Senior Antenna (Survivability and Strike) RF Design Engineer

Boulder, CO 80301

Posted: 05/23/2019 Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 12829

Blackstone Technology Group, an award-winning technology consulting and staffing firm, is seeking an experienced Antenna (Survivability and Strike) RF Engineer to join its client' s team in Boulder, Colorado,  for a full time, permanent opportunity. This is an excellent work environment with competitive compensation and benefits package + retirement

Senior Antenna (Survivability and Strike) RF Design Engineer

This senior position will have stealth or low-observable (LO) antenna and RF design engineering as its area of specialization.

Responsibilities:
  • Antenna and antenna-related RF component design and development along with new business support; typically supporting more than one program at a time.
  • Antenna requirement evaluation, initial concept trade-off and development, in-house and customer presentations, travel, and technical proposal writing and cost/schedule estimating.
  • Be responsible for the hands-on design and realization of state-of-the-art LO antennas and RF components.
  • Applies extensive technical expertise, and has full knowledge of other related disciplines.
  • Mentor and guide more junior engineers and technicians in the design, build, and test phases of projects and programs.
  • Guides the successful completion of major programs and may function in a project leadership role.
  • Work is performed without appreciable direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment.
  • Develops technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity.
  • Represents the organization as the prime technical contact on contracts and projects. Interacts with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations.
  • Interface effectively with people at all levels and from diverse areas, seek out responsibilities and opportunities to contribute, regularly meets with customers, provide leadership to groups and teams and guidance to less experienced employees.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units, and the rest of the company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.

Requirements:
  • BS degree or higher in Electrical Engineering or a related technical field is required, plus 8 or more years of related experience.
  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master’ s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
  • In addition to the typical educational and experience requirements, a demonstrated capability to adequately perform the essential functions and responsibilities of the position and exhibit the skills and competencies of the grade level should be considered.
  • Requires full competency in core RF engineering and antenna theory and skills and potentially stronger specializations in a specific RF-related field.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Makes presentations and may lead group discussions.
  • Experience and skills to effectively contribute to successful producibility of designs and to cost, budget, and schedule control.
  • Experience with design of antennas and RF components (frequency-selective surfaces (FSS), radomes, power dividers, couplers, transitions, etc.).
  • Analytical design experience using software and simulation tools such as AWR Microwave Office/Agilent ADS, CST, FEKO, HFSS, and SENTRI.
  • Experience and proficiency in programming, data manipulation, and data visualization in MATLAB.
  • RCS design, prediction, and measurement experience preferred. This includes analysis and simulation experience as well as measurement experience.
  • Must be able to create effective test plans; schedule and execute measurements at internal and external facilities; perform measurement analysis and troubleshooting; process measurement data using such tools such as Knowbell, DataPro, and Saber; and summarize performance using conventional figures of merit for LO antennas (RCS, Gain, VSWR, etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability to apply significant technical expertise in RF engineering and to leverage knowledge of other related disciplines.
  • Current security clearance is preferred.
 
Security Clearance:
 
Successful applicant for this position must be eligible to obtain a DoD clearance. A current DoD clearance is not required to be eligible for this position, however the successful applicant will be required to obtain a DoD clearance within a reasonable time after the offer is extended and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance. * US Citizenship is Required

Blackstone Staffing Services is a division of Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and solutions firm that implements digital transformation solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone’ s global staff augmentation practice was founded in 1998. Blackstone Staffing Services has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in IT staffing and place both technical and creative talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

 

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