Principal or Sr. Principal RF Electronics EngineerCincinnati, 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.

Join Northrop Grumman - Cincinnati (aka Xetron), part of Mission Systems sector, focused on the development of new capabilities for our military and intelligence customers around the globe. Our Northrop Grumman Cincinnati, Ohio small business culture operates collaboratively within a larger corporation providing the benefits of both. This unique relationship offers employees the ability to know everyone at the site while working on technologies and products that are beyond state-of-the-art. You and your team will wrestle with the next big problems in an atmosphere of collaboration and cooperation, sharing your expertise while learning from the expert next to you. Remember when you were excited about getting to work because the challenge of the problem, the importance of the solution and the fun you had with your team? It's that kind of place! But don't take my word for it. See for yourself! See why we receive comments on our YouTube Videos like "This company is insanely advanced" and "Wow. This is mind blowing." See some of our recent Awards and Recognition and read about some of the reasons to live in Cincinnati .

We are seeking a cleared or clearable Staff RF Electronics Engineer as key a contributor to the successful completion of projects. Professionals who want to solve the puzzles that make a difference to our nation's security.

Essential Functions:

  • Design and build custom RF and electronics hardware

  • Research, design, develop, and test a variety of RF circuits including amplifiers, filters, mixers, up and down converters, and modulators/demodulators.

  • Work with cross-functional team members to develop these circuits into final products and ensure program success

  • Analyze and RF system performance

  • Help guide and determine technical direction of programs using advanced technical principles, theories and concepts including the development of new principles and concepts.

  • Perform with no oversight needed to complete assignments.

  • Handle complex technical issues and resolve them in new and innovative ways.

  • Act as an advisor to other engineers on advanced technical research studies and applications.

  • Be proficient with the setup and use of RF test equipment.

Our employees take advantage of Northrop Grumman's flexible work arrangements, including 9/80 schedules and 4/10 schedules. We offer training and learning opportunities supporting technical and personal growth in al business areas that benefit our customers. Northrop Grumman offers competitive benefits including 401k matching!

Are you seeking a challenging role with a strong team? Come define possible with us in Cincinnati!

This role can be filled at the Principal or Sr. Principal level.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Engineer:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and 5 years' of relevant experience OR a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering and 3 years' of relevant experience or a PhD in Electrical Engineering and 0 years of relevant experience

  • Proficient with simulation tools such as ADS, HFSS, Spice and MATLAB

  • Basic knowledge of Digital and RF circuit design

  • US Citizenship required

  • Active Top Secret security clearance required

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal Engineer:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and 9 years' of relevant experience OR a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering and 7 years' of relevant experience or a PhD in Electrical Engineering and 4 years of relevant experience

  • Proficient with simulation tools such as ADS, HFSS, Spice and MATLAB

  • Basic knowledge of Digital and RF circuit design

  • US Citizenship required

  • Active Top Secret security clearance required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to acquire Top Secret/SCI security clearance

  • Experience with schematic and layout tools

  • Design experience in the Space domain

  • Experience designing circuitry for microwave frequencies

  • Understanding of communication principals as well as sensor design methodologies

  • Ability to design filters and match impedance

Salary Range: $97,500 - $146,300

Salary Range 2: $121,000 - $181,400

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.