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RF Microwave & EMI Engineering Manager 2

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Azusa
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

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 Systems has an opening for a RF Microwave & EMI Engineering Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Azusa, CA.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Essential Functions:
Candidate will be responsible for functional management of the Microwave & EMI engineering group encompassing Microwave, Antenna and Radiometer system design as well as EMI/EMC design/analysis within the Hardware Engineering organization. The selected candidate will be responsible for deployment of resources to programs, maintaining department processes, customer interfaces, mentoring, performance evaluation, coordinating activities and career development of department members. Position requires approximately 80% direct support to one of the IR or Microwave remote sensing space programs and 20% support for functional management.
For this specific engineering position, the successful applicant will require experience in design, analysis, integration & test of several of the following areas:

  • RF and MW hardware design and analysis
  • mmW Receiver design and development
  • Microwave and Radiometer subsystems
  • Feedhorn and Reflector-based antenna systems
  • EMI/EMC design and analysis Candidate should have project management experience in a team environment, including cost account management. Candidate should also be skilled in anomaly investigation and experienced with space-borne hardware design and delivery.

    Candidate will interface with multiple disciplines such as program management, engineering, procurement, subcontractors and manufacturing. Specific assignment may include one or more of the following areas: RF and Microwave hardware design/I&T, Antenna subsystem design/I&T, EMI/EMC design, leading a product development team in the areas of remote sensing or IR/visible focal planes. The candidate must be capable of designing to requirement specifications, performing trade studies, and generating design documents.

    The ability to mentor, provide career guidance and coaching, and to lead others is required. The ideal candidate should be a strong communicator with the ability to connect to direct reports on multiple levels.

    Basic Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Physics or STEM field
    • 5+ years of experience in RF and Microwave Design and Development
    • 3 years of experience in leading project and/or tiger teams
    • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance as well as special program access is required. U.S. Citizenship is required.Preferred Qualifications:
      • Master's or PhD in closely related Engineering or Science discipline
      • Minimum of 7 years of experience developing and delivering RF, Microwave, and Antenna systems or EMI/EMC design and analysis
      • Active DoD Secret Clearance or higher.
      • At least 2 years of experience in a functional management role
      • Experience in Microwave or EMI/EMC design and formal anomaly investigation and troubleshooting experience (FRACAS, RCA&CA, FRB)
      • Expert in one of the following disciplines: RF and Microwave circuit design, test, and analysis; mmW Receiver, component design, test, and analysis; Microwave sensors and Radiometer system applications, analysis and testing, Antenna design, Antenna range operations, broad band/Narrow band feed horn design, test, and analysis; HFSS modeling and design for RFMW component, subsystems, EMI/EMC design and analysis.
      • Successful track record as CAM and/or lead for an Integrated Product Team (IPT)
      • Proficiency in RF, Microwave, and Antenna design & analysis processes for DOD space programs, formal anomaly investigation and troubleshooting (FRACAS, RCA&CA, etc.)
      • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent organization skills.
      • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tool suite
      • Familiarity with RFMW analytical tools such as HFSS, CST, ADS.
      • Familiarity with use of lab instruments such as oscilloscope, spectrum/Network analyzer, signal generator, compact Antenna Range.
      • Demonstrated leadership of diverse/inclusive teams Salary Range: $140,600 USD - $210,800 USD

        Employees 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. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

        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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Azusa , RF Microwave & EMI Engineering Manager 2, Executive , Azusa, California

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