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RF Microwave & Mixed Signal Design Manager (M2)

Requisition ID: R10097361

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Baltimore, MD, 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: 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 Sector, Combat Sensors Engineering is seeking a leader to manage its growing radio frequency (RF) microwave and mixed signal electrical design engineering team. This group is responsible for architecting, designing, verifying, and supporting existing and future RF microwave and mixed signal assemblies including advanced packaging interposers, ferrite devices, manifolds, multi-chip modules, planar array tiles, radiators, and receiver/exciter circuit card assemblies within the Combat Sensors Engineering Hardware Section. Group skill sets include trading requirements, package and device trade studies and specification, frequency planning, RF budgeting and chain analysis, board and assembly design, electromagnetic simulation, data reduction and analysis, design verification, and production support. This position is a dual role encompassing both people and project/technical leadership. This position will report to the section lead of the Combat Sensors Engineering Hardware Section.

Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead an engineering design functional group of 10 to 15 engineers including performance management, career development, staffing, and merit planning
  • Provide project and technical oversight for design activities performed by the group
  • Maintain and ensure application of design processes and guidelines used in the group
  • Develop proposal inputs and review proposal content for both internal and external customers within the Combat Sensors business unit
  • Collaborate with peer managers to ensure consistency across multiple work groups
  • Support business and functional organization initiatives, recruiting, technology roadmap creation, cross-campus/sector/business unit involvement, and internally funded projects


This position is an onsite role, located in Linthicum, MD (near Baltimore, MD). This position is not available for 100% remote.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical Engineering or relevant Engineering discipline
  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum 9 years of related engineering experience; or a Masters degree with 7 years of relevant experience; or a PhD and 4 + years of relevant experience.
  • Experience should include responsibility as an integrated product team or technical lead
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic understanding of RF electronics
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level or higher clearance.
  • Current active clearance is highly preferred

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Business Management, Engineering Leadership, or equivalent
  • 10 years of experience in a multi-disciplined engineering environment
  • Demonstrated success leading high performance teams as technical, integrated product team, and/or functional leader
  • Production test support experience for RF and mixed signal assemblies
  • RF and mixed signal product design, fabrication, and integration experience including, but not limited to, products in high reliability military applications
  • Current active Secret or Top Secret Clearance

Salary Range: $141,000 USD - $211,700 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.