Radiofrequency (RF) Systems Engineer

  • SAIC, Inc
  • Chantilly, VA, USA
  • Jul 30, 2021

Job Description


SAIC’s National Security and Space Sector (NSS) is seeking a Radio Frequency (RF) Systems Engineer to provide systems engineering and technical advisory (SETA) services to our NRO customer in Chantilly, VA.  SETA contractors provide analysis and engineering services in a consulting capacity, working closely with the government's own engineering staff members.  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 engineer to provide SETA support our NRO customer who is responsible for developing and maturing RF technology (SIGINT, RADAR, ELINT and/or 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 support 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 



•    Active TS/SCI with Poly 
•    Bachelor degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, Math or related discipline + 10 years related experience 
•    Knowledge of RF hardware systems and/or device technologies and the RF industry 
•    Program/Project management experience and technical leadership 
•    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