Staff Engineer RF Microwave Design
Company: Northrop Grumman
Posted on: August 4, 2022
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 Hopkinton MA facility is engaged in the
design, development, and manufacturing of antenna and passive
microwave components for EW aerospace applications and associated
OEM's. We have a strong cultural focus on design for
manufacturability and therefore have our manufacturing and
engineering resources co-located within the facility. In addition
to our in-house machining, assembly, and quality capabilities, our
test department has two antenna ranges. One is a far field range
and the other is a near field 8'x8' scanning range. The test
department also has multiple PNAs giving us measurement capability
to 50GHz on site. Design development and manufacturing use industry
standard software packages which are readily available.We are
seeking an experienced Engineering Professional to lead our Antenna
and Passive Component Engineering group. The position will require
a strong technical lead with a focus on business development and
report to the Hopkinton Site lead. You will be working with our
internal team as well as our customers developing solution paths
and insuring the successful implementation with regards to
technical performance, schedule and budget.This position will
require an individual comfortable with working in a small team
environment with a significant amount of autonomy and associated
accountability, covering the full life cycle of projects from
inception through production. Given the small team environment a
willingness to assume multiple roles and responsibilities is
required, supporting RF design, mechanical design, design for
manufacturability, proposal support, and business development. The
position will be a direct report to the local site manager and have
the ability to directly influence the further development of the
business. The ability to be hands-on, to work through others, to
engage in leadership, and assist in customer development is
emphasized. Applicants must demonstrate prior working experience in
the aerospace industry and substantiate prior project leadership
and/or systems engineering experience.Basic Qualifications:
- Bachelors of Science in a STEM related discipline and a minimum
of 10 years of related experience in industry.
- Relevant experience in aerospace industry, with design,
development and production of antenna apertures and passive RF
components, in particular High Power Broadband for the EW market.
With a strong emphasis on design for manufacturability and a
general understanding of manufacturing processes such as
dip-brazing, plating, painting, machining.
- Demonstrated ability to develop product designs independently,
and verify those designs through prototype fabrication and testing.
Understanding of mechanical drawings and geometric tolerance.
Experience in the creation and execution of Acceptance Test Plans
and Qualification Test Plans as required.
- Project Leadership experience: scheduling, budgets, product
costing, internal and external customer interface, reports and
presentations, PDR's CDR,s etc. Willingness to work cooperatively
with and through a team including vendors with an ability to work
across multiple projects and follow through to completion.
- Proposal writing experience and business development support.
Working with the customer to develop a solution path and associated
tailoring of the customer's specification. Generation of a SOW and
specification compliance review including pricing and schedule
support for the proposed solution.
- Active Secret Clearance or ability to obtainDesired
- Commitment to Quality and customer service, fostering and
leading in a culture of continuous improvement
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- BS in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, MS or PHD is
- Working experience with the test and measurement of antenna and
RF passive components, utilizing Orbit FR 959 far field and
scanning range test equipment such as a vector network analyzer
- Solid background in electromagnetics
- High Power RF component design, Waveguide and Coaxial
- Quadridge Antenna design
- Broad band component design
- Experience with HFSS
- Ability to use Solid Works
- Familiarity with MRP systems Salary Range: $149,000 USD -
$223,400 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 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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