Staff Systems Engineer (Electronic RF Hardware)Cincinnati, 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 senior level System Engineers with a background in Electronic RF Hardware Design and Testing for a critical role as a key contributor and leader on electronic hardware development teams. If you are always looking for the next problem to solve, this is the role for you.

Your Essential Duties:

  • Drive the successful technical completion of projects working closely with the customer

  • Understand each project mission and architect the systems our teams are creating

  • Guide a team of engineers from requirements through design and build, and finally through delivery and deployment.

  • Lead and contribute to technical work while ensuring the team is meeting requirements and documenting designs to demonstrate success

  • Create novel solutions for challenging missions supporting our Nation as second to none!

Technology your will work with

  • Projects range from radio frequency(RF) hardware and SIGINT sensor systems to Electronic Warfare

  • Most emphasize requirements for low size, weight, and power (SWAP) while functioning within extreme environments

  • Novel radio frequency(RF) waveforms

  • Radio frequency(RF) domains covering VHF through microwave frequencies

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!

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering, science or related discipline and 14 years' relevant experience or Masters' in Electrical Engineering, science or related discipline and 12 years' relevant experience or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, science or related discipline and 9 years' relevant experience.

  • Experience in two or more of the following:

  • Systems Architecture of complex sensor or comms systems, circuit card to fully integrated systems

  • RF Performance Modeling and simulation

  • Integrated circuit and electronics design of radio frequency(RF) sensor systems

  • Experience in radio frequency(RF) sensors hardware design

  • Requirements derivation & flow down

  • Team Leadership in a Design or Test Environment

  • US Citizenship is required

  • An active Top Secret Clearance to start (NG will sponsor)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility

  • Master's or PhD in Electrical Engineering or Physics

  • Novel RF waveform design

  • RF domain experience covering VHF through microwave frequencies

  • Significant technical contribution in RF hardware (receivers and transmitters), DSP design, RF communication, signal collection, and/or EW programs

  • Experience in designing complex system architectures

  • Experience with the challenges in designing hardware systems to survive in harsh environments including terrestrial, airborne, and space

  • Experience in SWAP design challenges

  • Systems integration testing

  • Verification and Validation

  • Leading system and/or subsystem design with direct involvement

Salary Range: $150,000 - $225,000

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.