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Radiofrequency (RF) Systems Engineer

SAIC Corporation
Chantilly, Virginia, United States


SAIC's National Security Group is seeking a Radiofrequency (RF) Systems Engineer to provide systems engineering and technical advisory (SETA) services to a customer within the Intelligence Community (IC) in Chantilly, VA. This customer is responsible for designing, building, and operating national security-related systems based in space, in the air, and on the ground.

SAIC has an opening for a mid-level RF engineer to provide SETA services to an IC customer who is responsible for developing and maturing RF technology (SIGINT, RADAR, ELINT, Photonics) from applied research into demonstrably mature capabilities that can be inserted into system program baselines. The successful RF engineer will support the generation after next of national security-related systems.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Directly support government program manager in project management and execution of RF technology research and development (R&D) efforts
Plan and execute RF technology maturation through the R&D life cycle
Support transition of mature RF hardware to system program offices for flight development
Survey state of the art RF technologies and provide technical recommendations to help guide IC customer for future RF technology development strategy and roadmaps
Work closely with the IC customer supporting all phases of the acquisition strategy and process to include Requests for Proposal, Statements of Work, Requirements, Contract Data Requirements Lists and other required solicitation/contract documents
Support acquisition source selection activities as an advisor
Assist the IC customer with the oversight of technology development contracts and develop status briefings for government and industry
Interact with outside organizations such as DoD, NASA, National Labs, and Universities to coordinate activities for maximum effect
Provide identification, assessment and resolution of risks during the acquisition phase and during program execution
Work with the IC customer to advance resiliency activities/initiatives in RF technology


Required Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI with Poly
  • Bachelor degree in Physics, Engineering, Math or related discipline with 9+ years related experience
  • Knowledge of RF hardware technologies and the RF industry
  • Program/Project management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic and energetic environment
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office applications
  • Effective interpersonal skills and strong briefing and writing skills
  • Aptitude for on-site Systems Engineering and Technical Advisor (SETA) work

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Physics, Engineering, Math or related discipline
  • Knowledge of leading edge technologies in RF, such as: wideband receiver architectures, digital signal processing, phased arrays, RF system testing and characterization and microwave photonics
  • Strong understanding of RF engineering principles, such as, linearity, Noise Figure, Gain, VSWR
  • R&D Program/Project management experience
  • Familiarity with Government and IC acquisition, budget and contracting processes
  • Experience and ability to coordinate with DoD or IC R&D organizations


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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