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Senior RF Research Engineer

Birmingham, AL 35211

Posted: 05/15/2024 Employment Type: Direct Industry: Engineering Job Number: 84882

Job Description

The goal of this position is to provide expertise in RF Engineering for research and technology development. Ideal candidates will be subject matter experts in all RF technologies with laboratory/field and integration experience as well as a strong background in theory, design and simulation tools.  The role will also involve helping to coordinate a team of engineers with mechanical, electrical, and software tasks. This position requires onsite work in Alabama.

Key Responsibilities
  • Research and Development Responsibilities: 
    • Apply knowledge of the field to new science and technology and work to find creative solutions to hard problems. 
    • Able to perform experimental calibrations and test using a diverse set of waveforms.
  • Project Coordination and Logistics Responsibilities: 
    • Interface with the engineering teams weekly and coordinate design, development, integration, and testing activities to meet schedule and budget.  
  • Engineering Design Responsibilities: 
    • Manage design requirements and explore tradeoffs in collaboration with electrical, software, mechanical engineers.
  • RF Expertise Responsibilities: 
    • Be a trusted source of information for key decision making around RF design and testing, ranging from waveguide to link budgets to antennas to schematics to integration.
  • Analog and Digital Design Responsibilities: 
    • Maintain understanding of modern methods for interfacing between analog and digital RF domains.
  • Laboratory Responsibilities:
    • Able to probe and diagnose RF systems from top to bottom using benchtop equipment such as signal generators, spectrum analyzers, network analyzer or oscilloscopes, and power meters.
    • Possess the ability to analyze and interpret waveforms and time series.
    • Able to process data using statistical tools, fitting algorithms, etc. 

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications
  • U.S. Citizen with ability to obtain DOD/IC Security Clearance
    • Due to the nature of our research and the necessity to obtain security clearance, the Engineering division is only permitted to consider and hire U.S. Citizens for this position.  Permanent Residents and Visa-holders are not eligible for employment.
  • Masters or PhD in Electrical Engineering or related field with 5 to 8 years' DoD experience.
  • Demonstrated project management experience 1-2 years.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Expertise in RF communications principles and waveforms such as BPSK, QPSK, and FSK.
  • Experience with RF over fiber (RFoF) systems.
  • Willing to travel within the Continental United States (CONUS).
  • Willing to relocate to Alabama.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD in Electrical Engineering or Physics
  • Experience with MATLAB and LabView
  • Digital and/or analog electrical hardware design
  • Experience modeling/simulating RF architectures
  • Strong mathematical/analytical problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work well with others in a dynamic environment.
  • Self-motivated to continually expand knowledge and skills related to this position.  

Salary Range DOE: $160-$200K + benefits
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