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Your opportunities for achievement are limitless with Northrop Grumman Mission Systems.

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on projects and programs that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to improve the present, 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 endless drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

We areseekingan Associate RF Microwave DesignEngineer. This position will be located at our Mission Systems, Buffalo, New York office; an organization focused on development and production of state-of-the-art Simulation Systems solutions.

The selected candidate will work in a dynamic people-focused environment where he/she will interact with suppliers, customers and other designers. Thecandidates existingexperience and knowledgecombined with on the job training and coaching from peers and senior Engineers will ensure success of the following:

The Engineer will design and implement specialized test equipment used in the testing of Military Radar, Radar Warning Receivers (RWR), and Jamming systems. The Engineer will work with discrete connectorized RF components such as amplifiers, filters, mixers, switches, and oscillators. Also will design and implement integrated microwave assemblies (IMAs) utilizing chip and wire construction including transmission line, wire bonding, bare die MMICs (Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits), distributed element filters on various substrates, and packaged RF devices. The Engineer will also design analog circuits including use of operational amplifiers, power regulators, andA/D and D/A converters.

The Engineer will review and derive requirements, develop block diagrams, and perform simulation utilizing software tools such as HFSS, Genesys, and ADS (Advanced Design Systems). The Engineer will also be required to brass-board the design and make adjustments. Following successful design reviews, the Engineer will formally document the design for production, support procurement/production, and integrate and test the final product.

The Engineer will be required to communicate with internal customers as well as external customers and suppliers. In addition, he/she must be able to write test procedures and support technicians during the testing of sub components and finished product. He/she must be able to work as part of a multifunctional team working within schedule and budget constraints.

As an employee of Northrop Grumman, you will beeligible for our robust benefits package which includes:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Educational Assistance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health & Wellness Resources
  • Employee Discounts
  • 9/80 schedule (off every other Friday)


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to apply and/or develop technologies, scientific principles, theories and concepts.
  • Ability to comprehend and analyze complex problems and develop solutions.
  • U.S. citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret clearance; thereby meeting the eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering orother related technical discipline
  • Previous internship/co-op or other work experience, leadership & teamwork capabilities, interpersonal communication skills, and activities (professional/community/extracurricular)
  • Self-motivated, willing to learn, and interested in working in a team environment
  • Microwave/RF coursework
  • Intern or cooperative experiencein the field of Microwave or RF Engineering
  • Ability to proficiently use engineering analysis tools including ADS, HFSS and Genesys.

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.

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