Senior RF Engineer

Employer
Leidos
Location
Huntsville, Alabama
Posted
Feb 12, 2024
Closes
Feb 14, 2024
Ref
2714736511
Discipline
Engineering
Position Type
Engineer
Specialty
Autonomy
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Description

Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is seeking a talented Senior RF Engineer to join a diverse team to create unique solutions for complex problems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

The Product Engineering Department is a design-focused group of engineers specializing in advanced hardware systems. The individual selected for this position will be a design engineer with demonstrated experience leading inter-disciplinary teams to develop complex RF sensors. The engineer will work closely with hardware integrated into a diverse range of aerospace and military systems including manned/unmanned ground/air vehicles, missiles, defensive radars, and space systems.

The Senior Electrical Engineer will be expected to execute in a fast-paced, small team environment through all phases of the hardware life cycle from conceptual development and detailed design through manufacturing, qualification testing, and post-delivery support. The engineer should have demonstrated experience with the design and implementation of power amplifiers, low noise amplifiers, mixers, filters, signal synthesis, PIN diode switching, and analog-to-digital conversion in complex Radar, EW, and communications systems across several high frequency bands (L-band, S-band, C-band, X-band, Ku-band, Ka-band). Specific R&D expertise in low phase noise, miniature high power PA design, and high bandwidth operation for advanced radar and EA developments is a plus. The candidate should be able to understand and model the theoretical operation of these systems and balance tradeoffs of multiple characteristics to reach an optimal design. The candidate should also be familiar with RF PCB design and packaging practices to fully support the solutions that Dynetics is developing.

With a product focus, the individualis expected to actively partner with other engineers, project managers, technicians and the customer to develop solutions that adhere to a diverse set of requirements. Additionally, the engineer will support resolution of technical issues that are discovered during the manufacture and test of deliverable hardware. This will include troubleshooting board-level issues, assessing failures for root cause, and identifying corrective actions.

The ideal candidate will thrive in a learning environment that encourages leadership and technical growth.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited with 12+ years of experience in RF hardware design or a Masters degree with 10+ years.

Expert with radar and communications principles

Have hands-on laboratory experience with instrumentation, test equipment, and debug/test methods including use of network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, power meters, etc.

Experience and/or working knowledge of:
  • Developing exciter, transmitter, receiver and antenna subsystems
  • Modeling, simulation, design verification testing, and characterization of RF circuits
  • Design, test, troubleshooting, and manufacture of analog/mixed-signal electronic circuit card and/or integrated RF assemblies
  • Schematic development software suite (Mentor Graphics, Altium, Cadence/Allegro, Other)
  • MATLAB and/or Python experience simulating radar and communication signal processors
  • EMI/EMC mitigation


Capable of performing in a collaborative engineering environment working closely with multi-disciplinary teams.

Experience effectively communicating within a team environment.

Candidate must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area.

Other Qualifications:

Preference shown to candidates who have experience and/or working knowledge of:
  • Mentor Graphics electrical engineering development tools
  • Low SWAP-C Height of Burst Sensor (HOB / HOBS) and proximity sensor design
  • Die-level / chip-and-wire technology


Security Requirements:

Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.

Pay Range: Pay Range $122,200.00 - $220,900.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

Original Posting Date: 12/01/2023

While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.