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DoD Skillbridge RF Engineer/DoD Skillbridge Principal RF Engineer Rolling Meadows, IL.

Requisition ID: R10104015

  • 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: No
  • 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.

NG- Military Internship Program Description:  

As one of the largest global security companies in the world, Northrop Grumman is proud to help our nation’s military personnel make the transition to civilian careers. Approximately 1/4th of Northrop Grumman’s 90,000 employees self-identify as veterans, and more than 1,600 are reservists.

The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program (NG-MIP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.29 .The NG-MIP program is an opportunity for transitioning service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through an individual internship during their last 6 months of service, for up to 180 days. The Northrop Grumman Military internship Program is open to all ranks and experience levels. SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as active-duty service members. 

  

Responsibilities for this internship position are:

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has developed the Northrop Grumman – Military Internship Program (DoD SkillBridge) utilizing the DoDI guidance for SkillBridge.  During this program the service member will be on-site at his or her host company performing an individual internship in an entry to mid-level career type role. The service member will be on the job training supporting a work schedule equivalent to 40hrs per week. Outlined below are the Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the program. 

Goals – Provide transitioning service members fellowship-style job skills training during the last portion(s) of their military commitment. This program is specifically designed to offer internships that result in the potential to transition to a full-time opportunity as the conclusion of the training.  Interns will serve as a pipeline for high-speed, motivated military candidates into NGC.

Objectives - Service Members who complete the Intern program will be highly-trained, capable, future employees that align to the specific needs of the organization and are prepared to meet the NG mission “Defining Possible” on Day 1. This program provides a comprehensive internship experience including professional development, networking with leadership, and training specifically focused on NG leadership principles, company history, customer/stakeholder engagement, product and service overview, and core job responsibilities.

Outcome – Offer transitioning service member a rewarding opportunity to join the Northrop Grumman team.

DoD SkillBridge Eligibility: 

  • Has served at least 180 days on active duty
  • Is within 12 months of separation or retirement
  • Will receive an honorable discharge
  • Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS
  • Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months
  • Received Unit Commander (first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) written authorization and approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge Program prior to start of internship.

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. 

This position can be filled at the RF Engineer or Principal RF Engineer level: 

Basic Qualifications for RF Engineer position:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field with a minimum 2 years of electronics design experience or a Master’s degree in a STEM 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 like 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
  • US Citizen and must have secret clearance prior to start.

Basic Qualifications for Principal RF Engineer position:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field with a minimum 5+ years of electronics design experience or a Master’s degree in a STEM field with a minimum of 3+ years of electronics design experience.
  • 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 like 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
  • US Citizen and must have secret clearance prior to start.

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
Salary Range 2: $99,800 USD - $149,800 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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.