Women Impact Tech

Sr. Principal RF Systems Engineer

    Lexington, MA, Burlington, MA, Merrimack, NH

Full Time

About the Role:

Ready to make a difference? Our employees develop, build and work on the world’s most advanced electromagnetic spectrum operations systems – detecting, locating and countering threats for joint and international aircrew. We develop highly sophisticated digital Electronic Warfare (EW) systems and we are looking for motivated and positive minded systems engineers to join cross-functional, multi-disciplinary teams. Key EW program objectives are to improve/enhance air vehicle survivability, through the abilities to detect, deny, deceive, degrade and/or disrupt adversaries Integrated Air Defenses. Drawing strength from our differences, we are innovating for the future, and you can, too. Our flexible work environment provides you a chance to change the world without giving up your personal life. We put our customers first – exemplified by our mission: “We Protect Those Who Protect Us®.” Come build your career with us.

As a Systems Engineer, you will work as part of a cross-functional, multi-disciplinary team to design, integrate, debug, and test next generation EW systems. Focused on delivering innovative Electronic Warfare (EW) solutions, individual technical contributions on a related range of Programs will include system development, requirements development, integration & test, and test planning and execution in a field deployment environment.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical area (math, engineering, hard science)
  • 8+ years professional experience in an engineering role.
  • Designing RF receive and transmit architectures (e.g. filter, LNA, ADC, DAC, LO, HPA, Digital Receiver specifications and selection) including link budget analyses and RF propagation models
  • Experience with Software Defined Radio (SDR) architectures and systems
  • Ability to determine RFFE/RFIC performance and noise sources, e.g. NF, spurs, P1dB, etc.
  • An active US Secret clearance, and Top Secret eligibility

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • RF Systems applications to Comms, Radar, EW, ESM, SIGINT, etc. domains
  • Antenna apertures and arrays - antenna patterns, polarization, AESA and PESA phased arrays
  • Experience with digital receiver architecture and digital signal processing techniques
  • Deriving dynamic range, phase coherency, scan scheduling, and delay memory requirements
  • Experience with US Department of Defense product development
  • A current US Top Secret clearance, and SCI eligibility
  • Master’s Degree in a technical area, (math, engineering, hard science)

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems’ game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere – from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact – for our customers and the communities we serve. At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We’re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.

Meet BAE Systems

BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, security and aerospace company headquartered in Arlington, VA, with locations across the country. We deliver a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services.