Sr Principal Electronics EngineerBaltimore, 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Manufacturing Operations Test Engineering Team in Baltimore, MD seeks an RF Test and Development Engineer or Principal RF Test and Development Engineer .

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

What You'll Get to Do :

  • Design, develop, and implement testing methods and equipment

  • Troubleshoot and support RF and digital 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

What we can offer you:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following: Health Plan, Savings Plan, Paid Time Off and Additional Benefits including Education Assistance, Training and Development, 9/80 Work Schedule (where available), and much more!

The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of RF theory and concepts; and a working knowledge of digital circuit design. They will have analytical skills to review requirements, test plans, and test scenarios; and the ability to effectively communicate across teams. They should be self-directed, organized, team oriented and have previous experience with MS Office tools.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal RF Test and Development Engineer:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related STEM field plus 9 years of relevant experience; or a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or related STEM field plus 7 years of relevant experience.

  • Ability to read and interpret specifications, schematics and block diagrams

  • Experience with RF hardware and software

  • Experience with RF test equipment, such as scopes, power meter, spectrum analyzer, signal generator

  • Proficiency in RF, RF test equipment, RF theory and concepts.

  • Hands-on troubleshooting of electrical hardware

  • U.S. citizenship

  • Active Department of Defense (DoD) interim secret level clearance or higher

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Engineering or related STEM discipline

  • Ability to work with minimal direction and guidance

  • Experience with FPGA

  • Experience with LabWindows CVI, C / C++ programming

  • TestStand programming

  • Proficiency with digital, analog.

  • Familiarity with differential digital interfaces like LVDS

  • PXI/PXIe and VME bus experience

RFTBWI, MANUMS

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

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.