Staff RF Electronics Engineer

Application ends: March 28, 2025

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Job Description

    • Category: Engineering
  • Location: Cincinnati, OH, USA | Beavercreek, OH, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Positions Available: 1
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.
Join the Northrop Grumman – Xetron, part of Mission Systems sector, focused on the development of new capabilities for our military and intelligence customers around the globe.


Northrop Grumman Xetron is a small Operating Unit of the larger Northrop Grumman Corporation that is located in Cincinnati Ohio. Xetron is a rare example of an organization with a small business culture that is operating collaboratively with its larger business parent entity. This unique relationship offers employees the ability to literally know everyone at the site at a personal level while still working on technologies and products that are beyond state-of-the-art. You’ll get the opportunity to wrestle with the next big problems in an atmosphere of collaboration and cooperation, sharing your expertise with the new guy and learning from your peers. Remember when you were excited about getting to work because the challenge of the problem, the importance of the solution and the fun you had with your team? Xetron is that kind of place!


We are seeking a cleared or clearable Staff RF Electronics Engineer as key a contributor to the successful completion of projects. Professionals who want to solve the puzzles that make a difference to our nation’s security.


Essential Functions:

  • Research, design, develop, and test a variety of RF circuits including amplifiers, filters, mixers, up and down converters, and modulators/demodulators.
  • Work with engineers in other disciplines to develop these circuits into final products.
  • Help guide and determine technical direction of programs using advanced technical principles, theories and concepts including the development of new principles and concepts.
  • Perform with no oversight needed to complete assignments.
  • Handle complex technical issues and resolve them in new and innovative ways.
  • Act as an advisor to other engineers on advanced technical research studies and applications.
  • Be proficient with the setup and use of RF test equipment.
  • Possess extensive working knowledge of simulation tools such as ADS, Spice, HFSS, MATLAB, and Excel.





Basic Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and 14 years’ of relevant experience OR a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and 12 years’ of relevant experience or a PhD in Electrical Engineering and 10 years of relevant experience
  • Proficient with simulation tools such as ADS, HFSS, and MATLAB
  • Basic knowledge of Digital and RF circuit design
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret security clearance
  • Experience with schematic and layout tools
  • Design experience in the Space domain
  • Experience designing circuitry for microwave frequencies
  • Understanding of communication principals including modulation types, methods to avoid detection and methods to avoid intercept
  • Ability to design filters and match impedance


This position offers the option of a 9/80 work schedule. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

This position reports to Cincinnati, OH, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Beavercreek, OH, OH, USA.

Salary Range: $141,440 USD – $212,160 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.