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Staff RF Engineer

Requisition ID: R10098952

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • Location Location: Linthicum, MD, USA   |  Annapolis Junction, MD, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • 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 (NGMS) Advanced Capabilities division is leading the development of the next generation of high-performance computing. Superconducting electronics forms the core of our technology, with a focus on energy-efficient computation using our patented superconducting digital logic technology, Reciprocal Quantum Logic (RQL). On a gate-for-gate basis, RQL consumes orders of magnitude less power than CMOS while running at significantly higher clock speeds.

The Advanced Capabilities division is seeking experienced RF Engineers to join our team and develop these technologies into high-performance computing systems. You’ll work in a fast-paced team environment alongside physicists, design engineers, and superconducting foundry engineers to make these technologies a reality.

How you will contribute to the Mission:

  • Designing, modeling, and verifying RF, microwave, and mixed signal subsystem assemblies

  • Support verification efforts for RF, Analog, and Digital hardware designs

  • Collaborating with peer functions such as Mechanical, Manufacturing, Test, and IC design Engineers

  • Deriving and trading requirements with subsystem engineers and component level designers

  • Working directly with component level design peers developing custom RF integrated circuit designs to meet assembly-level requirements

This position will serve on-site in Linthicum, MD or Annapolis Junction, MD.

This position will be filled at the Staff RF Engineer level based on the qualification below.

Basic Qualifications for the RF Engineer Level:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related STEM degree and 14 years of relevant work experience required. Master's degree and 12 years of experience

  • Working knowledge of an EM simulation tool (HFSS, CST Studio, Sonnet, ADS, HSPICE, SI-Wave, Sigrity)

  • Experience working with software programing languages

  • Prior experience working with electronics, mechanical requirements, and schematic drawings

  • Hands on experience utilizing test instrumentation such and power supplies, network analyzers, Oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, High speed digital IO

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Top Secret/SCI with Poly Security Clearance for which US Citizenship is a requirement

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Well versed in working with Ansys HFSS modeling for RF packaging effects

  • Experience with spectrum and network analyzer techniques for EMC measurements

  • Prior experience with packaging technologies (e.g. ceramic and laminate chip-level packages, printed circuit boards, interposers, wire bonding, etc.)

  • Experience with Cryogenic test stands, superconductivity and mechanical CTE

  • Active U.S. Top Secret/SCI with Poly highly preferred

This position reports to Linthicum, MD, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Annapolis Junction, MD, MD, USA.

Salary Range: $153,600 USD - $230,400 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.