: R10121454
- 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: 1
The Transformational Computing business within Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is a highly motivated, talented, and growing organization focused on advancing the science and engineering of superconducting electronic systems into new capabilities and products. Transformational Computing is developing the technologies to transform computing beyond Moore’s Law by advancing development of computer architectures, processing and memory subsystems, and large scale high performance computing systems.
The Systems Engineering group is seeking an experienced RF/Microwave Engineer w/ Simulation/ Modeling to perform front-end system design activities and product development. Reporting to the Systems Engineering Lead, the RF/Microwave Engineer will collaborate with research scientists and product teams to perform system architecture and design activities. As a member of the product development teams, the RF/Microwave Engineer will develop advanced computing research into product designs and architectures. While the focus is on hardware/software systems, a cross-functional team will be needed that can apply aspects of microwave and analog electronics, digital hardware design, mechanical and thermal design, and environmental control.
The RF/Microwave Engineer will:
- Lead the systems engineering effort, support systems and the target transformational computing system. This senior systems engineering role is expected to work across the transformational computing group.
- The systems engineer will be responsible for the definition of system requirements and associated verification and validation approaches. The system engineer shall be expected to work with customers, scientists and engineers.
- The systems engineering effort will use a model-based systems engineering methodology as adapted to support an R&D environment in support of the development of tools and advanced computational systems.
- As part of a cross-functional systems team, mentor, and cross-train other team members.
- Lead the trade study definition, metrics development and evaluations for the use of novel technologies to aid in the development of support tools and target transformational computing systems.
- Working with the SEIT Lead, they will lead, establish, and enforce the adoption of standard processes, configuration management, and good engineering practices
- Engage in systems thinking and demonstrate technical leadership.
- Willingness to learn and understand state of the art concepts and technologies that are foundational to the transformational computing technical architectures.
This position will serve on-site in Linthicum/ Annapolis Junction, MD.
Basic Qualifications for Staff RF/Microwave Engineer:
- Bachelor's Degree or higher in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) such as Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering, Physics, or a similar technical discipline with 14 years of related experience, or 12 years with a Master's Degree, or 9 years with a PhD.
- This position requires the applicant to be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI with poly clearance per business requirements.
- Experience and direct technical knowledge of at least four of the following:
- Solid understanding of circuit design theory; extensive hands-on custom circuit design experience.
- Working knowledge of the IC design flow including schematic capture, simulation, layout and physical verification (DRC/LVS).
- Proficiency with modern IC design tools (preferably Cadence Virtuoso) for schematic capture, circuit simulation, and custom layout; physical verification using Assura or Calibre.
- Ability to oversee all phases of IC design from specification, to design and tapeout.
- Good understanding of IC manufacturing and testing processes.
- Experience with product validation and testing
- RF and/or microwave design or test at component, board, cable assembly level.
- S-Parameter measurement and analysis.
- Experience with PNA, Spectrum Analyzer, TDR measurement and analysis.
- Characterization of component performance parameters.
Preferred Qualifications for Staff RF/Microwave Engineer:
- Experience leading cross functional teams.
- Experience in custom hardware system design.
- Knowledge or experience in microwave, high speed digital, or cryogenic test.
- Active TS/SCI with poly security clearance.
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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.