Staff Engineer RF Microwave Design

  • Posted on : 6/11/2024
  • Job Location : Baltimore, MD 21276
  • Compensation : Excellent package & career prospects
  • Type : Permanent


Requisition ID: R10158165

  • Category: Engineering
  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
  • Clearance Type: Interim Secret
  • Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Positions Available: 1
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 Mission Systems (NGMS) Emerging Capabilities division develops  differentiating multifunction multispectral sensing, survivability, and communications technologies.   Key Customers include DARPA, Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), National Reconnaissance Office and the Office of Naval Research (ONR).  MFS Programs set their sights on transitioning technology and programs into profitable production programs.

The Emerging Capabilities division is seeking experienced RF Engineers to join our team and develop these technologies into high-performance relay systems. You’ll work in a fast-paced team environment alongside physicists, design engineers, and superconducting foundry engineers to make these technologies a reality. MFS holds a footprint within Northrop Grumman from coast to coast including Baltimore MD, Morrisville NC, Bethpage NY, Rolling Meadows IL, Rancho Carmel CA, Sacramento CA, San Diego CA, and Woodland Hills CA.

How you will contribute to the Mission:

  • Designing, modeling, and verifying RF, microwave, and mixed signal subsystem assemblies.
  • Support verification efforts for RF, Analog, and Digital hardware designs.
  • Collaborating with peer functions such as Mechanical, Manufacturing, Test, and IC design Engineers.
  • Deriving and trading requirements with subsystem engineers and component level designers.
  • Working directly with component level design peers developing custom RF integrated circuit designs to meet assembly-level requirements.

This position will serve on-site in Linthicum, MD or Annapolis Junction, MD.

This position will be filled at the Staff RF Engineer level based on the qualification below and is contingent upon Program Award and approval of an Interim Secret Clearance.

Basic Qualifications for the Staff RF Engineer Level:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related STEM degree and 14 years of relevant work experience required. Master's degree and 12 years of experience. PhD (Doctorate) degree with 9 years of experience.
  • Knowledge of phase-locked loops (PLL) – Experience for phase noise, loop filter design.
  • Working knowledge of an EM simulation tool (HFSS, CST Studio, Sonnet, ADS, HSPICE, SI-Wave, Sigrity).
  • Experience working with software programing languages.
  • Prior experience working with electronics, mechanical requirements, and schematic drawings.
  • Hands on experience utilizing test instrumentation such and power supplies, network analyzers, Oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, High speed digital IO.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Top Secret/SCI with Poly Security Clearance for which US Citizenship is a requirement.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using PLLatinum suite and Mentor Xpedition design applications.
  • Knowledge of switching and linear regulators.
  • Well versed in working with Ansys HFSS modeling for RF packaging effects.
  • Experience with spectrum and network analyzer techniques for EMC measurements.
  • Prior experience with packaging technologies (e.g. ceramic and laminate chip-level packages, printed circuit boards, interposers, wire bonding, etc.).
  • Experience with Cryogenic test stands, superconductivity and mechanical CTE.
  • Active U.S. Top Secret/SCI with Poly highly preferred.
Salary Range: $157,500 - $236,300
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. U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.