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Job #: R-00000528
Location: Valparaiso, FL
Category: Electrical Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

Job Description:

Leidos currently has an exciting opportunity for a Junior Level Radio Frequency Engineer, located at Eglin Air Force Base in the beautiful Florida panhandle, home to world famous beaches and a relaxed 'salt-life' lifestyle.

The successful candidate will work with our Senior RF Engineers to design an antenna with associated feed network, model the antenna design using a high fidelity simulator, evaluate the design with real measurements, and make necessary improvements. This is a unique opportunity for a young engineer to learn from the best and to contribute to next-generation RF seeker hardware designs for critical guided weapon systems.

Incumbents will:
  • Perform radar system component technology development for imaging RF seekers on high speed guided munitions, focusing on the antennas and radomes.
  • Perform modeling and simulation to quantify antenna and radome RF propagation performance, including running a modeling and simulation tools suite to support multi-fidelity models from empirical through solution of governing differential equations.
  • Develop and perform experiments from phenomenology-level to hardware component performance.
  • Report to and coordinate with the program manager on a daily basis ensuring all objectives are met.
  • Prepare written and verbal deliverables, reports and presentations for management and customer review as required by the contract.
  • Develop the RF seeker hardware trade space and perform subsystem technology trades. Identify technology maturation areas to be developed.
  • Develop component technologies to advance the state of the art.

  • EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering plus
  • EXPERIENCE: 1 - 2 years prior relevant experience, including working knowledge of antenna theory and experience running software simulations and basic programming skills
  • KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of RF seeker hardware components including antennas, radomes, transmit/receive modules, waveguides, etc. for both gimbaled and strap down systems. Ability to apply modeling and simulation to develop seeker component models that can be integrated into a complete missile system simulation. Preference will be given for candidates with experience on supersonic weapon RF seekers including performance in a dynamic closing engagement, and for with demonstrated experience in low-cost munition seekers. Preference will be given to those with experience with innovative antenna and radome designs.
  • SKILLS: Dependability, initiative, and ability to solve problems both as part of a team and as an individual performer is a must. Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to work in a collaborative, fast paced, team environment.
  • CLEARANCE: Must be a U.S. citizen with an active SECRET security clearance.
  • TRAVEL: Must be able to attend technical reviews and professional conferences as needed, estimated

Desired Qualifications:

A graduate degree in engineering. Coursework in electromagnetics, antenna design, or RF scattering. Experience in Matlab, Simulink and/or antenna modeling software. Practical experience with RF hardware such as antennas and waveguides. Experience with antenna near field and far field ranges.

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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