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Northrop Grumman Senior Principal RF Microwave Design Engineer - Antenna or Radome Design in Beavercreek, Ohio

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems (NGAS) is looking for you to join our growing team as a Senior Principal RF Microwave Design Engineer at our advanced facility in Beavercreek, OH . We are a unique blend of scientists, engineers, and technicians that specialize in antennas, radomes, electromagnetics structures, and RF testing primarily for aerospace applications. We design and manufacture solutions for our war fighters to keep our country safe and maintain peace on a global scale. Our electrical group is afforded the opportunity to work on state-of-the-art designs, primarily for classified applications, in both team and individual settings. Our employees are equipped with the latest hardware and software tools and advance recurring training to stay on the cutting edge.

Beavercreek is one of a few facilities that allows exposure to the full life cycle of highly technical products. You'll be working side-by-side with some of the best engineering talent in the country. Our multi-faceted team consists of engineers and scientist with backgrounds in electrical / EM, CEM, RF test, mechanical, structural, thermal, CFD, material science, process, and quality - all located at our Beavercreek location.

Position Summary / Responsibilities:

  • Perform design and analysis of electromagnetic devices, primarily but not limited to antennas and radomes

  • Represents the organization as the prime technical contact on contracts and projects; interacts with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations

  • Develops technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity

  • Performs without appreciable direction; exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment

  • Guides the successful completion of major programs and may function in a project leadership role; erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in failure to achieve major organizational objectives

  • Engage with multidisciplinary engineering teams to collaboratively realize designs and optimize for manufacture

  • Support technical design reviews and provide guidance to program office

  • Support engineering build and process planning as needed to ensure product success

  • Author test procedures and support test reports as needed

  • Support qualification and recurring test events to ensure compliance to requirements; major responsibility to RF test, but can also include qualification and ESS test events

The ideal candidate enjoys both theoretical design and hands on engineering tasks. You are an inquisitive problem solver, self-sufficient, and determined with a positive attitude.

Travel can vary by program and tasks but is typically very minimal.


Basic Qualifications:

  • US Citizenship, with ability to obtain and maintain Secret Clearance

  • Ability to design and analyze electromagnetic devices (e.g. antennas, radomes)

  • Bachelors degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with 9+ years of relevant work experience; or Masters degree in a STEM discipline with 7+ years of relevant work experience; or PhD in a STEM discipline with 4+ years of relevant work experience

  • Experience conveying technical information to management and customers

  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Secret Clearance

  • Electrical Engineering degree

  • Aerospace experience, particularly with Low Observables (Stealth)

  • Experience measuring Gain and RCS

  • Experience in the design of Periodic Structures / Frequency Selected Surfaces (FSS)

  • Experience with EM software analysis tools (e.g. HFSS, CST, FEKO)

  • Basic programing experience (e.g. Matlab)

  • Processing / Analysis of RCS data

  • Experience with MIL-STD (e.g. 461/462/464/810 and DO-160)

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.

Job Category : Engineering