Senior Principal RF Microwave Design Engineer Baltimore, MD

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.

Mission Systems' Systems Engineering, Integration, and Test (SEIT) Synergy organization is seeking a Senior Principal RF Microwave Design Engineer in Linthicum, MD, with a strong understanding of C++ and Python software development and either proven experience in modeling and simulation (M&S), or an interest to tailor their skills in support of mission-focused M&S. The new team member will report within the Installed Performance section of the SEIT Synergy department, where the teams within this section specialize in computational electromagnetics (CEM), RF antenna modeling in installed environments, subsystem design and analysis, specialized mechanical design and analysis, as well as material evaluation. Our engineering work supports full life-cycle programs including system design, system integration, hardware design, hardware integration and hands-on build and test.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Code generation and maintenance for a broad scope of computational algorithms and supporting user interfaces (some graphical) for advanced simulation tools.

  • This position will require some level of development supporting CI/CD

  • Research state-of-the-art (SoA) computational algorithms supporting electromagnetic simulations.

  • Team interaction with an array of mathematicians, physicists, and engineers, pulling expertise as needed to accomplish short-term and long-term development goals.

  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with 9 years of experience, Master's degree with 7 years of experience, Ph.D. with 4 years of experience in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related technical fields.

  • U.S Citizenship with active DoD Secret Clearance and the ability to obtain Special Program Access after start

  • Minimum 9 years of related engineering or computer science experience (7 years with a Master's degree)

  • Experience developing and testing C++ software in a scientific environment.

  • Experience with other software languages, in particular MATLAB, Python, and/or Fortran

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in computer engineering, computer science, or related technical discipline

  • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance or higher

  • Knowledge of linear algebra algorithms (dense vs. sparse, iterative solvers, factorizations, etc.), and some working knowledge of linear algebra packages (e.g. LAPACK, BLAS, Pardiso, etc.)

  • Experience in parallel programming for distributed memory architectures (e.g. MPI, OpenCL, etc.)

  • Basic understanding of RF subsystem design with emphasis on Active Electronically Scanned Arrays (AESAs) and/or Receiver Exciter assemblies.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

Link to Benefits:

This positions standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

This position is contingent upon maintaining an active DoD Secret Clearance and the ability to obtain Special Program Access (SAP) after start.

Salary Range: $127,000 - $190,600

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.

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.