RF Test and Development Engineer - level 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today and for generations to come.

Our work preserves freedom and democracy and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage, and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future and have a lot of 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.

Help shape the future while working with the most advanced radar systems in the industry. Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems Sector Antenna Test organization is seeking an RF Test and Development Engineer to be an instrumental part of Northrop Grumman's Engineering Team at our Linthicum campus or our Sykesville campus.

Roles and responsibilities include:
RF Test equipment development for production and engineering antenna testing
Write software for controls of RF Test equipment
Troubleshoot RF issues during test of advanced antenna systems
Support technicians with troubleshooting and training
Analyze test data and identify early trends
Collaborate with design engineering for hardware and test improvements
Basic Qualifications:
BS Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science - or other closely related STEM area - plus a minimum of 2 months of relevant experience (0 years with a STEM MS degree)
Software development using some of the following: Matlab or C or C++
RF design or RF test background with hands on troubleshooting experience
Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance. This requires US citizenship.

Preferred Qualifications:
Software development experience for automating test equipment
Experience with and/or understanding of antenna fundamentals
Test development experience in a Nearfield and/or Compact Antenna Range
Experience with RF measurement test equipment such as: receivers, sources, mixers, amplifiers, network analyzers, or spectrum analyzers
Currently cleared to Special Access Program (SAP) level
Security clearance investigation date within the last 5 years

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.${descr2}${descr3}

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