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.
- 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
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.