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Senior Principal RF Microwave Design Engineer-OKC (AHT)

Requisition ID: R10087491

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Oklahoma City, OK, 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.

Defense Systems Sector is seeking an Senior Principal RF Microwave Design Engineer to join our growing team in Oklahoma City, OK

You will become part of Northrop Grumman’s Lifecycle Sustainment and Modernization Solutions (LSMS). LSMS provides sustainment support for the US Air Force B-1 and B-2 Bombers, E-3 Sentry, Airborne Warning and Control System, and numerous other Government platforms. Our team members complete engineering, reverse engineering, and logistics solution efforts to solve complex obsolescence problems and ensure warfighter supportability.

As a Senior Principal RF Microwave Design Engineer you will support large projects within an Integrated Product Team (IPT), to include Field Service Representative engineering reach back support, technical planning, requirements development and tracking, system integration, systems integrations lab (SIL), ground and flight testing, verification and validation, airworthiness, system safety, risk, reliability/maintainability, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems. Analyses are performed at all levels to include concept, requirements, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal. Additional duties include:


  • Support the development of RF system architectures including block diagrams of hardware design concepts from system requirements, industry standards, and requirements flowed down by systems engineers

  • Simulate RF systems, subsystems, and circuits using industry standard simulation tools including Keysight Advanced Design System (ADS) and Cadence Microwave Office (MWO)

  • Modeling of system level functions using Matlab or other modeling tools for analysis prior to hardware implementation

  • Test and troubleshoot prototype and production hardware in the lab using RF, analog, and digital test equipment

  • Work closely with software and hardware team in developing and testing control software for RF circuits and subsystems

Basic Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline with a minimum of 9 years of relevant RF/microwave engineering experience OR a Master’s degree in a STEM discipline with a minimum of 7 years of relevant engineering experience with Masters

  • Candidate must have experience with RF systems

  • Experience testing antennas and antenna arrays

  • Proven knowledge of electrical engineering design software and equipment

  • Candidate must have solid written and verbal skills to effectively interact with Government counterparts, other defense contractor organizations, and other cross-functional organizations

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance

  • A basic knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite

  • Relocation assistance to OKC may be offered for the right candidate

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in military, government, commercial aerospace industry (e.g. aviation/equipment maintenance, aircraft operations, or commercial industrial technology companies)

  • Experienced with the design, analysis and architecture of Passive Antenna Array systems

  • Experience with the use of RF test equipment like spectrum analyzers, network analyzers and waveform generators

  • Experience with cable management and cable assembly requirements for RF and fiber optic applications

  • Experienced developing technical data packages and documentation supporting HW baselines via engineering drawings

  • Familiarity with Pin Diode Phase Shifters

  • Familiarity with RF and mixed signal printed circuit board and circuit card assembly level design

  • Familiarity with RF budgeting, frequency planning, RF chain analysis and modeling, schematic capture, electromagnetic simulation, signal integrity analysis

  • Experience with Electronic troubleshooting from component to assembly levels


Salary Range: $106,200 USD - $159,200 USD
Salary Range 2: $0 USD - $132,700 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.