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RF Engineer


Applications Engineer


Ridgecrest, California, United States


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The National Security Sector at Leidos has an opening for a RF Engineer to support work in our Ridgecrest, CA office. This is an exciting opportunity to use your production, manufacturing, and leadership skills to support the Navy's Aircrew Electronic Warfare Tactical Training Ranges (AEWTTR) mission. In this mission we provide engineering support for design, modification, and maintenance of ground radar and associated devices for the Navy's aircrew Electronic Warfare (EW) training capability. Our organization designs, manufactures, integrates, and provides depot level support for a wide variety of EW threat simulation systems that are part of the training infrastructure that ensures our Navy aircrews are the most effective in the world.

This position will be based in Ridgecrest, California requiring approximately 25% travel. Estimated travel is between one and two weeks at a time approximately 5 times a year to geographically disperse sites associated with the Aircrew Electronic Warfare Tactical Training Ranges (AEWTTR). These training ranges are located primarily located at Cherry Point, NC, Fallon, NV, Yuma, AZ and Pacific Beach, WA.

Primary Responsibilities

The RF Engineer supports design and development of high-performance RF integrated radar simulators. The RF Engineer works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors employed in open-air radar simulators. The incumbent normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work, and general instructions on new or more complex assignments. The RF Engineer designs power amplifier matching networks using non-linear models. The RF Engineer develops functional specifications for RF power amplifiers, integrated microwave assemblies, antennas, waveguides, and pedestals. The RF Engineer is responsible for the detailed design and schematic capture of the electronic circuits. The RF Engineer ensures that PCB and/or MIC layout design meets design requirements. The RF Engineer develops, executes and reports on design verification tests and prototype tests. The RF Engineer provides support and guidance for the development of automated methods for sub-system testing. The RF Engineer is responsible for the release of the engineering design package to the production configuration management system. The RF Engineer selects methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. The RF Engineer networks with senior internal and external personnel in own area of expertise. The RF Engineer is part of a high-performance engineering team, working on complex multifunction RF assemblies predominantly for open-air radar simulators. The RF Engineer leverages emerging technologies in conjunction with proven concepts to evolve and modernize radar simulators including highly mobile, open and closed loop, man in the loop, remotely operated, open architecture, modular designs. The RF Engineer provides technical support for DOD Tactical Training Ranges in a broad capacity including problematic system repairs, system upgrades and modernization (to address obsolescence), and integration/installation support for various Range instrumentation systems.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or related field with 5 or more years' of related experience.
  • Must have a DoD Secret security clearance or the ability to obtain a Secret security clearance.
  • Experience in RF and Microwave Circuit and System Design.
  • Proven ability to work in a flexible team environment and deliver timely, high-quality results.
  • Must be proficiency with Microsoft Office products.
  • U.S. Citizenship required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active Secret security clearance
  • Master's Degree in Engineering

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.