• Senior Electrical Engineer (RF/Microwave)

    Posted Date 2 months ago(8/27/2019 9:35 AM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    No 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 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience


    Department of Defense  security clearance is not 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.

    Responsibilities for this Position


    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) is seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer with RF/MW experience within one or more of the following areas: Integrated Circuit (IC), Multi-Chip Module (MCM), hybrid, amplifier, filter and other electronic component technologies.  Responsibilities include oversight of design, fabrication, screening and test processes of components for use in deliverable products to NASA and other government agencies and programs.  The candidate will be involved in all aspects of the requirements development, design, fabrication, qualification, screening and testing of complex active and passive devices.


    Candidates require recent relevant technical experience, very strong communications skills and the proven ability to work closely with others in a product development environment.  The position requires occasional travel to suppliers and customer facilities. 



    • Assist design engineers with the selection of components and suppliers that meet electrical design and reliability requirements
    • Work closely with project engineers, customers, QA and Suppliers to ensure compliance to flow down requirements from customers
    • Work with suppliers to understand their product portfolios, roadmaps and capabilities to help GDMS designers, programs and the purchasing department to support new technology integration.
    • Initiate corrective and preventive actions when non-conformances are noted in GDMS products or the processes used to produce GDMS products
    • Analyze engineering design concepts of product to recommend component-level quality and methods for attaining customer-specified system-level operational requirements
    • Review new component requests and validate supplier information against requirements details
    • Lead component-level failure analysis and root cause analyses working with programs to identify corrective action and recovery plans
    • Develop parts procurement drawings, trade studies, analyses and other relevant component documentation
    • Participate in a Failure Review Board (FRB) teams as a technical expert on component design, construction and failure modes
    • Support GDMS design engineers and other professionals on multiple project teams and space and government programs
    • Support occasional travel to meet with customers and suppliers, participate in supplier quality, capability audits and internal source inspections as required



    • Broad experience and understanding of electrical engineering concepts, principles and theories with emphasis on RF and Microwave component and hardware for space applications
    • Familiar with commercial EDA software such as ADS (Keysight), Sonnet, HFSS for RF analysis  
    • Knowledgeable about RF/mW test methods, calibration and data formats 
    • Frequently contributes to the development of new designs, manufacturing methods and material sciences
    • Practical understanding of hardware design engineering processes with emphasis on manufacturability


    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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