Principal RF Microwave Design Engineer - Space Systems

Employer
Northrop Grumman
Location
Dulles, VA
Posted
Sep 15, 2020
Closes
Sep 19, 2020
Ref
1204728910
Industry
Engineering
Hours
Full Time
Engineering Qualifications: 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 Space designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures. Job Summary: In this role you will: A cents € cents Design and analyze communications systems for satellite applications. You must be familiar with RF analyses such as link budgets, digital modulation/coding, gain/loss budgets, noise figure, etc. A cents € cents Understand requirements flow-down from top-level customer documents through subsystem-level definition to component-level specification. You will be expected to produce clear, concisely written documents that will be used as the technical basis for high dollar value procurement of RF equipment such as converters, filters, receivers and high power amplifiers. A cents € cents Prepare and present design reviews for internal and external customers. You will have regular interaction with the internal engineering and program management team as well as external customers A cents € cents Provide oversight of performance specifications, interface control drawing, and statement of work generation. You will work with potential subcontractors to ensure any technical solution meets the top-level customer's needs while satisfying system and program constraints A cents € cents After transition from concept to production program, you may also support ongoing technical interface with the subcontractors during testing, component manufacturing, as well as integration and test of the communications system including unit-level functional and environmental testing, spacecraft level testing, and in-orbit checkout A cents € cents Have familiarity with the operation of standard RF test equipment (ie, spectrum analyzers, power meters, network analyzers) A cents € cents Possess experience in the areas of satellite communications subsystem design, operation, and/or repair and maintenance Designs, develops, tests radio frequency (RF) and/or microwave systems architecture, components, circuits, or products. Includes antenna design, both reflector and array systems, frequency synthesizers, transmitters and receivers.

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