• Senior RF/Microwave Design Engineer - Space Hardware

    Posted Date 3 months ago(12/6/2018 11:59 AM)
    Job Location
    USA-CA-El Segundo
    Required Clearance
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience

    Responsibilities for this Position

    GDMS has an immediate opening for an Senior Radio Frequency (RF) / Microwave Design Engineer.  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.  GDMS 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 design, development, test, and support of wide band, high dynamic range, low noise, space-based receivers and transmitters. The candidate must be a senior-level design engineer with broad experience in RF and microwave design. The candidate is responsible for end-to-end system analysis and detailed circuit design of modules and hybrids from receive antenna to analog-to-digital converter (ADC) or digital-to-analog converter (DAC) to transmit antenna.  Signal intelligence experience is preferred.


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

    • Strong RF/Microwave module and circuit design experience specifying, implementing and optimizing circuitry that includes low noise amplifiers, power amplifiers, mixers, filters, phase locked loops, RF switches, analog or step attenuators, and baseband analog circuits.  Frequency range experience from baseband to 18GHz required, baseband to 67GHz desired.
    • Experience performing cascade analysis of RF/Microwave modules and systems to predict gain, multi-tone intermodulation, noise, and power
    • Experience performing frequency planning, spurious analysis and phase noise analysis
    • Experience with RF/Microwave design tools such as Agilent ADS, Genesys, Spectrasys, and HFSS
    • Must be proficient in the use of RF lab test equipment including Network Analyzer, Spectrum Analyzer, RF Signal Generator, Power Meter, and Oscilloscope
    • Proven experience in RF test development and debug
    • Understanding of the intricacies of board and ceramic substrate layout issues for high frequency design 

      Additional Responsibilities

    • Exercise creative thinking and ideation to advance our business performance.
    • Deliver innovative, flexible, integrated solutions to meet customers changing business needs.
    • Support and engage in programs, projects and practices behind the GDMS culture and strategy, and comply with all policies and procedures.
    • Follow industry and department trends and developments to ensure GDMS services are consistent with, and/or superior to, industry best practices.


    Department of Defense TS/SCI security clearance is required within 24 months 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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