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SR RF Hardware Engineer


Applications Engineer


Huntsville, Alabama, United States


Leidos Defense Systems is seeking an SR RF Hardware Engineer to join a talented team within the RF/EW Threat System Development Department. The department’s goals include developing radar threat system evaluations, models, HWIL test assets, and test range assets. The department performs radio frequency (RF) design, custom hardware builds, algorithm development, and analysis across a variety of both research and development and operational tasks.

Primary Responsibilities

The candidate will help evaluate, select, integrate, and test commercial off the shelf (COTS) parts for forming radar application test assets. The ideal candidate will have an interest in supporting the full product life cycle from concept through prototype to production.


  • Candidate will possess a Bachelor's Degree from an ABET accredited institute in Electrical Engineering or an equivalent applicable technical degree
  • Candidate will have 4+ years of relevant work history or 2+ years with applicable MS degree.
  • Candidate will have 2+ Years of prior work with RF electronics.
  • Candidate must have a strong background in system-level design.
  • Candidate must have a basic understanding of radar applications.
  • Candidate should have design experience working in bands from UHF to Ka
  • Candidate must have experience working with lab test equipment such as spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, oscilloscopes, etc.
  • Candidate must understand fundamentals of antenna theory (types, designs, beam patterns, etc.)
  • Candidate must possess a secret clearance.

Desired Skills:

  • Preference will be given to candidates who possess one or more of the following qualifications:
  • Experience integrating RF systems.
  • Experience with testing, operating, troubleshooting, and maintaining complex RF systems.
  • Experience developing RF Hardware design plans.

Security Requirements:

Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (as well as maintain) a Final Secret Clearance.

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 $81,250.00 - $146,875.00

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.