RF Test and Development Engineer/Principal RF Test and Development Engineer

    Northrop Grumman
    Sykesville, MD
    Full-time, Part-time

    Job Description

    At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today and for generations to come.

    Our work preserves freedom and democracy and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage, and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future and have a lot of 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.

    Help shape the future while working with the most advanced radar systems in the industry. Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems Sector Antenna Test organization is seeking an RF Test and Development Engineer to be an instrumental part of Northrop Grumman's Engineering Team at our Sykesville, Maryland campus.

    What's Great About Working for Northrop Grumman:
    **Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
    **Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
    **Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.
    **Many sites have 9/80 days, telework and flexible scheduling options, plus generous paid time off.
    **Indeed named Northrop Grumman a top 15 company for work/life balance in 2019. We were rated #1 by Millennials on Indeed as the Best Company to work for in 2018.

    Roles and responsibilities include:
    •RF Test equipment development for production and engineering antenna testing
    •Write software for controls of RF Test equipment
    •Troubleshoot RF issues during test of advanced antenna systems
    •Support technicians with troubleshooting and training
    •Analyze test data and identify early trends
    •Collaborate with design engineering for hardware and test improvements

    This job may be filled as an Engineer or a Principal Engineer based on the qualifications below.

    MANUMS


    Qualifications :

    Basic Qualifications:
    •BS Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science - or other closely related STEM area - plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience (0 years with a STEM MS degree)
    •Software development using some of the following: Matlab or C or C++ or similar
    •RF design or RF test background with hands on troubleshooting experience
    •Current Secret clearance and the ability to be cleared to Special Access Program (SAP) level

    Basic Qualifications for a Principal:
    •BS Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science - or other closely related STEM area - plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience (3 years with a STEM MS degree)
    •Software development using some of the following: Matlab or C or C+
    •RF design or RF test background with hands on troubleshooting experience
    •Current Secret clearance and the ability to be cleared to Special Access Program (SAP) level

    Preferred Qualifications:
    •Software development experience for automating test equipment
    •Experience with and/or understanding of antenna fundamentals
    •Test development experience in a Nearfield and/or Compact Antenna Range
    •Experience with RF measurement test equipment such as: receivers, sources, mixers, amplifiers, network analyzers, or spectrum analyzers
    •Currently cleared to Special Access Program (SAP) level
    •Security clearance investigation date within the last 5 years

    Key words; Nearfield range, Compact range, Farfield range, NSI-MI, Orbit, Antenna test

    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.

    Posting ID: 552778816Posted: 2020-05-21