Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer
- Full Time
Description: Leidos Civil Transportation and Finance Solutions Group is seeking an experienced Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer for the Geostationary Communications and Control Segment (GCCS) program located in Gaithersburg, MD. The candidate will be responsible for the RF Uplink Line Replaceable Unit (RFU LRU) depot, developing and implementing test procedures for the RFU LRUs and performing an annual LRU obsolescence study. Responsibilities: Maintain and update GCCS Product tree Support of GCCS uplink sites (involves travel), Prepping and shipping LRUs to GCCS Uplink sites Lab setup, maintenance, organization and documentation. Interface with facilities in conjunction with the GCCS lab and the GCCS antennas/associated equipment. Manage and track the calibration of all test equipment, including rental equipment as well as occasionally be required to make RF and digital cables. Qualifications: Typically requires Bachelors of Science Electrical Engineering and 4 8 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 2 6 years of prior relevant experience. Strong background in Satellite Communications Systems Experience working with Satellite Ground Equipment to include Modulators, Demodulators, up-converters, down converters, Klystron power amplifiers, antennas and transmission Lines Working Knowledge of analog and RF test equipment eg spectrum analyzer, signal generator, oscilloscope, power meter, RF Network Analyzer Experience in building/terminating and testing RF cables Experience in building/terminating and testing data communications cables Willingness to respond to operational issues on a 24/7/365 basis Ability to troubleshoot and resolve operational issues. This includes working closely with site Subcontractor and Customer personnel Occasional CONUS travel will be required (5 to 10 weeks per year) Ability to work independently with minimal guidance Ability to work in a small team environment Ability to climb Antenna structures and lift/install operational and test equipment Desired: Proficient with Microsoft office Word, Excel, Power Point and VISIO Familiarity with AutoCAD Basic understanding of Network Protocols and test Experience working in a 24/7 Operational environment Excellent communication skills when working with Customer and Sub contractor personnel Basic familiarity with data communication concepts Basic knowledge of analog circuit design Leidos Overview: Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.