RF Systems Engineer - Radar, Radio Frequency

Job Description

BAE Systems is looking for experienced engineering professionals to join our established and rapidly expanding Space Systems Product Line. We are a premier provider of advanced high-reliability space electronics, boxes, sensors and subsystems with products that have enabled a wide variety of civil, commercial, and national security space missions for over 25 years. Additionally, we're leading the way with the development of advanced processing solutions that enable our customers to deliver new mission capabilities to address evolving challenges and threats. Our new solutions are providing the higher processing capability necessary for critical communication, navigation, surveillance and tracking, planetary exploration, weather and classified missions. Apply now to join a dedicated team designing and building innovative space solutions that will continue to lead the industry.

We are seeking RF Systems Engineers with experience in the architecture design, development and operation of space hardware and/or payloads for government and defense applications. Successful candidates will be part of our team that is developing and expanding our space payload business in support of important national defense requirements. This is a rapidly emerging growth area for the company, and seasoned engineers with the right skills will participate in the formation of this innovative and expanding product line. The position offers the opportunity to participate in a full lifecycle of program development, from CONOPS definition through deployment and product support.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 8 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 12 years work experience or equivalent experience
  • Strong background in RF concepts, digital receivers and single board processors
  • Strong background in embedded software/firmware based systems
  • Familiarity with basic communications, radar, and/or optical theory
  • Familiarity with security concepts for program/product protection
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Bachelor degree or higher in engineering or scientific field

Key Attributes:
  • Strong systems engineering mindset, able to identify and focus on key challenge and solutions, follows defined process
  • Understands and enjoys the challenges of developing systems for the space environment
  • Effective in customer engagement and concept development both in technical and non-technical settings
  • Dependable and highly motivated, creative problem solver
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-site environment
Preferred Skills and Education

Preferred Skills and Education:
  • RF Payload Systems experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Geolocation techniques
    • End-to-end performance analyses
    • Mission signal environments, Radar / Comms
    • Payload Architectures
    • Design: Antennas/RF, IF, Analog and Digital
  • Integrated RF Payload design experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Algorithms, Probability of Intercept, Signal ID
    • Instantaneous Bandwidth, Spur Free Dynamic Range, Sensitivity
    • Post and Pre-D Processing, Channelization, Parameter Measurement
    • Interference Mitigation, Real Time Modulation Analysis
    • Space qualification of flight hardware
  • Experience with MATLAB / Simulink System Models for Radar and Comms operations
  • Familiarity in Model Based Engineering (MBE) techniques
  • Familiarity with emerging software frameworks for space payloads
  • Familiarity with space vehicles and space mission operations
  • Familiarity with ground stations and ground processing
  • Master's degree or PhD in engineering or scientific field
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering 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 and services.
The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

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