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Sr Princ Electrical Engineer

Beavercreek, OH
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: DBK20180503-44257

With annual revenues in of nearly $4.5 billion, over 12,000 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.

Orbital ATK is currently recruiting electrical design engineers for Computational Electromagnetics, Conformal Antenna and FSS Radome Design, and Electromagnetic Materials / Structures at our Dayton, OH location.  

Job Description: This position requires individual and team focused research, design, analysis, prototyping, test validation, and manufacturing support. Prior experience in Computational Electromagnetics is required. More specifically, experience with the following EM tools is desired: FEKO, HFSS / IE / SBR+, RAM2D, SENTRi, and Xpatch. Matlab experience preferred. The ability to develop specialized CEM codes and numerical optimization is also of interest. Applicants must be knowledgeable in Electromagnetic Theory, Conformal Antenna and FSS Radome Design, Low Observable (LO) / RCS reduction techniques, and substantiate prior project leadership and/or systems engineering experience. Regular communication with management, staff, and customers, along with Integrated Product Team (IPT) members is expected to be successful. 


  • Active Secret Clearance or ability to obtain (Requires US Citizenship)
  • Electrical Engineering, specializing in RF / Electromagnetics; 10 years with B.S., 5 years with M.S. or PhD
  • Solid background in electromagnetics
  • Prior experience in Computational Electromagnetics
  • Experience in aerospace industry, with background in conformal antenna apertures / arrays, FSS radomes, and survivable structures
  • Knowledge of Electromagnetic Materials and their properties
  • Working experience with test and evaluation of microwave devices; utilizing RF test equipment such as a Vector Network Analyzer (VNA)
  • Ability to develop product designs independently and cooperatively in a team setting, and verify those designs through prototype fabrication and testing
  • Proficient in MS Office suite
  • Proficient in Matlab
  • Experience fostering and leading in a culture of continuous improvement
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Other Desired Capabilities:

  • Advanced experience with low observables
  • Working experience within various anechoic test chambers
  • Project Leadership
  • Working experience with EM analysis tools (e.g. FEKO, HFSS, RAM2D, SENTRi, and Xpatch)
  • Ability to create software algorithms for design, optimization, and data analysis using MATLAB
  • Familiar with common material measurements for the extraction of electrical properties
  • Knowledge of composite manufacturing processes
  • Ability to work across multiple projects and follow through to completion


Initial survey and phone interview(s) followed by on-site professional interview, including a presentation demonstrating stated capabilities. A background verification, including references supporting relevant work experience will be required.

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.

Orbital ATK Flight Systems Group provides products and services that span the launch, missile systems and aerospace markets. We are a premier producer of solid rocket propulsion systems and specialty energetic products; a leading provider of small and medium class space launch vehicles for Civil, DoD and Commercial missions; a major supplier of interceptor boosters and target vehicles for missile defense; and a world class manufacturer of composite primary and secondary structures for commercial and military aircraft and launch vehicles.

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.

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Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: +10 Years
Education: Masters
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Flight