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RF Engineering


Job ID: 661542BR Date posted: Feb. 29, 2024 Program: E&T/PDE/RAD LABS-O
Description:The position reports directly to the RAM/RODEC manager and will conduct research and development test efforts associated with Low Observable (LO) antennas, radomes, RF, and RCS. The candidate will provide technical support to internal research and development (IRAD), contracted research and development (CRAD) projects, support technology development directions, and support RF/RCS capabilities development. The candidate is expected to have knowledge of electromagnetic theory; knowledge in RF/RCS testing, RF/RCS measurements, signature reduction, and LO.
• Responsible for using the RCS Indoor Range – Direct Illumination Chamber
• Responsible supporting all testing; will learn all aspects of gathering measurement data and providing processed and raw data to the RF/RCS/materials community for evaluation
• Responsible for planning, performing, post-processing, and communicating results of laboratory RF/RCS/material measurements
• Perform materials test engineering & technical assignments related to research and development
• Responsible for taking measurements of material coupons to determine material, physical, electrical, and/or environmental properties
• Responsible for providing RF/RCS technical support for the validation/verification of engineering requests
Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, or Systems Engineering, Physics, or a technical degree program
• Experience in RF, Computational Electromagnetics (CEM), electromagnetics, Infrared (IR), optics, or photonics
• 1 year of scripting experience; familiar with MATLAB, C+, and/or Python
• Self-starter, taking initiative and full ownership of complex tasks to achieve results
• Must have the ability for Special Program Access per business requirements
• Secret Clearance is required with the ability to obtain and maintain DoD Top Secret Security Clearance per business requirements
Desired Skills:
Experience with radar cross-section reduction, RF antenna design/integration, and testing at various ranges
• Experience operating, troubleshooting, integrating, and maintaining RF systems (receivers, transmitters, antennas, and radar)
• Experience with Anechoic chamber antenna gain and RCS measurements
• Experience with software techniques used to process and analyze radar measurement data
• Experience in the field of RCS reduction of radome or antennas
• Knowledge of radar and material measurements
• Excellent written and verbal presentation skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
Security Clearance Statement: This position requires a government security clearance, you must be a US Citizen for consideration.
Clearance Level: Secret with Investigation or CV date within 5 years
Other Important Information You Should Know
Expression of Interest: By applying to this job, you are expressing interest in this position and could be considered for other career opportunities where similar skills and requirements have been identified as a match. Should this match be identified you may be contacted for this and future openings.
Ability to Work Remotely: Onsite Full-time: The work associated with this position will be performed onsite at a designated Lockheed Martin facility.
Work Schedules: Lockheed Martin supports a variety of alternate work schedules that provide additional flexibility to our employees. Schedules range from standard 40 hours over a five day work week while others may be condensed. These condensed schedules provide employees with additional time away from the office and are in addition to our Paid Time off benefits.
Schedule for this Position: 4x10 hour day, 3 days off per week
Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
The application window will close in 90 days; applicants are encouraged to apply within 5 - 30 days of the requisition posting date in order to receive optimal consideration.
At Lockheed Martin, we use our passion for purposeful innovation to help keep people safe and solve the world's most complex challenges. Our people are some of the greatest minds in the industry and truly make Lockheed Martin a great place to work.

With our employees as our priority, we provide diverse career opportunities designed to propel, develop, and boost agility. Our flexible schedules, competitive pay, and comprehensive benefits enable our employees to live a healthy, fulfilling life at and outside of work. We place an emphasis on empowering our employees by fostering an inclusive environment built upon integrity and corporate responsibility.

If this sounds like a culture you connect with, you’re invited to apply for this role. Or, if you are unsure whether your experience aligns with the requirements of this position, we encourage you to search on Lockheed Martin Jobs, and apply for roles that align with your qualifications.
Experience Level: Experienced Professional
Relocation Available: Possible
Career Area: RF Engineering
Type: Full-Time
Shift: First
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Here at Lockheed Martin, our RF Engineers work on a variety of advanced RF applications – those used on the earth, below the earth and above the earth. These range from the world's most advanced fighter aircraft to precision engagement aerospace and defense systems to surface, air and undersea applications to cutting edge space systems. This work encompasses one or more of the following broad RF disciplines: RF Design, RF Systems, Antenna Design, Radar Systems Engineering, RF Signal Processing, MMW/Microwave Design, MMIC Design, Radar Cross-Section Analysis (RCS), Low Observables/Stealth and Electromagnetic Capability/Electromagnetic Interference (EMC/EMI).

Our Commitment to Sustainability: We foster innovation, integrity and security to preserve the environment, strengthen diverse communities and propel growth.

Here, the possibilities are endless because we offer:

  • Full Time
  • Level: Entry, Mid, Senior
  • Travel: Minimal, dependent on role

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What does a successful RF Engineering employee at Lockheed Martin look like?
Check out the info below to see if you have what it takes.

  • Collaborative

    There is no innovation without imagination. You bring new, different and exciting ideas to the table every day.

  • Imaginative

    From aerospace to outer space to cyber space, you can solve the world's most complex challenges for our customers.

  • Results-driven

    You are a great decision maker who strives to make things happen quickly and efficiently.

  • Team Player

    You embrace collaboration and are committed to the success of your team.

  • Technologically Savvy

    Whatever you know today could be different tomorrow as technology is constantly changing. Strong technical skills and intellectual depth with a willingness to continually learn from others are important traits.

  • Problem-solver

    Working in the RF Engineering space means working together to tackle tough problems with complex solutions.

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“The RF field is very broad. For example, I work with spacecraft antennas, but I have colleagues that work with missiles and aircraft sensor systems. At any given time, my team is working on 10 or more projects, ranging from antennas that support weather forecasting to connecting warfighters across the globe.”

Shane L., RF Engineering Sr. Manager


  • Healthcare

    Medical, Dental and Vision coverage is available for employees who opt-in.

  • 401(k)/Retirement Plans

    Our 401(k) plan features generous matching and company contributions.

  • Professional Development

    We support our employees through mentoring, internal & external educational programs, networking, skills enhancement and career-building programs.

  • Maternity and Paternity Leave

    Our generous parental leave policies support your journey into parenthood. When you return to work, our facilities offer mother's rooms to support your transition and work/life balance.

  • Paid Time Off

    We offer PTO, paid holidays and paid time off for jury duty and military obligations.

  • Flex-time

    Depending on the position, we offer a flexible work schedule.

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