Test Design Engineer - RF

in Huntsville, AL

Test Design Engineer - RF Job

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    Huntsville, AL 35806, US

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Job Description

See what you’re missing. Our employees work on the world’s most advanced electronics – from advanced airborne threat detection systems, precision guided projectiles, cutting edge laser systems, and advanced night vision. Spanning air, land, sea, and space, we are developing the technology of tomorrow, delivered today. Drawing strength from our differences, we’re innovating for the future. And you can, too.

BAE Systems’ Precision Strike & Sensing Solutions (PS) is looking for innovative and passionate Senior RF Test Engineers to join the leading edge team in our new Huntsville Business Center. Your mission will be to imagine, develop, deliver, and support customer-focused, affordable test solutions integrated across all levels of product test. If you are energetic, forward thinking, want to make a difference in the workplace and work on exciting projects, this is the role for you.

BAE Systems is looking for Test Design Engineers with RF experience and both hardware and software capabilities to join the Integrated Test Engineering (ITE) organization at our Huntsville, AL location. The ITE organization’s mission is to reliably deliver customer-focused, affordable test solutions that are integrated across all levels of production test. As a Test Design Engineer, you will use your capabilities to develop Test Program Sets (TPS) to provide production test solutions needed for our Precision Strike and Sensing Solution products. These TPS will be developed for Test Stands, Test Equipment, and Software needed to provide In-Process (IP), Environmental Stress Screening (ESS) and Acceptance Test Procedures (ATP) ranging from component to systems level analog, digital and RF products.

In this position, the chosen candidate will support the design, development, procurement, assembly, programming, prototype demonstration and transition to production of RF test stations for the testing our deliverable products. You will be a member of a team of multi-disciplined engineers to design test systems for RF modules for radar applications, communications equipment and EW systems. The candidate will be responsible for supporting program proposals, initial concept development and being the technical lead or primary contributor during program execution. The candidate should have a strong understanding of RF/Microwave electronics and test equipment. A deep understanding of network analysis using the Keysight PNA-X and LabWindows/CVI programming is desired.

Our flexible work environment, including every other Friday off, provides you a chance to change the world without giving up your personal life. We work to cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment that inspires teamwork, personal excellence, and growth. We collaborate with and focus on our customers. We are committed to Achieving Operational Excellence. We want to be the go-to firm for program management, world-class engineering, manufacturing, and product quality. And, we seek to be technology disruptors - leading innovation, pushing the limits of what is possible, giving our customers an edge and our employees a chance to change the world.

Come join BAE and help us in our mission as “We Protect Those Who Protect Us®.”

“Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship status”

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Skilled in design of production test solutions
  • Skilled in test program hardware OR software development
  • Hardware: knowledge of test instruments and their use
  • Software: C-based software and/or script-based languages
  • Strong knowledge of analog biasing and digital control circuitry. Understands test equipment for microwave measurements, DC Power Measurements and digital/FPGA control.
  • BS Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and/or Mechanical Engineering with at least 6 years of experience or MS Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and/or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Production Test Solution Design & Development
  • Hardware Focus (test adapters, cables, and interface modules)
  • Understanding of RF test parameters such as S-parameters, P1dB, noise figure, Power added Efficiency and TOI Experience working with program RF test stations using NI Labview Software Expertise with equipment such as Keysight Performance Network Analyzers, spectrum analyzers, noise figure analyzers, and power meters/sensors.
  • Software Focus (drivers, utilities, executives, and Test Program Sets (TPS))
  • Test solution software and hardware integration
  • Creating, updating, and approving hardware and/or software configuration in a change management tool
  • NI Software development tools: LabWindows/CVI, LabVIEW, TestStand
  • ​Possess good communication skills including interpersonal communication and team communication
  • Takes initiative and has a closure-oriented nature.

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems BAE Systems Electronic Systems is the global innovator behind game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere – from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact – for our customers and the communities we serve.

Additional Information

Who We Are

You're used to protecting what matters most.

