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BAE Systems

Senior Principal Engineer - RF Hardware (Hybrid) (81592BR)




Full Time


San Diego, California, United States

Job Description Conducts research, design, development, and testing with signal processing on RF hardware. Develop and implement RF Signal processing algorithms within mission domains (EW, communications, navigation) using simulation tools MATLAB and Simulink; review vendor capabilities to support product specifications and development; works on complex scope of RF project.

Because this role involves a combination of collaborative/in-person and independent work, it will take the form of a hybrid work format, with time split between working onsite and remotely.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Eight (8) years of RF engineering experience in design and development of broadband integrated RF assemblies, including the testing and measurement of components and integrated devices with knowledge of tuning, troubleshooting and modeling design circuitry.
  • 4+ years’ experience in radar signal processing
  • Ability to design algorithms to produce RF measurements from sampled analogue signals
  • Knowledge of RF signal processing techniques, experience developing advanced mathematical algorithms, analytic techniques and computer simulations
  • Proficient in Matlab, Simulink, C++, Python, or related programming languages
  • Calculation of system link budgets, RF chain analysis aiding in deriving system level and allocated module requirements.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE), or related field with 8+ years of relevant experience.
  • Experience translating functional requirements into specific tasks
  • Ability to obtain a secret clearance.
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Experience in designing, testing and troubleshooting RF sub-systems integrated assemblies and components, including performance evaluation with circuit analysis tools such as MATLAB and Simulink.
  • Experience developing, coding, testing and debugging complex algorithms
  • Working knowledge of measuring and understanding parameter, including but not limited to S-parameters, power measurement, noise figure, intercept point, compression point, switching speed, spurious and phase noise.
  • Defense industry experience
  • Experience in a technical lead role for development of RF products
  • Master's Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or related STEM Degree Program.
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems’ game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere – from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact – for our customers and the communities we serve. At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We’re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.