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Principal RF Microwave Design Engineer

Northrop Grumman


Location:
Dulles, VA 20164
Date:
05/14/2020
2020-05-142020-06-13
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  • Engineering
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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 Space designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.
**Job Summary:**
In this role you will:
Design and analyze communications systems for satellite applications. You must be familiar with RF analyses such as link budgets, digital modulation/coding, gain/loss budgets, noise figure, etc.
Understand requirements flow-down from top-level customer documents through subsystem-level definition to component-level specification. You will be expected to produce clear, concisely written documents that will be used as the technical basis for high dollar value procurement of RF equipment such as converters, filters, receivers and high power amplifiers.
Prepare and present design reviews for internal and external customers. You will have regular interaction with the internal engineering and program management team as well as external customers
Provide oversight of performance specifications, interface control drawing, and statement of work generation. You will work with potential subcontractors to ensure any technical solution meets the top-level customer's needs while satisfying system and program constraints
After transition from concept to production program, you may also support ongoing technical interface with the subcontractors during testing, component manufacturing, as well as integration and test of the communications system including unit-level functional and environmental testing, spacecraft level testing, and in-orbit checkout
Have familiarity with the operation of standard RF test equipment (i.e., spectrum analyzers, power meters, network analyzers)
Possess experience in the areas of satellite communications subsystem design, operation, and/or repair and maintenance Designs, develops, tests radio frequency (RF) and/or microwave systems architecture, components, circuits, or products. Includes antenna design, both reflector and array systems, frequency synthesizers, transmitters and receivers.

**Qualifications:**

**Basic Qualifications** :

5 yrs of related experience with a Bachelors in a STEM degree (or 3 years with a Masters, or a PhD)

**Preferred Qualifications:**

Have familiarity with the operation of standard RF test equipment (i.e., spectrum analyzers, power meters, network analyzers)

Possess experience in the areas of satellite communications subsystem design, operation, and/or repair and maintenance

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

**Job Category** : Engineering
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