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RF Front End Engineer




Full Time

On Site


Miami, Florida, United States


Job Description:

The Electronic Warfare Division has an opening for a RF Front End Engineer with Project Management responsibilities.

This is a technical engineering position to develop RF front ends for new laboratory-based seekers to prove out concepts for future advanced high speed weapons systems for the US Air Force. You will 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 an experienced RF Front End engineer who can design, develop, and test RF software to prove out multifunction radio capabilities for future weapons systems. Candidates that have the skills and experience to support this effort should apply.

Preferred candidates will have experience in overall RF seeker system design and architecting. We are seeking candidates with experience in modeling RF components such as: power amplifiers, limiters, filters, attenuators, oscillators, mixers, etc. Preferred candidates will have experience in assembling these components into transmitters and receivers and will also have laboratory and/or field testing experience with RF systems. To excel in this role, you will have prior experience with military radar systems and/or experience in architecting such systems. Candidates with related and transferable skills will be considered.

The opportunity also has potential to grow into a Program Management role for future efforts.

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 system architecting and testing and development of RF systems.

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

Communication Skills: Successful candidates should be able to effectively communicate with Leidos and Government RF engineers, as well as 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 to include monthly and annual reports detailing technical progress of the team as well as reporting on expenditures.

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

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

  • Experience in RF front end modeling and simulation.

  • Experience with the design and development and modeling of military radars.

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

  • Prior experience in the design of airborne RF seekers

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

  • Prior experience in program management of $1M class programs

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


Electronic Warfare

Pay Range:Pay Range $74,750.00 - $115,000.00 - $155,250.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.