RF Hardware Engineer


The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, is located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking an RF Hardware Engineer.

Job Summary:

Develop novel communications hardware, software and devices for intelligence community.

Duties (Listed in order of importance with the estimated amount of time spent at each task):

1. Design, develop, and test RF transmitter and receiver hardware and software, through board-level integration of RF components and embedded processors. (50%)

2. Support evaluation of prototype devices through bench and field testing. (20%)

3. Design, develop, and test special purpose antennas using full-wave and/or quasi-static simulation tools. (10%)

4. Develop and document formal and informal requirements and specifications from written high-level specifications to support development and testing. Develop test plans and write test cases to verify correct operations against the requirements. (10%)

5. Document work in formal technical reports and informal memoranda. Present work to sponsors and the technical community. (10%)

Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.
Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's or Master's degree in electrical engineering, physics, or equivalent. Strong oral and written communication skills. Good organizational skills. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and demonstrated ability to work as part of a multi-organizational team.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience in Microwave/RF and analog circuit design. Familiarity with microcontroller coding and development. Familiarity with circuit and electromagnetic design software, such as SPICE, ADS, and HFSS. Familiarity with board layout tools such as Altium, Eagle, or Mentor. Willingness to work on quick-reaction projects in support of the sponsor's
operational requirements.

Special Working Conditions: Limited travel required. Must be eligible for DOD clearance requiring background investigation and /or CI polygraph.
Preference for SSBI.

Security: Applicant selected will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.

Benefits: APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at www.jhuapl.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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