Staff Engineer RF Microwave Design (Level 5) - Part Time (>20 hrs) Beavercreek, OH

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 Aeronautics Systems (NGAS) is looking for you to join our growing team as a Staff RF Microwave Design Engineer at our Aerospace Structures Facility in Beavercreek (Dayton), OH . We are a unique blend of scientists, engineers, and technicians that specialize in Low Observable antennas, radomes, electromagnetic 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 engineering group (RF Microwave Design) is afforded the opportunity to work on state-of-the-art designs, primarily for classified applications, in both team and individual settings. Our multi-faceted team consists of engineers and scientist with backgrounds in electrical engineering, LO technology, CEM, RF test, mechanical, structural, thermal, CFD, material science, process, and quality.

Essential Functions / Responsibilities:

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

  • Develops technical solutions to a wide range of complex challenging problems; solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organization objectives.

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

  • Support and lead technical design reviews and provide guidance to program office.

  • Support and lead 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.

  • Conduct design, analysis, prototyping, and RF test using state-of-the-art measurement equipment (e.g., SCI-2K, waveguide, 52'x42'x90' RCS Compact Range) of advanced electromagnetic apertures, structures, and materials.

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. You have a broad range of skills involving electromagnetic applications and enjoy diving deeper into Low Observable challenges.

Travel can vary by program and tasks but is minimal (less than 10%). Our team works a 9/80 schedule, which gives you every other Friday off to pursue interests outside the office. Northrop Grumman has won awards for our work / life balance!

Basic Qualifications:

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

  • Electrical Engineering degree with a concentration in Electromagnetics.

  • Bachelor's degree with 14+ years of engineering work experience; or Master's degree with 12+ years of engineering work experience; or PhD degree with 9+ years of engineering work experience.

  • Proven Experience in conveying technical information to management and peers (written and verbal).

  • Experience with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Aerospace experience, particularly hands-on with Low Observable test methods

  • Proven experience in the design and test of Periodic Structures / Frequency Selected Surfaces (FSS).

  • Proven experience with EM software analysis tools (e.g., Ansys HFSS, CST, FEKO, PMM, RAM2D).

  • Advanced programing experience and data processing (e.g., MATLAB or Python).

  • Advanced understanding of S-parameter-based measurements, Antenna Pattern measurements, material measurements, and compact range measurements.

  • Proven experience working with RF test equipment such as Network Analyzers, SCI-2K systems, Transmission Tunnel testing, Standard Waveguides, Reflection Arch, and Resonant Cavities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret Clearance

Salary Range: $146,300 - $219,500

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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.

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