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Radar Systems Engineer with Electronic Warfare in Richardson, TX at Volt

Date Posted: 12/4/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Duration:
  • Date Posted:
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  • Pay Rate
    $120000.0 - $250000.0/Year
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

We are seeking an experienced RF System Architect to develop complex radar and electronic warfare (EW) systems. 

In this role you will lead design engineering teams and collaborate with marketing and R&D departments to assess the company’s products as well as competitors' upcoming product offerings, analyze new technologies and anticipated needs, and develop new RF systems to satisfy customer requirements. 

  • Create radar and EW systems which utilize active electronically scanned array (AESA), phased array and integrated T/R modules.
  • Develop and deliver technical presentations.
  • Participate in technical meetings and industry conferences; maintain and enhance knowledge of emerging technologies. 
  • Meet with customers to gain a better understanding of their future needs, discuss and recommend technologies, and develop and propose suitable solutions. 
  • Collaborate with marketing and engineering departments, as well as industry partners, to identify and promote advantages of new product offerings.  Contribute toward development of standards.
  • Support proposal activities.


  • MSEE (minimum), or PhD in EE (preferred).
  • Experience architecting radar and EW hardware systems in the defense/aerospace industry.
  • Knowledge of RF, microwave, and mmwave radar, EW, comm, sensor, and ordnance systems.
  • Understanding of AESA and phased array radar systems for defense and commercial applications.
  • Knowledgeable of RF/Microwave components and component specifications. 
  • Strong working knowledge of system simulation tools (such as MATLAB, ADS, AWR, VSS and SystemVue); ability to perform detailed radar systems analysis and calculations.
  • Understanding of subsystem hardware design: use of compound semiconductor devices to transmit and receive, analog and digital beamforming, phased array antenna design, advanced and developing technologies for GaN technology as used in Radar/EW applications.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, and ability to lead and work effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Understanding of intellectual property and licensing agreements is desirable.

Knowledge/experience with the following technologies is highly desirable:  

  • High efficiency RF power amplifier design,
  • Digital linearization and pre-distortion techniques,
  • Silicon-based Baseband transceivers, DACs, ADCs, Clocking, Digital and Analog functions.
  • High capacity millimeter wave radios.

Volt is an equal opportunity employer.