Sr Principal RF Microwave Design Engineer

  • Design and analysis of communications systems for satellite and interplanetary applications. Familiar with analyses such as link budgets, gain/loss budgets, noise figure, linearity, spurious, etc.
  • Requirements flow-down from top-level customer document to component-level specification.
  • Cost account management for engineering portion of multi-year program, including cost and labor estimating, task scheduling and earned value tracking
  • Prepare and present design reviews for internal and external customers
  • Subcontractor management (some travel required) and manufacturing interface definition including performance specification, interface control drawing, and statement of work generation, as well as continuous technical support throughout the procurement life cycle
  • Integration and test support for the communications systems including unit-level functional and environmental testing, spacecraft level testing, and in-orbit checkout



Basic Qualifications:

BSEE with some combination of the following course work: antennas, microwave theory, satellite communications, radio-wave propagation, electromagnetics. Good understanding of communications and microwave theory. Experience with microwave component/system measurement preferred, but not required.

- Ability to work with others from engineering and non-engineering disciplines in a fast-paced team environment

- Good oral presentation skills and comfort with customer interaction. Ability to write technical documents clearly and concisely.

Active TSSCI Security Clearance


Preferred Qualifications:

MSEE preferred. Hands-on experience with microwave component/system test a strong plus.



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