Engineer RF Microwave Design 4
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems sector is seeking an Engineer RF Microwave Design 4 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals at the Avionics and Tactical Networks (ATN) Operating Unit. This position will be located in San Diego, CA.
This position is specifically targeted to individuals with board-level Power Amplifier design experience. One of our larger design teams in San Diego specializes in multiple high power transmitter applications requiring leaders in power amplifier design. Our designs focus on wide bandwidths, high power applications (1W-1000W), pulsed power applications, high peak to average data communications, and high efficiency solutions. The candidate shall demonstrate experience in designing highly efficient, robust/repeatable designs using a variety of biasing, envelop tracking, and/or predistortion techniques. A solid understand of the different classes of biasing such as Class A, Class AB, Class C, Class E and Class F is a given. Different technologies such as GaN, LDMOS, GaAs, InP and their applications must be understood. The power amplifier designer is also responsible and heavily involved in many mechanical and thermal enhanced structures. Our applications have a wide range of frequencies from low VHF bands to high Ka bands. They may also be opportunities designing IMA's and creating chip and wire designs for some newer advanced technology studies. Leadership skills are a must and willingness to mentor and coach younger engineers will be required.
Avionics and Tactical Networks (ATN) is one of the Operating Units in the Airborne C4ISR Systems Division of the Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector. ATN is the nation's sole provider of integrated Communications, Navigation and Identification (CNI) systems to the world's premier fighter aircraft – the F-22 Raptor and the F-35 Lightning. ATN also provides trusted, high data rate communication solutions for the nation's senior leaders. Our team of communication systems experts is additionally developing next-generation ground radios for land forces, and our Electronic Warfare subject matter experts are creating the next generation of IED countermeasures to keep our soldiers safe when in harm's way. We are headquartered in the purpose built Rancho Carmel and Spectrum
Center facilities in San Diego, California.
Roles and Responsibilities:
The RF/Microwave Engineer can perform technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for RF/Microwave Products & RF System Architecture Design and Development activities. RF/Microwave analyses are performed at all levels of the RF/Microwave Product and RF System Design from the RF System Architecture level down to the circuit level to include: concept, design, fabrication, test validation and verification, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal.
Capable of leading RF/Microwave Hardware design and development teams on major defense programs and/or smaller Independent Research & Development (IR&D) activities. Able to work well with program system engineering to ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into realizable RF/Microwave Products & RF System Architecture Design solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Able to perform functional analysis, chain analysis, detail trade studies, product requirements creation, detailed circuit requirements derivation, and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into RF/Microwave hardware product specifications.
Excellent leadership and technical skills experienced with leading RF/Microwave product development activities:
- Solve complex RF/Microwave technical issues with limited supervision
- Requirements derivation, simulation, analysis, design and develop RF/Microwave hardware circuits should also include Amplifiers, Low Noise Amplifiers, Filters , Couplers, Switches, PLLs, Mixers, Op Amps, ADCs, and DACs for applications in Communications Power Amplifiers, Receivers, Exciters, Synthesizers, and Digital Converters.
- Develop hardware on diverse platforms performing component selection, circuit simulation and analysis, schematic design, pwb layout and route, and verification test development.
- Experienced with transitioning new product designs to a production environment and is familiar with production processes.
Typical Minimum Education / Experience for a level 4:
9 Years with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD.
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
- Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering and 9 years of related work experience.
- At least 4 years of design experience focusing on board-level power amplifiers
- Demonstrated knowledge with RF/Microwave product design and development in a technical leadership capacity
- Demonstrated understanding of RF/Microwave design principles and testing techniques
- Demonstrated success working individually as part of a team requiring very little supervision or as a team leader.
- Must be able to obtain a SECRET SECURITY CLEARANCE
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
- Candidates with previous cutting edge experience in a RF/Microwave development environment
- Previous classroom or on the job experience with one or more of the following tools; PSpice, AWR Microwave Office, Sonnet, HFSS, SpectraSys/Genesys, and Expedition Schematic/Layout
- MSEE or PhD
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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