KEYW Corporation

Senior RF/Analog Engineer

Job Locations 2 months ago(12/12/2017 1:04 PM)
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KeyW is a total solutions provider for the Intelligence Community, solving their toughest challenges. We support the collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of information across the full life cycle of the Intelligence Community’s mission. We employ and challenge the most talented professionals in the industry with solving such complex problems as preventing cyber threats, transforming geospatial imaging into intelligence, and combating global terrorism.


Job Description:

Candidate will be responsible for designing, developing, testing, evaluating, and RF, Microwave, and Analog hardware solutions for existing and upcoming products and seeing the process from concept through production and test. Candidate must be able to develop and evaluate alternative approaches and architectures to satisfy requirements.  Candidate will design primarily at the schematic level, working closely with CAD designers in the development of layouts.  Candidate will be a part of the development team that primarily develops specialized communications products for government, military, and commercial customers.



  • Evaluate and when necessary generate requirements from customer documents and meetings
  • Select architectures, components, and circuit designs to satisfy requirements
  • Utilize development boards , breadboards, analysis, and simulations to develop designs
  • Work closely with software and mechanical engineers to develop overall product
  • Design circuits at the schematic level and work closely with CAD designers to produce board layouts
  • Test circuit boards to prove they function as expected; debug as required
  • Assist in the development of production-level tests
  • Support transition to production
  • Perform failure analysis on problem areas
  • Document and analyze test and failure analysis results
  • Participate in product design reviews and customer meetings to provide input on functional requirements, product designs, schedules, or potential problems
  • Assist in creating cost estimates for related activities

Potential Tasks:

  • Software Defined Radio chip-set integration
  • High-efficiency power amplifier design
  • Front-end filter design
  • Develop ESD protection circuits
  • DC-DC converter circuits
  • System Engineering/Integration


Required Qualifications

  • 5-10+ years’ experience in RF/Microwave/Analog circuit design
  • Experience in design of circuits such as LNA’s, PA’, synthesizers, filters, and power supplies
  • Ability to generate schematics and oversee layout with expertise in RF layout techniques
  • Good knowledge of RF specifications and laboratory test equipment and techniques
  • Experience with CAD programs such as Microwave Office, ADS, HFSS, CST
  • Experience in transitioning designs into manufacturing and test
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment with cross-functional teams
  • Ability to support multiple projects simultaneously and manage time effectively
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills
  • Ability to mentor junior engineers
  • Basic skills in Microsoft Office software products

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to design and evaluate antennas, especially those that are electrically small
  • Ability to solder/modify miniature SMT components for development purposes
  • Experience with rechargeable batteries and design battery chargers and protection circuits
  • Experience in low power design
  • Experience with Allegro, OrCAD, and/or Altium Designer
  • Knowledge of modern communication system architectures and modulation techniques
  • Understanding of EMI, EMC, ESD standards and implementation

Degree: Bachelors/Masters degree in Electrical Engineering or a closely allied field


Location: Severn, MD


Clearance: This position requires a Top Secret/SCI security clearance, based on current background investigation (SBI), as well as the favorable completion of polygraph.  Clearance and polygraph processing will be completed by the U.S. Government.


KeyW is an EEO employer. We are committed to providing fair and equal employment consideration, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability

About the Organization

KeyW is a pure-play national security solutions provider for the Intelligence, Cyber and Counterterrorism Communities' toughest challenges. We support the collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of information across the full spectrum of their missions. We employ and challenge more than 2,000 of the most talented professionals in the industry with solving such complex problems as preventing cyber threats, transforming data into intelligence and combating global terrorism.


KeyW, together with its direct and indirect subsidiaries, encourages and actively supports a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and commits to provide equal opportunity to each individual, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other classifications protected by Federal, State or local law. In fact, we foster an environment that promotes diversity, balance and fun—because we believe in the importance of having a workplace as unique as the challenges we solve.


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