FAST Labs™ Sr Principal RF Systems Engineer

Job Description
BAE Systems FAST Labs™ is seeking an RF Systems Engineer to work in our Lexington, MA; Burlington, MA; or Merrimack, NH locations.

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Through research programs funded by science and technology R&D organizations within the U.S. Department of Defense, the research and development team in FAST Labs™ collaborate across the enterprise. On this team, you'll have the opportunity to create and develop advanced technology capabilities in the areas of advanced electronics, autonomy, cyber, electronic warfare, and sensors and processing. Many engineers at FAST Labs™ have made significant contributions to projects for the nation's most prestigious research organizations including DARPA, Army Research Labs, NRL, and Air Force Research Labs. We are seeking an individual with demonstrated leadership skills working with multi-functional teams in a fast-paced DARPA environment.

Specific responsibilities include:
• Create novel approaches to engineering problems
• Develop and analyze complex systems solutions
• Act independently to uncover and resolve issues associated with long-range goals and objectives
• Drive high standards of performance through cooperation and teamwork
• Mentor and develop future subject matter experts and project technical leads

Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 10 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education
• An active US Secret clearance, and Top Secret eligibility is required
• Designing RF receive and transmit architectures (e.g. filter, LNA, ADC, DAC, LO, HPA, Digital Receiver specifications and selection)
• Link budget analyses and RF propagation models
• Ability to determine RFFE/RFIC performance and noise sources, e.g. NF, spurs, P1dB, etc.
• RF Systems applications to Comms, Radar, EW, ESM, SIGINT, etc. domains
• Experience with Software Defined Radio (SDR) architectures and systems

Preferred Skills and Education
• Antenna apertures and arrays - antenna patterns, polarization, AESA and PESA phased arrays
• Experience with digital receiver architecture and digital signal processing techniques
• Deriving dynamic range, phase coherency, scan scheduling, and delay memory requirements
• Experience with US Department of Defense product development
• An active US Top Secret clearance, and SCI eligibility

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems Electronic Systems is the global innovator behind 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.

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