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Job #: R-00059051
Location: Ridgecrest, CA
Category: Electrical Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2,000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Are you ready to make an impact?

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainable. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

Are you ready to unleash your potential?

The Radar and Electronics Warfare team at Leidos in Ridgecrest, CA is seeking a well-qualified and experienced Senior RF Engineer. This is an exciting opportunity to use your engineering skills to support the Navy's Aircrew Electronic Warfare Tactical Training Ranges (AEWTTR) mission. In this mission we provide RF engineering support for design, modification, and maintenance of ground radar and associated devices for the Navy's aircrew Electronic Warfare (EW) training capability. Our organization designs, manufactures, integrates, and provides depot level support for a wide variety of EW threat simulation systems that are part of the training infrastructure that ensures our Navy aircrews are the most effective in the world. The AEWTTR RF engineering team is responsible for designing, prototyping, and integrating radar transmitters and subsystems such as Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers (TWTA), magnetrons, solid-state amplifiers and modulators into Electronic Warfare training simulators.

Join a team committed to a mission!

Leidos Defense Group provides a diverse portfolio of systems, solutions, and services covering land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace for customers worldwide. Solutions for Defense include enterprise and mission IT, large-scale intelligence systems, command and control, geospatial and data analytics, cybersecurity, logistics, training, and intelligence analysis and operations support. Our team is solving the world’s toughest security challenges for customers with “can’t fail” missions. To explore and learn more, click here!

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Responsibilities – What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Leads the team in the design and development of RF circuitry used in high frequency and microwave applications, including receivers, transmitters, antenna, servos, displays and frequency synthesizers.

  • Prepares test methods and specifications; analyzes and tests RF hardware to verify performance characteristics. 

  • Provides input to product development for formal documentation and supports manufacturing during the deliverable assembly and test phase.  In addition, develops RF System/Subsystem Architectures consisting of antennas, transmitters, receivers, low-noise amplifiers, RF conversion elements and transmission line equipment. 

  • Develops and allocates RF system and subsystem functional and performance requirements.  Identifies and tracks RF technical performance measurements. 

  • Supports Life Cycle Costs, reliability, availability and maintainability analysis.

  • Leads the team in concept, design, modification, and maintenance of electronic devices, project management, systems integration, configuration management, overhaul, and technical writing.

  • Provide project support as assigned, to include engineering, design, fabrication, cost analysis, procurement, installation, configuration change, development, documentation, surveying, and integration of approved projects.

  • Provide new requirements support as assigned, to include engineering and/or integration of system modifications, range reconfigurations, and range infrastructure. These activities are further defined as those relative to Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs), SEPs, and Software Test Reports (STRs), and the planning, proposal, and implementation of modifications, improvements and upgrades.

  • Provide support to the Configuration Management (CM) program to ensure that applicable CM standards are adhered to.

  • Support capture of domestic and international new business opportunities as part of a proposal team.

  • Participates in the generation of Project Proposals and associated Cost Estimates for new Projects in response to Government Requests for Proposals (RFPs).

Required Experience, Skills, and Education – To Land This Gig You’ll Need:

Requires a BS degree and 8+ years relevant experience or a Masters with 6+ years of relevant experience with the following:

  • Experience Radar Systems and theory, 10 years minimum. 

  • Radar Transmitters such as TWTA, Magnetron, Solid State Amplifiers, or Solid State Modulators. High Voltage Power Supplies that incorporate solid state switching. 

  • Radar Receivers, RF down converters, and associated controls of a digital receiver processing. 

  • Microwave Waveguide subsystems for radar and Antennas. 

  • Mono-pulse or phased array radar antennas and fit antenna interfaces.

  • Antenna Pedestals and pedestal controls, target tracking and servo systems and servo loops. 

  • Ethernet and Serial Data interface of system components.

  • Camera Subsystems.

  • GPS position, heading and timing subsystems.

  • PC interfaces of radar controls in USB formats.

  • Microsoft Windows environment.

  • Strong written and oral skills.

  • Possess a valid state driver's license.

Preferred Experience, Skills, and Education – Favorable if you have:

  • Experience with AN/GPQ-11 ground radar systems.

  • Experience with US Military or Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) radar systems.

  • Understanding military technical requirements and engineering processes.

  • Portable AC generators.

  • Works well with a team, customers, subcontractors, manufacturers and vendors that supply subsystems, components and parts.

  • Communications (multiplexer, equipment, VHF, UHF, Microwave, fiber-optic.

  • Computer Aided Design (CAD).

  • Experience working with TCTS/TACTS/ACMI/MDS/EW environment.

Clearance Required:

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.

Pay Range:

COVID Response

Effective October 1, in order to enter Leidos facilities in the US and to attend Leidos business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry.  Effective December 8, all Leidos employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

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, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021.  For more information, visit

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