• Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems
  • $121,820.00 -179,460.00/year*
  • Goleta , CA
  • Engineering
  • Full-Time

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Location: United States-California-Goleta
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Clearance Type: None
Shift: 1st Shift
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact peoples 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 nations 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, theyre making history.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.


Design, develop and refine antenna components utilizing design skills, hand calculations, 3D design tools, or other modeling tools as needed.
Generate CAD drawings and related documents.
Participate and present in internal and external (customer) design and program reviews.
Manage manufacturing and testing of a variety of different antennas and antenna systems for airborne and space applications.
Operate and maintain on-site antenna test facility
Document assembly and test plans and procedures.
Manage and track multiple priorities while maintaining focus towards common goals of the program team, matrix organization, and customers.


Basic Qualifications:
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Physics or many years of experience working at an engineering level. (Electrical Engineering degree is highly desired)
Minimum 4 years of relevant product development, test, or delivery experience
Strong background in antenna theory and suitability to be trained upward
Experience in antenna hardware build and test
Familiar with common RF lab test equipment such as microwave network analyzers and computer aided test equipment
Proficient with Microsoft Office tools suite
Strong communication skills (oral and written)
Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
Ability to multitask and organize/prioritize job assignments in a fast-paced development environment
Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
Strong background in antenna testing and antenna range operations
Quasi-optical antenna systems and concepts (i.e. frequency selective surfaces, polarization selective surfaces, microwave lens design)
Reflector based antenna design and analysis
Broad band/narrow band feed horn design and analysis
Familiarity with antenna alignment and bore-sighting techniques
Familiarity with analysis tools such as MathCAD, MATLAB, GRASP10, CHAMP, HFSS, CST Microwave Studio.
Familiarity with CAD software, preferably PTC Creo Parametric 2/3.
Experience with RF test instruments such as network analyzer, spectrum analyzer, power meter, signal generator, noise figure analyzer, etc.
Experience in space-borne products is greatly preferred
Cost Account Management (CAM) Experience is a plus
Demonstrated experience leading a technical team
Secret clearance or higher

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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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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