RW252 - Principal Hardware Engineer - WR in Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 10/17/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Principal Hardware Engineer

Location: Vandenberg AFB, CA 

Employment Type: Temp to Hire (6 months)

Clearance Requirements: Must have, or be able to obtain, a DoD Secret Security Clearance, which includes U.S. citizenship or U.S. naturalization


Essential Functions

  • Perform engineering functions to design, develop, modify, integrate and test new subsystems.  Lead an engineering team with the technical aspects of a project and the supporting multi-disciplined project team.
  • Research, design, develop, and execute complex new capabilities used by tracking radars.
  • Perform complex system modeling, simulation, and analysis to provide the most appropriate technical solution.
  • Plan, conduct, and assist the project manager in the execution of engineering projects.
  • Coordinate the efforts of technical support personnel for assigned projects.
  • Analyze, develop, recommend and implement approaches to meet customer requirements.
  • Serve as an interface for project information to internal management and the customers
  • Provides leadership and work guidance to less experienced personnel.
  • Provides expertise to requests for engineering assistance to restore operational systems.

Required Skills

  • Good interpersonal skills to interact with internal and external support personnel and to provide guidance to less experienced engineers
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to balance, plan, prioritize, and execute projects
  • Strong communication skills, both orally and written
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team

Required Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering (or other technical major in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) with five or more years’ relevant experience.
  • Experience working with RF to include local oscillators, doublers, mixers and attenuators.
  • Working knowledge of monopulse radar tracking systems and/or shipboard radar systems a plus.
  • Experience working with high power tube and solid state RF amplifiers.
  • Experience with C-band pulsed Doppler tracking and wideband coherent imaging systems desired.
  • Familiar with legacy range radars types (AN/FPQ-6, AN/FPQ-14, AN/FPS-16, etc.) desired.
  • Working knowledge of antennas and antenna tracking systems.
  • Experience with digital interface design to include familiarization with interface modules, cable/wire types and connector systems.
  • Experience with hardware systems integration and testing.
  • Experience providing inputs for engineering project proposals within defined time constraints.
  • Proficient in use of specialized test equipment including but not limited to VOMs, spectrum analyzers and oscilloscopes.
  • Proficient in technical writing for development of technical reports, White Papers, and other technical support documentation.
  • Experience with computer systems including single-board (SBCs), servers, and workstations.
  • Familiarization with the Linux and Windows Operating systemsB
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical issues verbally and through written media such as graphical slides and verbal presentations to management and customers.
  • Proficient with M/S Office tool suite and CAD software.
  • Ability to read and create wire diagrams, schematics and mechanical drawings.
  • Proficient in use of specialized test equipment including but not limited to VOMs, spectrum analyzers and oscilloscopes.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer