Northrop Grumman Pipeline- RF Microwave Design Engineer 4 in Charlottesville, Virginia

This position description does not represent a current opening but may be used to identify candidates with skills and experience for positions within Northrop Grumman that frequently become available. Candidates who express an interest may be considered for future positions at Northrop Grumman.

Responsibilities for this Pipeline requisition are:

  • Collaboration with System and Subsystem architect leads

  • Innovative thinking to influence product roadmap development

  • Creation of RF and DC budgets

  • Performing trade studies

  • Interface development

  • Derivation of RFIC/MMIC requirements

  • Sensitivity analysis

  • Electrical test plans

  • Data collection and analysis

  • Production product support

  • Customer presentations

  • Leading teams

Engineer shall coordinate with mechanical design, integrated circuit design, thermal analysts, supply chain, and lab technicians in order to execute design tasks. They will work to develop highly integrated, affordable, next generation RF Microwave products.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or equivalent STEM degree with 9 years of industry experience in RF Microwave Design or a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering with 7 years of industry RF Microwave Design.

  • Active Secret Clearancerequired

  • US Citizenship required

Experience with the Following Design Tools and Performance Parameters:

  • Electromagnetic Modeling: HFSS

  • Data Programming / Manipulation Software (ie Matlab)

  • Advanced Design System: ADS-Keysight

  • Schematic Creation Tools

  • Noise Figure, Third Order Intercept,

  • Instantaneous Bandwidth, Phase Noise

  • Return Loss, Filtering techniques

Preferred Qualifications:

-Good understanding of mixed signal printed wiring board materials and manufacturing processes is desired.

  • Basic knowledge of various packaging techniques and operating environments and the design opportunities and challenges they bring. For example, flip chip, QFN, Hermetic packaging

  • Basic knowledge of various Integrated Circuit processes. For example, SiGe, GaN, GaAs, and InP.

-Experience with common RF laboratory equipment such as spectrum analyzers, signal generators, power meters, etc. is desired.

  • Basic design knowledge of unique Space qualified products

-TS/SCI Clearance preferred.

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