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Chief RF Systems Engineer


Systems Engineer


Huntsville, Alabama, United States


Leidos Defense Systems is seeking a Chief RF System’s Engineer to join a talented team of engineers and scientists within the RF & Intelligence Solutions Department. The department’s goals include comprehension, exploiting, and evaluating foreign threats. 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. The candidate selected for this position will support projects for the DoD, Intelligence Community, and other Prime contractors.

Primary Responsibilities

The Chief RF Systems Engineer duties include performing systems requirements evaluation, functional studies, timeline analysis, trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition, technical management, integration, system testing, and quality assurance. The candidate will promote development of innovative approaches, solutions, and architecture development. Frequent interaction with the customer through in-process reviews, customer visits and demonstrations are part of the role.

Basic Qualifications

  • Candidate will possess a Bachelor's Degree from an ABET accredited institute in Electrical Engineering or an equivalent applicable degree
  • Candidate will have 12+ years of relevant work history.
  • Candidate will have 8+ Years of prior work with RF electronics.
  • Candidate must have a comprehensive understanding of RF transceiver system architecture and cascade analysis
  • Candidate should have design experience working in bands from UHF to Ka
  • Familiarity with software development, integration, and test and as well as requirements development and verification (modeling and simulation background a plus)
  • Materials, production, and configuration management history is needed
  • Prior work with Open Air Range integration
  • 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 be a US citizen and possess a Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preference will be given to candidates who possess one or more of the following qualifications:
  • Position requires candidates to be capable of performing in a collaborative engineering environment working closely with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Junior team mentoring is highly encouraged
  • The ideal candidate will have hands-on work in developing, documenting, and executing test processes and procedures for electronic and electromechanical products.
  • Fundamental understanding of DSP concepts (matched filtering, coherent integration, etc.)
  • Programming in at least one high-level language (MATLAB, C++, Python)
  • Experience with Linux operating systems
  • Experience working/integrating RF transceivers with FPGA-based systems.
  • Experience working with high-speed ADCs and DACs

Candidates with TS clearance are preferred but not required

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 $101,400.00 - $183,300.00

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.