RF Test and Development Engineer / Principal RF Test and Development Engineer - Military Veterans

at Northrop Grumman

Baltimore, Maryland

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 Manufacturing Operations Test Engineering Team in Baltimore, MD seeks an RF Test and Development Engineer to assume ownership of successful delivery of our Electronic Warfare Manufacturing Cell products.

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 work with our advanced microelectronic products, and will support the development, integration, and testing of production hardware. Activities will range from hands-on testing; 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 (digital boards)
- 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 job.

What We Can Offer You:
Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family.

Your benefits will include the following: Health Plan, Savings Plan, and Paid Time Off. Additional benefits, including Education Assistance, Training and Development and a 9/80 schedule at many sites. https://totalrewards.northropgrumman.com/

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on the qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications for an RF Test and Development Engineer:
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or other STEM field plus 2 years of relevant experience; or a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or other STEM field plus 0 years of 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 (scopes, power meter, spectrum analyzer, signal generator)
  • Current, active Secret level clearance
Basic Qualifications for a Principal RF Test and Development Engineer:
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or other STEM field plus 5 years of relevant experience; or a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or other STEM field plus 3 years of 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 (scopes, power meter, spectrum analyzer, signal generator)
  • Current, active 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: $78,600 USD - $118,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $96,900 USD - $145,300 USD

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.

Baltimore, Maryland

Become part of a team at the forefront of technology and the frontline of defense when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. We currently have opportunities across the world for those ready to solve our toughest challenges on land, sea, air, space and cyberspace.

With Northrop Grumman, you’ll be joining a culture where your voice is heard and contributions are valued. Launch your career and join the over 17,000 veterans pushing past possible every day to create and deliver the most advanced systems that connect and protect our world.  Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will allow you to work together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines.

© 2020 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. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO.

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