Principal Systems Engineer

Title Systems Engineer - Principal

Location PA 

Client  is seeking a Principal RF Systems Engineer whose role will apply broad technical knowledge and skills in various scientific/technical disciplines to the analysis, planning, and development of major subsystems and small-scale systems. Systems are primarily in the RF Electronic Warfare (EW) business area that includes Radar Warning (RW), Situational Awareness, Interferometry/Direction Finding (DF), Electronic Attack (EA), as well as Self-Protect RF Counter Measures (RFCM) including on-/off-board systems. The Engineer must have an ability to create designs, perform simulations and/or generate circuit analysis for system level requirements as well as RF components based on performance spec, schedule, cost, reliability, and manufacturability requirements. The Systems Engineer provides in-depth technical insight to ensure that designs achieve "best value" goals of meeting performance and life cycle requirements within allocated budget and schedule constraints.

Functions of this role will include:
  • Design/develop/simulate/analyze component tech for transmitters, receivers, and converters applied to radar, communications, and ECM/ECCM sub-systems
  • Design/allocate functional elements of a system; RF/antenna, digital, I/O, SW, ME
  • Generate RF cascades for design/analysis of full sub-system performance
  • Deliver/define top-level architectures and design concept tradeoffs for a variety of technology solutions including new business capture
  • Decompose system requirements into sub-system and component level requirements, allocate to appropriate discipline, generate/review written specifications
  • Generate system block diagrams, interconnection drawings (ICDs), and assembly outline drawings
  • Perform work planning, budget/schedule management, and identify technical deliverables for System Engineering section of proposals
  • Participate in Government/Industry sponsored activities; industry-days, CONOP exercises, technical interchanges
  • Propose technical solutions and define potential impacts on cost, schedule and programmatic risk
  • Demonstrate ability to identify best-of-breed capabilities which could potentially deliver value to the end user
  • Recommend, plan, lead, review, and identify risks for R&D efforts
  • Develop new solutions to be employed in solving technical issues
Minimum Requirements:
  • B.S. Engineering or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) with 8+ years of technical work experience
  • Working experience with RF receivers, transmitters and/or filtering designs; knowledge of modulation techniques; antennas; correlation; or signal processing
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills to interface with key internal and external customers, i.e., executives, military officers, government officials, etc.
  • Exceptional degree of ingenuity, creativity and resourcefulness to design and deliver highly advanced solutions
  • US Citizenship: selected applicant will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified information
Desired Skills:
  • Knowledge of complex hardware systems and interfaces
  • Broadband (Octave to Decade) antenna or amplifier integration experience
  • Experience as a system architect for product development that may include: design, specifications, and test for radar, communication, and/or EW systems
  • Integration & validation experience including test and sell off of systems
  • Experience with control interfaces, FPGAs, high-power RF, active electronically scanned arrays (AESAs), or electromagnetic interference mitigation
  • Systems modeling with MATLAB or equivalent tools, DOORS requirements management tools, risk management tools, simulation tools (AWR, ADS)
  • Familiarity with Military Handbooks and Standards
  • Involvement in industry consortia relevant to the job requirements/industry
  • Proven ability to lead people to resolve technical problems
  • Master’s Engineer degree in Electrical Engineering, Systems, or Physics




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