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Radio Frequency Communications Expert




Odenton, Maryland, United States


Are you looking for a rewarding job with a truly global impact? Your search ends here! Our corporate vision at Leidos is to be the global leader in the development and application of technology to solve our customers' most demanding challenges. And that's where you come in. We need a results-oriented Radio Frequency Communications Expert to support the Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications (NC3) Enterprise Center’s (NEC) Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) Division at Fort Meade, MD.

This isn't just any job. The SE&I Division serves as the hub for systems engineering and enterprise architecture, and as the technical authority for the Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications within the Department of Defense. Our customer, led by the Commander, U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), applies subject matter expertise and best practices to translate mission and operational requirements into solutions and operational capabilities.

This is your chance to be a part of something truly significant. Working with our customer at their office at Fort Meade, you'll have the opportunity to use your skills to help tackle some of the biggest challenges faced by our nation's leaders. So, what are you waiting for? Join our team and become part of the solution, apply today!

What will you do in this role?

  • Apply your knowledge of RF communications systems, including terrestrial and SATCOM, and related technologies to enhance the performance and reliability of NC3 systems and to provide subject matter expertise in various settings.

  • Model the performance of high assurance RF communications in peacetime and various threat scenarios.

  • Provide technical expertise and recommendations regarding the effects (e.g., EMP, scintillation, etc.) of nuclear weapons on the communications assets/infrastructure of the current and future NC3 Enterprise.

  • Work with government and contractor partners to influence the design and development of next generation RF systems.

  • Support trade studies that analyze and compare RF system concepts and technology alternatives in terms of effectiveness, cost, and risk.

  • Work with other team members in the application of RF engineering, threat impact assessment consistent with government standards and practices for development, evaluation, and sustainment of RF electronic systems.

  • Assist other team members and stakeholders in identifying technical and threat-driven risks and mitigation strategies.

  • Periodically provide training support through briefings and lectures to NEC personnel on the various impacts of nuclear weapons on communication systems.

These are the required qualifications:.

  • Top Secret clearance and SCI eligibility.

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering, physics, or a related field and at a minimum of five years’ experience. Directly relevant military training and experience will be considered, as will time spent performing relevant post-graduate research.

  • Knowledge of RF signal propagation, RF modeling and simulation or analysis and development of RF systems.

  • Knowledge of Nuclear Weapons Effects, including the physics of nuclear explosions and impacts on communications in environments from ground to space.

  • Ability to work well with people from different disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience.

  • Ability to multi-task and work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to create and deliver technical presentations.

  • Competency in Microsoft Office Suite applications (e.g., Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

These are the preferred qualifications:.

  • Experience working in Agile project management or development environments.

  • Ability to apply RF engineering techniques, principles and concepts to global scale communications architectures.

  • In-depth understanding of RF test and design, propagation, antenna design, common communication protocols, electronic attack techniques, and military operational use of communication systems.

  • Experience with weapons system survivability analyses.

  • Nuclear Command, Control and Communications (NC3), National Leadership Command Capability (NLCC) or Senior Leader Command, Control and Communications System (SLC3S) knowledge or direct experience.

  • Experience working with Nuclear C3 community stakeholders such as Air Force, Navy, NC3 Enterprise Center (NEC), USSTRATCOM, USCYBERCOM, the Joint Staff, and OSD.

Original Posting Date:


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.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $68,900.00 - $124,550.00

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:


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.