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RF Hardware Engineer


Applications Engineer


Arlington, Virginia, United States


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.

Under the mentorship of a senior engineer you would:
• 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 2 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


Electronic Warfare

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 $65,000.00 - $117,500.00

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.