Principal RF Engineering Design Production Lead - Space / Satellite Systems (Top Secret Clearance)

Northrop Grumman
Dulles, VA
Jan 18, 2022
Jan 22, 2022
Full Time
Requisition ID: 21015882Category: EngineeringLocation: Dulles - VA, United States of AmericaCitizenship Required: United States CitizenshipClearance Type: Top SecretTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time Teleworking for this positionShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the TimePositions Available: 2At 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 "A cents € 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.We have an opening for an RF Engineering Design Production Lead to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Tactical Space organization. This position will be located in Dulles, VA.This position requires experience in the production, assembly, and test of RF communications hardware. To be successful in this role, you should have experience in RF, FPGA, or digital circuit card and sub-assembly design, fabrication, and test.Job ResponsibilitiesIn this role you will:Use previous experience in mixed signal digital, analog or RF) printed circuit boards for both ground and space applicationsValidate RF, FPGA, or digital systems design requirementsHave cost, schedule, and technical responsibility for an RF Subsystem production and be able to develop integration and test plansBe responsible for and troubleshooting the mixed signal system, identifying the root cause of the failure, documenting the failure, and managing the completion of the required hardware reworkHave frequent interaction with the customer, as well as with the senior management team in the business groupProvide technical and supervisory leadership to a team of engineers throughout the production implementation phase of the hardwareTagsNGFeaturedJobs#LI-S-70Space SystemNoVASpaceDIVSEMMICBasic Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in a STEM field (ideally a BSEE or related field) with some combination of the following course work: Digital signal processing, microwave theory, satellite communications, radio-wave propagation, electromagnetics, and antennas. Should possess good understanding of communications and microwave theory5 years of related experience (Or 3 years with a Masters; or a PhD)U.S. Citizenship with a current or active Top Secret level clearancePreferred Qualifications:TS/SCI security clearanceMSEE (or higher degree)Proficient with RF modeling tool, such as Genesys and/or Microwave, DSP tools such as Matlab, or other mixed signal simulation tools- Experience in selecting components, circuit design and layout of the following RF building - blocks:Up/down converters, mixersModulators/demodulators- Filters - OscillatorsPhased Lock LoopsUnderstanding of the following is highly desirable:FIR, IIR and frequency domain matched filtersFM, PM, AM, QAM, etc. modulators and demodulators including carrier recovery, where applicableFEC encoders, decoders of varying types including Viterbi, Reed Solomon, and Turbo codesSignal acquisition algorithms for TDMA, FDMA and CDMA schemesAlgorithms and model and optimize algorithm performance; MATLAB preferredThe Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Division is a strategic partner specializing in commercial and classified partnerships with the design, delivery, operation and sustainment of satellites and human spacecraft. We support science and space exploration through our various partnerships, including NASA's Artemis program with the goal to return humans to the Moon in 2024 and the TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) program that has discovered more than twenty confirmed plants. Recognized as an industry leader, we also develop highly specialized space and satellite components.Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program.As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:Medical Dental & Vision coverage401kEducational AssistanceLife InsuranceEmployee Assistance Programs & Work/Life SolutionsPaid Time OffHealth & Wellness ResourcesEmployee DiscountsFlexible Schedules (For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work)For more details please visit our total rewards site or chat with one of our recruiters to learn more. Link: /benefitsSalary Range: 101200 - 151800Employees 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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.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 US Citizenship is required for most positions.