Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Survivable Antenna and Radome (RF) Designer

Beavercreek, OH
Engineering and Sciences


Job Description

Job ID: DBK20180108-46804

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 Innovation Systems 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.

Northrop Grumman is currently recruiting a Survivable Antenna and Radome (RF) Designer –  at our Dayton, OH location.

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 Innovation Systems 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 Description: Northrop Grumman is currently hiring electrical engineers for Conformal Antenna and Radome design at our Dayton, OH location. This position requires individual and team focused research, design, analysis, prototyping, test validation, and manufacturing support. Prior experience with Design for Manufacturability & Affordability is preferred. The ability to engage in Leadership and/or Systems Engineering roles is emphasized. Applicants must demonstrate prior working experience in Conformal Antenna and Radome Design, Low Observable (LO) / RCS reduction techniques. Design and Analysis will include industry standard software packages, along with a host of proprietary software tools. Regular communication with management staff and customers, along with Integrated Product Team (IPT) members is expected to be successful. Plan and assist hardware validation using standard microwave test equipment and techniques including vector network analyzer (VNA) and anechoic chambers for antenna gain / pattern and RCS.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Active Secret Clearance or ability to obtain (Requires US Citizenship)
  • BS Electrical Engineering (with 7yrs exp), 5yrs exp with MS, or 2yrs exp with PhD
  • Solid background in electromagnetics
  • Relevant experience in the aerospace industry, with design in survivable antenna and radome applications
  • Working experience with EM analysis tools (e.g.  HFSS, FEKO, PMM, XPATCH, RAM2D)
  • Knowledgeable of Electromagnetic Material properties
  • Working experience with test and evaluation of microwave devices; utilizing RF test equipment such as a Vector Network Analyzer (VNA)
  • Familiar Gain / RCS measurements and data processing
  • Ability to develop product designs independently and cooperatively in a team setting, and verify those designs through prototype fabrication and testing
  • Proficient in MS Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience fostering and leading in a culture of continuous improvement
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Other Desired Capabilities:

Working experience within various anechoic test chambers

  • Project Leadership
  • Ability to create software algorithms for design, optimization, and data analysis using MATLAB
  • Familiar with common material measurements for the extraction of electrical properties
  • Knowledge of composite manufacturing processes
  • CEM analysis of large structures
  • Prior experience with the requirements of MIL-STD-461/462/464/810 and DO-160 is beneficial

Process:

Initial survey and phone interview(s) followed by on-site professional interview, including a presentation demonstrating stated capabilities. A background verification, including references supporting relevant work experience will be required.

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 5-8 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Flight