KEYW Corporation

  • RF Engineer

    Job Locations 4 months ago(1/31/2019 2:17 PM)
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    Systems Engineering
    Job Locations
    US-MD-Fort Meade
  • Overview

    KeyW has current opening for an RF Engineer, responsible for the integration, testing, deployment, and support of large aperture antennas (i.e. greater than 6 meters) and the associated components that make up an RF distribution system. The candidate should have a strong background in SERVO systems and how they impact antennas with regard to system design for replacement. Components include Antenna Control Units (e.g. Vertex/GD Satcom 133 and 7200), SERVOs / Power Distribution, LNAs, and RF Distribution Switches. The candidate must have experience working with RF test equipment to include Spectrum Analyzers, Network Analyzers, and Noise Figure Meters. Support would include extensive travel to both CONUS and OCONUS locations.


    • Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Science or related discipline from an accredited college or university and 14 years of applicable experience . Four additional years of experience may be substituted for a Bachelor’s degree.
    • The engineer would ideally have familiarity with all aspects of Front End System Engineering, RF signal flow, link budgets, and SATCOM Earth Terminals; additional experience to include work with modems and digitizers is helpful, but not required. The engineer would provide input to the design of the systems that control the antennas and would be involved in solving complex problems associated with both the satellite dishes and the front end hardware and software control system equipment. Work also includes designing, modifying and maintaining system drawings (cable drawings, rack drawings).
    • The selected candidate should have a climbing certification, or the willingness/ability to pass the course.


    Desired skills:

    • SIGINT experience
    • SV experience
    • Experience creating, modifying and maintaining system drawing packages and documentation
    • Experience with the deployment and configuration management of antenna hardware components
    • Conducts the necessary hardware engineering and related functions to modify and adapt vendor-manufactured hardware to meet special Government needs and contingencies
    • Oversee, direct, lead, or manage projects involving SERVO systems on current earth stations
    • Analyze user requirements to derive RF design and performance requirements
    • Assist with developing and executing test procedures for RF components
    • Design, develop, and modify RF systems using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design



    Positions require a Top Secret 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.

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    KeyW, together with its direct and indchallenges we solve.irect 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 them

    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.



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