Orbital ATK Princ. Electrical Engineer - Digital_Analog in Northridge, California

Princ. Electrical Engineer - Digital_Analog

Locations:Northridge, CA

Categories: Engineering and Sciences


Job Description

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Job ID:JSQ20182201-43339

With projected annual revenues of $4.5 billion, approximately 12,500 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission ? whether it?s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world?s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation?s largest manufacturer of ammunition. United in pride and shared goals, Orbital ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential. If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

Job Summary

Perform analysis, design, or test of one or more complex designs, which require use of ingenuity and creativity and without detailed direction from more senior engineers. Based on generally defined problems, study design concepts and criteria to ascertain the engineering principles involved. Without detailed direction, plan, prepare, and complete the design. Evaluate completed design with more senior engineers and other technical groups and make modifications necessary to achieve a design that satisfies requirements. Develop, coordinate, and conduct the test programs required to evaluate the design.

May also oversee component supplier design, analysis, manufacture, and test. May also oversee, with senior engineer support, subsystem supplier design, analysis, manufacture, and test.

  • Role description & Responsibilities:

Antenna Principal Engineer for tactical missile system development and production programs.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develops, coordinates and conducts RF and Antenna designs and evaluations of engineering design concepts

  • Develops, coordinates and conducts EMI designs and evaluations of engineering design concept

  • Creates test plans and procedures for a variety of RF and Environmental testing.

  • Develops specifications and requirements, reviews Engineering Change Proposals, and generates formal whitepapers and failure reports.

  • Oversees or participates in RF testing and measurement using RF instruments and anechoic chambers.

  • Supports program Engineering Configuration Change Board (CCB), Corrective Action Board (CAB) and Failure Review Boards (FRB), as required.

  • Identifies opportunities for improvement based on review of failure data and supports development and implementation of component design improvements or updates.

  • Create designs and simulation models using computer modeling tools.

  • Supports design reviews and test activities, as needed. Supports subcontractor evaluation, selection and coordination activities with respect to RF needs.

Experience and Skill Requirements:

  • Minimum 7-9 years of experience in RF and antenna product design and development.

  • Proven hands on design experience of multi octave bandwidth antennas for Supersonic Aircraft / Missile platforms.

  • Experience in Radar Cross Section reduction techniques.

  • Experience in detection, beamforming and angle-of-arrival estimation.

  • Direct Digital conversion experience / signal processing hardware experience / Data link experience is a plus.

  • Strong RF background with a good mechanical understanding.

  • Experience desired in manufacturing support, characterization, test, installation and operation of antennas on missiles or aircraft and experience in general military RF systems.

  • EE, Physics, Math or equivalent BS or very significant experience required, MS or PhD preferred.

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance, TS with a five year update desired.

  • Ability to measure using RF Network Analyzers, Spectrum Analyzers, and signal generators and interpret RF Test data and radiation patterns.

  • Experience with Ansys HFSS software or equivalent modeling tools preferred.

  • Experience with High Temperature Materials.

  • Experience with Flight Hardware.

  • Ability to read and interpret Engineering drawings/schematics.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to build effective working relationships are a must.

  • Ability to communicate findings to customers and management.

  • Self-starter capable of performing assigned tasks with some direction.

  • Innovated thinker with a demonstrated ability of solving complex problems which require ingenuity and “out of the box” ideas.

  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams.

  • Safety engineering knowledge.

  • Ability to create or review presentations, emails, white papers, trade studies, and reports for content and accuracy.

Education and Experience

Requires BS in Engineering & 7 years or Masters in Engineering & 5 years or PhD & 2 years.

Orbital ATK is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products ? and your ideas ? into the future. When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you?ll be amazed at what you can do!We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Type:Full Time

Desired Travel:less than 25%

Years of Experience:5-8 Years