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RF Hardware Engineer

Company: Leidos
Location: Arlington
Posted on: September 8, 2021

Job Description:


Job Description:

The EW Division of Leidos is seeking an RF Hardware Engineer to work with a multi-disciplined design team (electrical engineers, systems engineers, scientists, etc) and will be involved in the design and development of innovative sensor systems. You will work in a small group to develop RF front end systems and assist in performing systems engineering functions such as architecture trade studies and developing design concepts. Candidate will have a strong background in RF hardware design, test and measurement in support of a fast paced, multi-disciplinary design team. 

Primary Responsibilities:
•    Support, design, develop and test RF hardware (DC-40GHz) as part of a highly complex integrated sensor solution.
•    Generate low level front end specifications based on overarching system requirements.
•    Collaborate with a multi-disciplined design team (electrical engineers, systems engineers, software engineers, signal processing engineers and scientists) to implement innovative solutions for RF sensor system development
•    Analyze schematic diagrams for either custom or commercial-off-the shelf (COTS) electronic hardware involving high-speed digital and/or analog circuitry.
•    Develop and maintain requirements documents, functional specification documents, interface control documents, engineering wiring diagrams etc.
•    Develop project test plans and test procedures, provide test planning support, and assist in the execution of both lab testing and field testing.
•    Provide occasional technical support and/or field support planning, and other field support in general if needed.
•    Work on problems of diverse scope, determining methods and procedures to be used on new assignments, and providing feedback and recommendations to other technical personnel.
•    Interact with outside customers, suppliers, and functional peer groups.
•    Some travel and work at remote sites for limited time periods may be occasionally required.
•    Provide status reports to project managers and/or division production manager as required.

Basic Qualifications:
•    Modelling and simulation of RF circuits using CAD tools such as Spice
•    Experience using standard lab equipment such as an oscilloscope, signal generator, spectrum analyzer, power supplies etc
•    Demonstrated RF design experience with circuits cards for receivers, transmitters
•    Understanding and demonstrated implementation of RF cascade analysis to be able to trade gain, noise figure and linearity as part of system design.
•    Experience in RF theory and the ability to apply theoretical knowledge in resolving real world problems
•    Knowledge in the areas of performance characteristics of analog data converters, ADCs/DACs and how they interface with the RF front end
•    Proficiency in general computer skills such as Microsoft office Excel, PowerPoint and Word
•    BS in Electrical Engineering from an accredited college or related degree
•    Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience
•    Existing Secret (or above) Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:
•    MS in Electrical Engineering or related
•    Experience with hardware integration, test and debug tools (high-speed logic analyzers, scopes, spectrum analyzers, etc.)
•    Familiarity with Electronic Warfare applications and systems
•    Familiarity with hardware descriptor languages, HDL (VHDL, Verilog).
•    Experience with high-speed (> GHz) design techniques
•    Experience with MATLAB signal processing environment
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills
•    Existing Secret (or above) Clearance

Electronic Warfare


External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Job Family:

Electrical Engineering

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Keywords: Leidos, Arlington , RF Hardware Engineer, Other , Arlington, Virginia

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