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Engineer RF Microwave Design

Requisition ID: R10093434

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Rolling Meadows, IL, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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.

The Navigation, Targeting & Survivability (NT&S) Division, located in the North Chicago suburbs, develops state-of-the-art Electronic Warfare (EW) and targeting systems that provide situational awareness, self-protection, and offensive electronic attack capability to platforms across the electromagnetic spectrum.

By joining us, you’ll work on projects that help safeguard our nation and allies related to land forces, rotary wing survivability systems, international and U.S. military electronic warfare systems, communications systems, missile warning systems (MWS), and sensors, infrared countermeasure systems (IRCM), automatic test equipment, modeling and simulation, and situational awareness programs. The Hardware Engineering organization plays a key role in developing these solutions.

The RF/Analog Electrical Engineer role, within Hardware Engineering, involves full life-cycle product development from system concept and requirements through design, prototype build and test, production, verification, and field support while working in integrated product teams spanning Engineering, Manufacturing, Program Management, and Global Supply Chain.

RF/Analog subsystem and circuit card designs utilize the latest MMIC and discrete device technologies from all major vendors including internal Northrop Grumman designed devices, Electro-Optical (EO) circuitry, controls, detectors, and data converters.

As an RF/Analog Electrical Engineer, you will join our diverse team and be responsible for research, design, development of signal conversion and analog/mixed signal products. Your expertise in RF, mixed signal, and/or Electro-Optical component design and analysis, modeling and simulation, and circuit level design and test are desired for this position. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, or similar engineering discipline
  • Minimum 2 years of electronics design experience with a Bachelor’s degree, or 1 year of electronics design experience with a Master’s degree in a technical field
  • RF/Microwave circuit design experience with some or all of the following: RF chain/budget analysis, modeling, and simulation
  • Hands-on prototyping test and troubleshoot experience with RF/microwave components such as amplifiers, mixers, filters, equalizers, and switches.  Experience with more complex integrated assemblies; such as switched filter banks, frequency converters, and RF distribution assemblies; is a plus
  • Ability to design hardware to meet flowed-down performance specifications
  • Familiarity with documentation and configuration management systems similar to DOORS or Teamcenter Enterprise
  • Proven skills to include: communicating and collaborating with multiple disciplines within an organization, adaptability, creativity, ability to work independently, ability to solve complex engineering challenges
  • Must have interim secret clearance prior to start. Once started must have the ability to obtain and maintain Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, or similar engineering discipline
  • Minimum 3 years of RF/Microwave electronics design experience
  • Experience utilizing RF/Microwave design tools including Microwave Office (MWO) or Advanced Design System (ADS)
  • Experience with High Frequency Structure Simulator (HFSS) and MatLab modeling tools
  • Experience with millimeter wave (mmW) design and production techniques
  • Working knowledge of Electronic Warfare or radar systems including design and test of high power transmitters
  • Experience in a design leadership role
  • Current US government Secret or Top Secret security clearance

Salary Range: $81,000 USD - $121,600 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

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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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.