RF and mmWave Systems Engineer
Calabasas, CA /
Science & Engineering - Sensors & Electronics Laboratory – Sensors & Electronics /
Based in Southern California with locations in Malibu, Calabasas and Camarillo; HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art.
Contribute technical expertise and work within a focused team that designs, integrates and tests radar and communication systems. Work closely with scientists and engineers to develop specifications for radar and/or communication frontend and backend components and apertures. Additional job functions include solving customer problems, writing invention disclosures, publishing papers, briefing customers, participating in proposal activities and assisting in marketing HRL expertise.
Familiarity with radar and/or communication systems with an emphasis on one or more of the following: frontend and backend design, phased array systems, digital signal processing, and/or algorithms.
Experience with RF systems including operation, testing and analyzing collected data.
Use of system simulators such as Simulink, VSS, and Systemvue.
Proven track record of successful execution and delivery on previous RF systems programs.
Experience implementing system engineering principles and working with technical teams to ensure compliance with best practices.
Working knowledge of RF systems with an emphasis on commercial radar, military radar, cellular communication systems, SATCOM, and/or tactical communication systems.
Thorough understanding of system engineering principles.
Working familiarity of common passive and active microwave structures as well as antennas.
Ability to program algorithms in C++, Python, MATLAB, or an equivalent.
Knowledge of module and subsystem operation/integration is a plus.
Familiarity with and experience programming FPGAs is a plus.
Applicant must be able to interact professionally with program managers, co-workers, and customers, as well as perform detailed analyses of radar systems and components, and prepare written and oral presentations. Ability to work well in a team and independently. Must be willing to travel and work in a team of highly skilled engineers on complex projects, and willingness to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
Ph.D. with a thesis topic in RF and/or mmWave Systems
M.S. with minimum 5 years of experience
B.S. with a minimum 7 years of experience.
U.S. citizenship is required. Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance is required.
The base salary range for this full-time position is $120,000 - $200,000 + bonus + benefits.
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This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.
HRL offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Our Regular/Full Time benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment.
HRL Laboratories is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training or promoting, on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, age, U.S. military or protected veteran status, union membership, or political affiliation. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.