RF Communications Engineer

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


Less than 5 years

Posted 51 days ago

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking a RF Communications Engineer.

Job Summary:

Apply communications theory and radio frequency (RF) engineering principles to the analysis, modeling, and simulation of digital RF communications links in support of the US Navy and other government sponsors. Work as part of a team to evaluate the performance of current and proposed contractor designs, and suggest alternative innovative design concepts where applicable. May perform similar tasks for systems analysis.

Duties (Listed in order of importance with the estimated amount of time spent at each task):

  1. Apply communications engineering and traditional electrical engineering principles to analyze, model, and simulate system performance (45%).
  2. Explore design concepts and develop requirements for future communications links, interpret and analyze legacy system requirements (20%).
  3. Participate in design reviews, technical interchanges, working groups, and program status meetings (25%).
  4. Document results in technical memoranda, formal reports, and presentations (10%).


: Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related fields and at a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience. Knowledge of the fundamentals of digital RF communications, including modulation techniques and link margin analysis. Must possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to effectively interact with sponsors, management, and working group team members in a fast paced environment. Strong verbal and writing skills. Independent self-starter; able to work with minimal supervision. Ability to obtain DoD Top Secret clearance. May start with an Interim Secret.