RF Engineer
at Ultra Electronics

Date Posted: 14/04/2018

Job Description


Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems is an engineering company that is actively involved in a diverse range of sensor processing development projects. We design, integrate and test a wide range of systems providing innovative capabilities for our customers. The designs are highly configurable and use leading-edge hardware and software to achieve versatile products for maximum flexibility and reuse. We specialize in high speed data processing and digital signal processing for high end military sensor systems including imaging, Electronic Warfare, radar and sonar processors.

We believe in strong team dynamics, job satisfaction, and a work environment where each member is valued and successful. Creativity and personal initiative are components for success in Ultra Electronics.  We are constantly on the lookout for top talent to add to our professional cadre.

We offer a great compensation and benefits package which is market competitive.


UEOS is searching for a highly motivated and detail oriented RF Engineer to support the development of a new Radar RF system. Working closely with System, Mechanical, Electrical, and Software Engineers, the RF Engineer will guide the development of the Radar RF Subsystem from Design and Schematic Capture/Update through Measurement and Test.  The RF Engineer is expected to provide system level trade-space assessments of approaches working with the Project Engineer to determine the benefit trade-offs.  At UEOS, the RF Engineer will have the opportunity to guide the development and selection of key technologies for the Navy and will have the opportunity to work with high-end amplifiers and digital processing components.  The RF Engineer will have the opportunity to contribute to key strategic approaches for future proposals, IR&D, and additional development activities.


  • 10+ years with MS or 15+ with BS Degree in EE/RF Engineering discipline
  • Strong attention to detail and work ethic.

  • Expert level experience with RF Test Equipment including Spectrum Analyzers, Sampling Oscilloscopes, Pulse Generators, Network Analyzers, Power Meters.

  • Experience and knowledge of X-band Microwave components and capabilities.

  • Laboratory knowledge including setup and configuration of test equipment, unit and subsystem level testing. Ability to measure key parameters using test equipment in multiple configurations.

  • General knowledge of Radar or Communications Microwave Systems including frequency conversion, mixers, amplifiers, and filter design.

  • Ability to perform detailed Gain, Noise and Intercept Analysis covering all key measurements (Noise Figure, Dynamic Range, System Sensitivity, etc.).

  • Ability to document and specify system and subsystem level requirements.

  • Willingness to travel (10%).

  • Existing Secret clearance or ability to obtain Secret clearance.

  • Desire to maintain, configure, and update RF Laboratory components to meet company and program goals.

  • Schematic design and capture capability using RF tools and CAD programs (Altium, OrCAD, etc).
  • US citizen and ability to obtain appropriate personnel clearance

Desired Capabilities:

  • Knowledge of high power amplifier technologies (GaN, GaAs, TWT-A). Experience working with High Power Amplifiers desired.
  • Knowledge or understanding of spectrum requirements and methods of test.

  • Experience working with MIL STDs for EMI/EMC/TEMPEST requirements.

  • Matlab, Mathcad, or other Modeling Languages.


  • Compensation: Commensurate with background
  • Some travel may be required.
  • Principals only.  Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, national origin, ethnicity, age, marital status, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, and/or any other basis protected by law.

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Permanent
  • Location: Chantilly, VA
  • Job Type: Engineering
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 14/04/2018

About Us

Ultra has established an excellent track record of winning new business worldwide and delivering customer satisfaction through the successful execution of contracts, despite the challenges of international competition. This success has only been possible by all involved in the business working together to meet our customers’ needs in an efficient and innovative manner.

The success which Ultra achieves in innovating to meet customer needs is based on the broad range of skills and capabilities of the Group’s employees. Ultra understands this and recognises that the Group’s ‘right’ people are its most important asset. Ultra strives for an efficient organisation with engaged and competent people.

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