RF/Microwave Systems Architect - Space Transmitter/Receiver Hardware

8 months ago
Required Clearance
Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
GDMS - Legacy GDC4S Rate Structure

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience

Responsibilities for this Position


GDMS has an immediate opening for a Radio Frequency (RF)/Microwave Systems Architect for Space Transmitter/Receiver Hardware.  This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


Candidates must demonstrate a passion for innovation, a sophisticated understanding of electronic equipment and systems, and the ability to further advance GDMS technology.  This position requires the conception, design, development, and support of space-flight qualified receivers and transmitters. The candidate must be a RF/Microwave systems architect who possesses a strong background in circuit design and analysis. Responsibilities include architecture and detailed design and performance prediction of wide bandwidth, high dynamic range, low noise receivers and transmitters, modeled using Agilent ADS, Genesys, or other simulation tools. Signal intelligence experience is preferred. 


Candidates must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Previous hardware design experience for frequencies up to 30GHz required, preferred experience up to 90GHz
  • Deep understanding of mixers, amplifiers, tuners, filters, Microwave/Millimeter-Wave Monolithic Integrated Circuit devices, Multi-Chip Modules, and high frequency packaging
  • Cascade analysis of RF/Microwave modules and systems to predict gain, IP2/IP3, noise, and power
  • Frequency converter spurious analysis
  • Phase noise analysis
  • Application of Analog-to-Digital Converter/Digital-to-Analog Converter devices
  • Experience with Agilent ADS, Genesys or other simulation tools
  • Experience with HFSS, Momentum, or other electromagnetic simulators
  • Experience with MATLAB
  • Experience with worst case analysis, space-flight qualification and design constraints

Department of Defense TS/SCI security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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