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Principal / Senior Principal RF Microwave Design Engineer

Northrop Grumman
Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States
Engineering Qualifications Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems (NGAS) is seeking a Principle Senior Principal Engineer - RF Microwave to join our Hopkinton, MA team. We are a world-class manufacturer of Passive Microwave Components for military aircraft and launch vehicles. Our work is mission critical and directly contributes to national security. Northrop Grumman Hopkinton, MA facility is engaged in the design, development, and manufacturing of antenna and passive microwave components for EW aerospace applications and associated OEM's. We have a strong cultural focus on design for manufacturability and therefore have our manufacturing and engineering resources co-located within the facility. In addition to our in-house machining, assembly, and quality capabilities, our test department has two antenna ranges. One is a far field range and the other is a near field 8'x8' scanning range. The test department also has multiple PNAs giving us measurement capability to 50GHz on site. We are seeking an experienced Engineering Professional for a position in our Antenna and Passive Component Engineering group to help us further grow our capabilities and business base. You will be working with our internal team as well as our customer developing solution paths and insuring the successful implementation with regards to technical performance, schedule and budget. The position will have the ability to directly influence the further development of the business. Responsibilities include the following Respond to customer request for proposals for new antennaRF component design Model and optimize antennas and RF components Troubleshoot and resolve technical issues during production Act as project engineer responsible for initial design and qualification This position will require an individual comfortable with working in a small team environment with a significant amount of autonomy and associated accountability, covering the full life cycle of projects from inception through production. Given the small team environment, a willingness to assume multiple roles and responsibilities is required (eg supporting RF design, mechanical design, design for manufacturability, proposal support, and business development). The ability to be hands-on, to work through others, to engage in leadership, and assist in customer development is critical. This position may be filled at the Principal or Senior Principal level based on the Qualifications below.

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