Senior RF Seeker Engineer (636635)

  • 02/19/2018

Job Description


The Electronic Warfare Division has an opening for a Senior Level or Principal Radio Frequency Seeker Engineer.

Job Description

The Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group of Leidos is seeking a talented Senior RF Seeker Research Engineer for our Eglin Air Force Base, Florida location.

Successful candidate will perform radar system component technology development for imaging RF seekers on high speed guided munitions, focusing on those aspects of the seeker most affected by high speed operation. Perform modeling and simulation to quantify antenna and radome RF propagation performance, including assembling a modeling and simulation tools suite to support multi-fidelity models from empirical through solution of governing differential equations.

Develop and perform experiments from phenomenology-level to hardware component performance. Report to and coordinate with the customer on a daily basis ensuring all objectives are met. Prepare written and verbal deliverables, reports and presentations for management and customer review as required by the contract.

Develop the RF seeker hardware trade space and perform subsystem technology trades. Identify technology maturation areas to be developed. Develop component technologies to advance the state of the art.

External Referral Eligible


Education: Candidate must have a Masters or Ph.D. in an Electrical or Aerospace (or similar) Engineering, Physics or Mathematics, and a 10+ years of RF seeker hardware technology development experience.

Knowledge: Knowledge of RF seeker hardware components including antennas, radomes, transmit/receive modules, waveguides, etc. for both gimbaled and strap down systems. Ability to apply modeling and simulation to develop seeker component models that can be integrated into a complete missile system simulation. Preference will be given for candidates with experience on supersonic weapon RF seekers including performance in a dynamic closing engagement, and for with demonstrated experience in low-cost munition seekers. Preference will be given to those with experience with innovative antenna and radome designs.

Complexity: Resolves highly complex problems using significant application of technical knowledge, conceptualizing, reasoning and interpretation. Develops solutions that are highly innovative, and achieved through research and integration of best practices. Dependability, initiative, and ability to solve problems both as part of a team and as an individual performer is a must.

Communication: Candidates must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to work in a collaborative, fast paced, team environment.

Software: Must be familiar with HFSS software (or equivalent) and must be proficient with MS Office.

Clearance: Must be a U.S. citizen with an active SECRET security clearance.

Desired Skills

Experience in Matlab and Simulink and/or high temperature RF aperture materials is a plus. Experience with monopulse antenna design and/or processing is a plus.

TRAVEL: Attend technical reviews and professional conferences, estimated lt; 10%.


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 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. JBLeidos ICBJMETA ICGP400