Throughout your career in the military, you've been dedicated to improving security, defending freedom and making the world a safer place. Now you can continue that commitment through cyber operations, intelligence analysis, and building combat vehicles and electronic systems. We’re proud to provide solutions and services that advance the strength and security of America and our allies – and we’re honored to offer an environment where veterans and reservists can continue doing mission-centered work. In all that we do, we are guided by our company values – trusted, innovative and bold – understanding that it’s not just what we do, but how we do it that underpins our success.
+ The Organization

Our team has the privilege and the responsibility of knowing that the work we do really matters. Our work is vital to the armed forces personnel and major corporations who rely on us to protect, equip and support them where it counts; to the security and prosperity of the nations we serve; to our skilled and talented people; to the local communities where we are based; and to the wider community who invest in, supply and engage with us. At BAE Systems, everyone can make a difference.

+ The Culture

We believe that a diverse workforce inspires creativity and drives innovation. We respect and value the huge variety of skills, abilities and perspectives that our people bring to our business. We celebrate our differences and aim to recruit and develop talent from all backgrounds, championing the strength that a truly inclusive and collaborative workplace gives to our company culture and performance.

+ The Work

Enjoy a flexible environment that values your work-life balance and helps you perform at your best.

+ The Opportunity

On the job training, leadership programs, collaboration with leading experts – excellence is built into your career development whether you are just starting out as an apprentice or are an experienced professional.

+ The People

We’re united by trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in our field. It helps that we’re nice people too.

+ The Reward

See your contribution, making real change as breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions reshape the landscape for our customers.

What We Offer

+ Warrior Integration Program (Est. 2008)

This program was created to assist in the employment, transition, education, and development of wounded warriors. Through mentoring, partnership, education, and leadership, we vow to serve our veterans in the same manner they served our country. WIP provides mission-centered work that gives wounded warriors the opportunity to contribute, providing a path for career progression.

+ Camo to Corporate (Est. 2013)

Camo to Corporate underpins all of our military recruiting and veteran efforts. We participate in annual career workshops and partner with VA employment reps to identify opportunities for vets at BAE Systems. We’re also proud members of Joining Forces, the Veteran Jobs Mission and Hiring our Heroes - initiatives focused on helping vets and their spouses find meaningful careers.

Perks & Benefits

  • Veterans Support Network
    Veterans Support Network +-

    The mission of the Veterans Support Network is to help connect former service members, active duty members, reservists and those who are supportive of the Armed Services.

  • Health & Wellness
    Health & Wellness +-

    We offer medical plans that take great care of you and your family’s health and well-being. These include medical plans, prescription drugs, dental and vision, along with incentive programs and health saving and spending accounts.

  • Time Away From Work
    Time Away From Work +-

    Paid Time Off (PTO) provides you with paid time away from work that you can use for vacation, personal time, personal illness, or to care for dependents. You can accumulate up to a maximum of 400 PTO hours.

  • Military Leave
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    Full-time and part-time employees who serve in the military reserves are eligible to take paid and unpaid leaves of absence to perform military duty.

  • Employee Assistance Program
    Employee Assistance Program +-

    The EAP offers confidential support to manage personal issues, such as stress, family issues, and substance abuse.

  • Employee Discount Programs
    Employee Discount Programs +-

    BAE Systems partners with Beneplace to offer exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services.

  • Tuition Reimbursement
    Tuition Reimbursement +-

    Lifelong employee learning is critical to both your personal growth and that of BAE Systems as a trusted, innovative, and bold organization. That’s why we offer a tuition reimbursement program, so you can pursue advanced education to help further your career.

  • Adoption Assistance
    Adoption Assistance +-

    You can be reimbursed up to $4,000 for qualified adoption expenses through the Adoption Assistance program.

  • Financial Wellness
    Financial Wellness +-

    Plan for today, save for tomorrow. Our programs support your goals at every stage of life. These programs include 401(k) savings plans, life and accident insurance, disability coverage, home, auto, and pet insurance and legal planning.

Our Partners

G.I Jobs Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Job Mission Joining Forces Soldier for Life American Association of People with Disabilities

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