Sr. RF Systems Engineer in Poway, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 9/27/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Location:
    Poway, CA
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  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Our client is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems, and now is your chance to jump on board, take this opportunity and be part of an amazing team!

Right now, we are looking for a highly qualified Senior RF Systems Engineer with experience in the design and development of RF/Microwave Systems to join our Antenna and RF Systems Department team.

You will be part of a cross-functional team of Engineers engaged in the development of new, prototype RF/Microwave Systems that support Radar, Communications, SIGINT, and EW missions for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. The systems are expected to transition over time to the production of flight-qualified hardware.

Sound Interesting?  Here are some specifics:

  • Formulates plans for development, documentation, and deployment, as well as meeting various compliance, reporting, and safety standards;
  • Evaluates the integration of the engineering solution within the overall engineering environment; and ensures that appropriate documentation, testing, maintenance, and engineering updates completed;
  • Communicates with engineering professionals, solution users, and management throughout the solution development cycle, represents the company as a prime technical contact on contracts and/or projects, interacts with senior external personnel on technical matters requiring coordination between the organizations, and participates in the development of new or expansion of existing business;
  • Participate in proposal preparation and technical analysis in support of new business activities;
  • Lead or assist the project lead to manage system requirements and lead technical problem resolution across engineering disciplines during the execution of the program;
  • Provide technical support to insure work products meet requirements through fabrication and test.
  • Prepare and present status/progress reports, PDR & CDR presentations, and formal proposals to senior level personnel and customers;
  • With limited direction, this position exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives for the review, research, design, development, and/or solution to advanced technical engineering problems.

What you need to succeed (Minimum Qualifications/ Requirements):

  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; twelve or more years of experience with a bachelor’s degree, ten or more years of experience with a master’s degree, or seven or more years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
  • Demonstrates firm understanding of RF/Microwave Engineering principles, with a track record in the successful development of RF/Microwave Systems or Products.
  • Demonstrates firm understanding of Systems Engineering.
  • Demonstrates a detailed and extensive technical expertise and application of engineering principles, concepts, theory, and practice with the ability to organize, plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones with some experience in project leadership.

What will make you stand out (Preferred Qualifications/ Requirements):

  • Proficiency with RF/Microwave analysis software;
  • Proficiency with MATLAB a plus;
  • Familiarity with RF System Design, RF Board Design, and RF measurement techniques;
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain DOD security clearance. An active security clearance is desirable;
  • The ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately;
  • Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills to effectively interface with other departments, customers, government representatives, and/or professionals;
  • The capability of representing the organization as a prime technical contact;
  • The ability to provide leadership and guidance to less experienced professionals;
  • Must be customer focused; able to work on a self-initiated basis or in a team environment;
  • Able to work extended hours and travel as required.

VOLT is an Equal Opportunity Employer