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Northrop Grumman Senior Principal RF Test and Development Engineer - Receiver/Exciter Cell - 3rd shift in Baltimore, Maryland

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Manufacturing Operations Test Engineering Team seeks a Senior Principal RF Test and Development Engineer - 3rd shift - to assume ownership of successful delivery of our Receiver/Exciter Manufacturing Cell products.

This career opportunity is a great fit for self-motivated proactive individuals who want to assume ownership of the performance and delivery of Northrop Grumman's diverse suite of RF product hardware. Our Engineers work in a high exposure, fast paced, and exciting environment that involves "hands on" technical challenges, problem solving, and inter-department collaborations. If you thrive on solving problems and want different challenges each day, please read on!

We are seeking RF knowledgeable individuals who are passionate about monitoring and supporting product technical performance and aggressive about maintaining product delivery schedules. The RF Test and Development Engineer will work with our advanced microelectronic products, and will support the development, integration, and testing of production hardware. Activities will range from hands-on testing; to analysis of failure trends, root cause/ corrective actions; and attending program meetings to report yields, problems, and corrective actions.

There is a shift differential for 3rd shift.

The RF Test Engineer will:

•Design, develop, and implement testing methods and equipment

•Troubleshoot and support RF hardware

•Support First Time Through Test Yield (FTTTY) and hardware deliveries

•Analyze test data and identify early trends

•Compile data and define changes required in testing equipment, testing procedures, manufacturing processes, or new testing requirements

•Collaborate with design engineering to develop and implement hardware improvements and solutions

•Support technicians through troubleshoot and training

•Monitor product yields and aggressively work to maintain program yield targets

•Support program meetings in developing root cause and corrective actions

•Attend program meetings to report yield issues, yield detractor investigation finding, and corrective actions

•Interface with manufacturing management, test technicians, production engineers, design engineers, system engineers, program management and program support teams

The right candidate will have analytical skills to review requirements, test plans, and test scenarios; and the ability to effectively communicate across teams. He/she should also be self-directed, organized, team oriented and have previous experience with MS Office tools.

The ability to obtain a DoD Secret level security clearance is required for this job. An Interim Secret clearance is required to start the job; if you do not currently have a clearance, a contingent offer may be made so you can start the job once you have an Interim Secret clearance. We would sponsor you for this clearance. On average, an Interim Secret clearance takes 6 weeks to obtain.

**Less experienced Engineers can apply to 21005668 or 21005457.



Basic Qualifications:

**BS degree or higher in Electrical Engineering or other STEM Field

**9 years of related experience (7 years with an MS degree)

**Experience with RF test equipment (scopes, power meter, spectrum analyzer, signal generator)

**Familiarity with basic concepts of RF circuit design and troubleshooting

**Ability to obtain DoD Secret level security clearance. An Interim Secret clearance is required to start this job.

**Ability to work 3rd shift. Typical 3rd Shift hours are from 11pm - 7:00am Monday-Friday, with some flexibility.

Preferred Qualifications:

**Knowledge of RF theory and concepts

**Circuit card assembly (CCA) level test experience

**Experience with automated testing is desired, but not required

**Active US Secret Level security clearance

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Job Category : Engineering