1+ months

Principal/Sr. Principal RF Test and Development Engineer

Northrop Grumman
Baltimore, MD 21217
US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: Yes

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available

CLEARANCE TYPE: Secret

TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time

**Description**

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our worlds biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Manufacturing Operations Test Engineering Team in **Baltimore, MD** seeks a **Principal or Sr. Principal** **RF Test and Development Engineer** .

This career opportunity is a great fit for self-motivated, proactive individuals who want to **assume ownership of the performance and delivery of Northrop Grumman's diverse suite of RF and digital product hardware** . Our Engineers work in a high exposure, fast paced, and exciting environment that involves hands on technical challenges, problem solving, and inter-department collaborations. If you thrive on solving problems and want different challenges each day, please read on!

We are seeking RF and digital knowledgeable individuals who are passionate about monitoring and supporting product technical performance and aggressive about maintaining product delivery schedules. The RF Test and Development Engineer will support the development, integration, and testing of production hardware. Activities will range from hands-on testing and troubleshooting; to analysis of failure trends, root cause/ corrective actions; and attending program meetings to report yields, problems, and corrective actions.

**What You'll Get to Do** :

+ Design, develop, and implement testing methods and equipment
+ Troubleshoot and support RF and digital hardware
+ Support First Time Through Test Yield (FTTTY) and hardware deliveries
+ Analyze test data and identify early trends
+ Compile data and define changes required in testing equipment, testing procedures, manufacturing processes, or new testing requirements
+ Collaborate with design engineering to develop and implement hardware improvements and solutions
+ Support technicians through troubleshoot and training
+ Monitor product yields and aggressively work to maintain program yield targets
+ Support program meetings in developing root cause and corrective actions
+ Attend program meetings to report yield issues, yield detractor investigation finding, and corrective actions
+ Interface with manufacturing management, test technicians, production engineers, design engineers, system engineers, program management and program support teams

The successful candidate will have analytical skills to review requirements, test plans, and test scenarios; and the ability to effectively communicate across teams. He/she should also be self-directed, organized, team oriented and have previous experience with MS Office tools. A DoD Secret level security clearance is required for this position.

This position may be filled as a Principal RF Test and Development Engineer or a Sr. Principal RF Test and Development Engineer based on the qualifications below.

**Basic Qualifications for a Principal RF Test and Development Engineer:**

+ Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or other STEM degree plus 5 years (or Master's degree plus 3 years or PhD plus 0 years) of relevant experience
+ Ability to read and interpret specifications, schematics and block diagrams
+ Experience with RF hardware and software
+ Working knowledge in RF theory and concepts
+ Working knowledge in digital circuit design
+ Experience with RF test equipment, such as scopes, power meter, spectrum analyzer, signal generator, etc.
+ Current, active Department of Defense (DoD) Secret level clearance

**Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal RF Test and Development Engineer:**

+ Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or other STEM degree plus 9 years (or Master's degree plus 7 years or PhD plus 4 years) of relevant experience
+ Ability to read and interpret specifications, schematics and block diagrams
+ Experience with RF hardware and software
+ Working knowledge in RF theory and concepts
+ Working knowledge in digital circuit design
+ Experience with RF test equipment, such as scopes, power meter, spectrum analyzer, signal generator, etc.
+ Current, active Department of Defense (DoD) Secret level clearance

**Preferred Qualifications for both levels:**

+ Advanced degree in Engineering or related STEM discipline
+ Ability to work with minimal direction and guidance
+ Experience with FPGA
+ Experience with LabWindows CVI, C / C++ programming
+ TestStand programming
+ Proficiency with digital, analog, RF test equipment, RF theory and high speed digital.
+ Familiarity with differential digital interfaces like LVDS
+ PXI/PXIe and VME bus experience
+ Hands-on troubleshooting of electrical hardware

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Salary Range: $96,900.00 - $145,300.00Salary Range 2: $120,000.00 - $180,000.00

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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

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 most positions.

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Posted: 2022-05-13 Expires: 2022-07-14

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