Technical Lead/Electromagnetics and RF Antenna Expert - TS/SCI w/ Poly

  • Leidos,
  • Chantilly, VA
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Circuit, Development, Library, Modeling, Modeling Software, Physics, Programming, Python, RF, Scheduling, Video, Visual Basic
Full Time
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

Job Description:

Job Description

The Mission Solutions Group at Leidos is pursuing a government contract with a classified customer in the National Capital Region which requires a Technical Lead/Electromagnetics Lab-RF Antenna Expert. This position will provide technical support to the customer's Electromagnetics (EM) Lab Lead, and will supervise assigned personnel in the Electrical Engineering (EE) support staff.

Primary Responsibilities

As the Technical Lead, the individual focuses on the identification and implementation of strategic improvements, and suggest solutions that are consistent with the customer's vision and mission. Coordinates with the customer on the prioritization of requirements and implementation of a schedule for all approved/accepted requirements. Ensures adherence to both Industry and customer standards and best practices, and compliance to any applicable board and reviews. Remains cognizant of respective day-to-day tactical issues, ensuring that the assigned staff is achieving required performance levels. Monitors and documents staff activities to help verify consistent processes and procedures are being executed.

As the EM Lab-RF Antenna Expert, the individual assists the customer in the following tasks, with support from assigned staff as necessary:

Fabrication or repair of antennas and/or RF cable/connector assemblies

Development, scheduling, delivery, and physical setup of new or existing EE, RF, and antenna intrinsic training courses

Operation and maintenance of the spherical near field chamber

Operation and maintenance of tapered far field chambers worldwide

Development and maintenance of RF circuit measurement tools (load pull and noise figure)

Development and maintenance of a FEKO antenna model library

Interface with outside vendors for technical support or purchasing

Provision of FOB experience to populate and test printed circuit boards by hand and with machine enabled tools

Basic Qualifications

Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering or Physics with 8 years experience

4 years of demonstrated experience in antenna design or antenna measurement chamber design and operation

2 years of demonstrated experience in the following areas:

o Operation of various electronic devices such as transmitters, receivers, power supplies, digital audio/video recorders, and audio repeaters and cellular devices

o Working with far field antenna measurement chamber

o Proper construction of RF cable/connector assemblies

o Use of spherical, cylindrical or planar near field antenna measurement chamber or equivalent training

o Keysight Technologies brand RF measurement equipment

o Use of antenna modeling software packages such as HFSS, GST or FEKO


Demonstrated experience in the IPG J-STD-001 Requirements for Soldering Electrical and Electronic Assemblies certification or equivalent

Completion of FEKO training class provided by Altair Engineering or demonstrated equivalent experience

Possess TS//SCI clearance (with poly) on contract start date

Possess or obtain Keysight Technologies Certification within 90 days of contract award

Preferred Qualifications

Masters of Science in Electromagnetics

Demonstrated experience in the following areas:

o Programming / architectural programming experience in Visual Basic programming language or equivalent training

o Python Programing language

o Proper use of the MITS Electronics Precision milling machine and LPKF ProtoLaser U3

Company Information

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
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