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Job #: R-00052776
Location: Eglin Air Force Base, FL
Category: Electrical Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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Job Description:

The Electronic Warfare Division has an opening for a RF Engineer.

This is a technical engineering position to develop RF front ends and new seekers for advanced high speed weapons systems for the US Air Force.   Work directly with the organizations developing the most advanced weapons systems in the world and provide valuable input to the development of new seeker systems.   The Aerophysics group operates in a small team environment where individual creativity is rewarded and continuous learning is the norm.  The Destin-Fort Walton Beach-Niceville area is home to world famous beaches and a relaxed ‘salt-life’ lifestyle.

The seekers team operates in a relaxed self-directed mode of operation where individuals are expected to work in small teams to solve challenging problems.  Current needs include RF antenna designs for conformal and multi-frequency applications, RF front ends, and algorithms that can enable high speed strike missions to include target acquisition and providing terminal guidance information.  The team is also developing software defined RF Front Ends that provide multifunction radio capabilities for future weapons systems.  Candidates that have the skills and experience to support these missions are needed.

Preferred candidates will have experience with HFSS, CREATE-RF or other RF simulation tools.  Candidates that have experience in overall RF seeker system design and architecting are desired.  Candidates with additional experience in programming FPGAs to produce RF transmit and receive devices are preferred.   Prior experience in RF seeker related algorithms such as Kalman filtering, beam sharpening, SAR image formation, etc. is desired.  To excel in this role, you will have prior experience with military radar systems.  Candidates with related and transferable skills will be considered.


Clearance:  Must be a U.S. Citizen with active Secret clearance.  

Experience Level:   Leidos will consider candidates at multiple experience levels with strong preference provided to those with demonstrated experience in the engineering skills related to RF modeling, RF system architecting, RF Testing, FPGA based development of RF systems.

Education:   Degree in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent Engineering or Science discipline and at least 4 years of experience .

Communication Skills:  Successful candidates should be able to effectively communicate with Leidos aerodynamics, airframe, and guidance and control personnel, and interact daily with customers, team members and end users.   Must be able to lead or support design reviews and be able to effectively document and present design decisions. Must develop a clear understanding of customer goals and objectives and shape work activities to satisfy them.   Must present both verbal and written status on a regular basis.     

Required Skills:  Demonstrated recent and relevant experience with one or more of the following disciplines is required: 

  • Experience utilizing of RF simulation codes HFSS, CREATE-RF, or similar.

  • Experience in RF front end design.

  • Experience in the acquisition of and programming of FPGAs.

  • Experience with the design and development of military radars.

Desired Skills: Preferred candidates will in addition have recent and relevant skills with the following:

  • Experienced user of HFSS.

  • Prior experience in the design of airborne RF seekers

  • Prior experience in the design of FPGA based systems for RF seekers

  • Prior experience in develop algorithms for RF seekers to include Kalman filtering, track loops, SAR image formation, beam sharpening.

  • Programming experience using Matlab, Python, Fortran, or C++

TRAVEL:  Attend technical reviews and professional conferences, estimated < 10%.

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External Referral Bonus $:

Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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