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Senior RF Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2404725
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: May 6, 2024
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description

Description

Seeking a Senior RF Systems Engineer with experience focused on antennas and FISINT or ELINT Technical Collection Systems to join our team of technical and business experts providing operational and mission support to a SI/SETA mission for a classified customer in Northern, Virginia.

 The ideal candidates will possess experience in Radio Frequency (RF) systems far field and near-field antenna testing, FISINT or ELINT Technical Collection Systems. They will possess strong communications and interpersonal skills, be a self-starter who will take initiative for helping manage key parts of complex technical developments and possess a desire and ability to work on multiple fast-paced projects.

 Our unique team of technical and business disciplines provide operational support for Systems Engineering/Integration, Mission Planning, and Business Operations to multiple functional mission areas. The team is responsible for technical design, operations, and mission planning and business operations for the full life cycle of customer specific operations (from concept through development and installation/O&M).

 The Senior RF Systems Engineer will be responsible for the following but not limited to:

  • Perform cascade analysis of RF parameter such as noise future and third order intercept point (IP3).
  • Create and maintain RF Link budgets.
  • Analyze and assess various RF systems performance.
  • Develop system requirements.
  • Implementation and promulgation of SE processes and best practices.
  • Evaluating Technical designs and system test plans.
  • Providing technical feedback on designs.
  • Supporting recurring program reviews.
  • Evaluating engineering control gate entry/exit readiness. 

** While this role will accomplish most tasks On-site, Monday to Friday, Minimum TDY travel (<10%) or more is expected to CONUS Government Facilities and will be directed by the customer. No OCONUS travel is expected but available in some cases**

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • An Active/current TS/SCI with an active Polygraph.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science, technical, or related technical field and 12+ years of relevant experience; master’s degree and 10+ years of relevant experience; PhD and seven (7+) years of relevant experience.
  • Experienced in far field and near-field antenna testing.
  • Experience with engineering acceptance testing, integration, verification, and validation activities for complex systems.
  • Firm understanding of how customer needs drive RF system requirements and be able to use those to derive RF system component level requirements (antenna gain, noise figure, etc).
  • Experience creating and maintaining RF Link budgets.
  • Experience analyzing and assessing various RF systems performance.
  • Experienced in analysis, design, and testing of reflector antennas, phased arrays, and ultra-wide-band antennas.
  • Performed cascade analysis of RF parameter such as noise future and third order intercept point (IP3).
  • Knowledge/Experience related to antenna/feed design, modeling, and testing.
  • Willingness and ability to do domestic TDY’s, (approx. 1 X every 6 weeks). to contractor sites as needed. No OCONUS travel is expected but is available in some cases.

Desired Qualifications:Master’s degree or higher in an engineering, science, or technical discipline and 15+ years of experience.

  • Certification in Project Management (PMP) for Systems Engineering.
  • Experience with scripting languages (MATLAB and Python).
  • Experience with Linux.
  • Previous experience with technical collection systems in the Intelligence Community (IC).
  • Previous experience with FISINT or ELINT Systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Customer's processes and procedures to minimize the learning curve for project/task navigation.
  • Demonstrated effective client management skills to include experience managing across offices and organizations.

SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.

Overview

SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator focused on advancing the power of technology and innovation to serve and protect our world. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in mission IT, enterprise IT, engineering services and professional services. We integrate emerging technology, rapidly and securely, into mission critical operations that modernize and enable critical national imperatives.

We are approximately 24,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.4 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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