KEYW Corporation

  • Space Lead Hardware Design Engineer

    Job Locations 8 months ago(8/27/2018 2:12 PM)
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    Job Locations
    US-MD | US-VA-Herndon
  • Overview


    We are Innovative Space, a rapidly growing business within the Surveillance and Exploration Sector of KeyW that is leading the design and development of next generation satellite payloads and ground processing systems. We have the corporate investment, infrastructure, subject matter experts, and strategic focus to enable you to be successful.




    • Design and develop digital and mixed-signal subsystems for next-generation RF instruments, from conceptual design through detailed design and fabrication.
    • Focus on rapid prototyping and development for sensors, radios, and on-board processing systems.
    • Work with mechanical and packaging team to create suitable electronics assemblies.
    • Interface with firmware and software teams.







    • Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D. in electrical engineering, computer engineering, physics, math, or a related discipline.
    • 5-12 years’ experience in hardware engineering.
    • Experience designing and developing digital hardware designs for airborne or satellite systems.
    • Experience developing test hardware, prototype hardware, and ground test experiment.
    • Experience developing automated test frameworks.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.




    • Leadership experience, especially leading agile teams of firmware, software, analog, and mechanical engineers.
    • Systems engineering experience to optimize system performance versus size, weight, power, cost, thermal, and other constraints.
    • Experience with extremely high performance, wideband, tunable RF systems.
    • Experience with SoCs, FPGAs, and GPUs.
    • Experience with radiation mitigation and radiation hardening.
    • Experience with passive or active electronically scanned arrays.
    • Experience with Software-Defined Radios.
    • Experience with radar, SIGINT, and/or communications systems.
    • Experience with moderate to high volume space systems production.



    Location: Severn, MD and/or Herndon, VA. The work can be done in either location.


    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.






    Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance.

    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 everyone, 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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