RF Engineer

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Aerospace Corporation
Aerospace, Systems, Surveillance, System, RF
Full Time

Job Description

In an era of dynamic change in space, Aerospace is addressing a generation of complex challenges. We operate the only federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise. Our technical experts span every discipline of space-related science and engineering. Join our team and thrive in a career that matters to the world and you personally.

The Special Programs Division (SPD) supports our US Space Force customer, Space and Missile Systems Center Special Programs Directorate, in the development, delivery, operations, and sustainment of unrivaled space control capabilities to guarantee space superiority for our nation. Examples include the Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP), the Space Based Space Surveillance Program (SBSS), and the Counter Communications System (CCS). While executing this important and exciting mission area, SPD seeks your expertise and is committed to be a diverse and inclusive organization that offers opportunity for professional development and personal growth for all our staff members. We push the edge of technology and ensure warfighter capabilities can be executed as an enterprise to outpace the threat.
The selected applicant will be a member of the Aerospace team supporting several key programs in the Warfighting and Counterspace Department. The work location is embedded within the government program office, so there is frequent interaction with the government and support contractors. This Aerospace role also includes interacting with contractors that are building, integrating and testing these systems.

Key Functions
  • Provide radio frequency (RF) expertise to Warfighting and Counterspace systems to include requirements development, root cause analysis, and systems assessments and analyses
  • Provide signal processing expertise to Warfighting and Counterspace systems to include requirements development, root cause analysis, and systems assessments and analyses
  • Work as a member of an Aerospace integrated team to provide value added technical guidance to our Space Force customers
  • Support milestone and readiness assessment activities across Warfighting and Counterspace programs
  • Assist in the assessment and integration of new capabilities across Warfighting and Counterspace programs


  • BS in engineering, mathematics or physical sciences
  • Typically 8 years of relevant technical experience
  • Experience with and understanding of radio frequency systems
  • Experience with and understanding of digital signal processing
  • Clear written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to work and interact effectively with the Space Force, other FFRDC, support contractor and prime contractor personnel with minimal supervision
  • Willing to travel domestically approximately once a month
  • This position requires a current top secret clearance, which is issued by the US government. ship is required to obtain a security clearance.
  • Ability to obtain additional security clearances

  • Advanced degree in engineering, mathematics or physical sciences
  • Systems engineering experience to include requirements development and system test
  • Experience with satellite communications systems
  • Experience with one or more Department of Defense programs
  • Experience with Air Force and Space Force acquisition and systems engineering methodologies
  • Experience with Aerospace mission assurance processes
  • Experience with programs within Special Programs Division of the Space and Missile Systems Center

Ways We Reward Our Employees

During your interview process, our team will provide all the details of our industry-leading benefits and career development opportunities. A few highlights include:
  • A work environment built on teamwork, flexibility and respect
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career, as well as tuition reimbursement
  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans for your entire family
  • Flextime and virtual work options (if applicable)
  • 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match, regardless of whether you contribute
  • Paid holidays and paid time off
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Relocation assistance (if applicable)

We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone ator by email at . You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Company Information

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation. A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves. When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators. Are you ready to launch your career?

Dice Id : 90970895
Position Id : R001244
Originally Posted : 2 months ago

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