RF Engineer I - RF Electronics - Temporary Part Time with Security Clearance

BAE Systems
Westminster, Colorado
Jun 16, 2024
Jun 21, 2024
Position Type
Part Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate

This engineering position will report to RF Solutions, primarily support the Tactical Solutions business unit and will have Radio Frequency (RF) engineering as its area of specialization with design and test of RF electronics circuits and systems as the focus. The Engineering, Science and Analysis (ESA) Strategic Capabilities Unit comprises the technical talent and organizational leadership that enables the successful delivery of high-impact discriminating technologies for our customers' missions. Our collaborative, cross-functional teams are committed to innovation, integrity, continual learning and strong execution. What You'll Do: Be responsible for the hands-on design and realization of RF passive and active circuits used in phased array antennas, larger RF systems, and other RF components.
Design and test circuits for receivers, transmitters, local oscillators, and RF subsystems. Designs typically range in frequency from VHF through 20 GHz.
Simulate circuit and system performance using analytical software such as AWR Microwave Office, VSS, Agilent ADS, SystemVue, and MATLAB.
Collaborate with other engineers and technicians to realize completed RF electronics and RF designs.
Participate and guide the testing of RF hardware for required performance metrics in antenna and phased array systems: VSWR, insertion loss, power, G/T, etc.
Test components (e.g., amplifiers, mixers, limiters, oscillators) for suitability in designs.
Design circuit boards for use in receivers and transmitters.
Design chip and wire components for use in receivers, high-power limiters, and transmitters.
Test and document designs in preparation for potential production.
Complete understanding and wide application of technical principle, theories, and concepts in the field. Mentor and guide more junior engineers and technicians in the design, build, and test phases of projects and programs.
Provide technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts. Represent the organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects.
Interface well with other people at all levels including customers, use initiative in applying solutions to assignments. Contribute to large teams.
Assist with the preparation and delivery of presentations.
Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
Perform other duties as necessary. Work Environment: This position may be performed working primarily remotely. Travel/commute to various company and/or customer locations at time when not "home based" may be required. Working Conditions: This is a part-time position - 15-25 hours per week.
Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or cleanroom, outdoors or remote research environment.
May occasionally work in production work centers where use of protective equipment and gear is required.
May access other facilities in various weather conditions.
Hourly Rate: $46.15 - $57.21 Required Education, Experience, & Skills BS degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 2 or more years related experience.
Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master's Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education.
Requires full competency in core RF engineering and antenna theory and skills and general knowledge of other related disciplines.
Solid communication skills. Experience and skills to effectively contribute to successful producibility of designs and to cost, budget, and schedule control.
Some exposure and experience with the radiating components/antennas that are typically used in phased array systems.
Experience with circuit simulation is not required, but highly desirable.
Experience and proficiency in programming, data manipulation, and data visualization in MATLAB.
Must be able to schedule and execute measurements at internal and external facilities; perform measurement analysis and troubleshooting.
Experience with RF test equipment (including RF signal generators, spectrum analyzers, and network analyzers).
Demonstrated ability to apply technical expertise in RF engineering and to leverage knowledge of other related disciplines.
Demonstrated ability to lead RF efforts and tasks and to guide technical project teams toward the completion of program goals and milestones.
A security clearance or access with Polygraph is not required to be eligible for this position. However, the applicant must be willing and eligible for submission, depending on program requirements, after an offer is accepted and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance/access. Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills Current security clearance.
RF electronics hardware design and RF system design experience.
RF hardware and microwave circuit board / PCB layout experience. Pay Information
Full-Time Salary Range: $96000 - $119000 Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience. Temporary employees generally are not eligible for BAE Systems benefits, but can elect to participate in the 401(k) savings plan. Temporary employees working 20+ hours per week are eligible for medical benefits, the employee assistance program, and business travel accident insurance. About BAE Systems Space & Mission Systems BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.
Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, Space & Mission Systems is a leading provider of national defense and civil space applications, advanced remote sensing, scientific and tactical systems for the U.S. Intelligence, Department of Defense and scientific communities. We continually pioneer ways to innovate spacecraft, mission payloads, optical systems, and other defense and civil capabilities. Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, we continually discover ways to enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most.