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Principal Engineer (RF / Antenna Design)

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Principal Engineer (RF / Antenna Design)
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Fort Walton Beach,  FL
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Principal Engineer (RF / Antenna Design) - Fort Walton Beach, FL

Position Description    

Primary experience is related to high-precision tracking radar systems and associated electronic disciplines to include digital and analog signal processing, high power RF transmitters, receivers, antennas, antenna positioning systems, computers and computer interfaces, visible and infrared optical sensors. Job Duties: Provide technical support for various engineering systems. Including Large Phased Array radar, radar algorithms such as beam steering, beam forming, tracking and signal processing. Designs, develops, tests radio frequency (RF) and/or microwave systems architecture, components, circuits, or products. Includes antenna design, both reflector and array systems, frequency synthesizers, transmitters and receivers. Leads small teams and/or be a contributor in an area such as Radar Warning Receivers (RWR), system resource management, antennas (including phased arrays), atmospheric propagation of RF signals, RF System Design/Analysis, Analog/Digital Receiver Architecture, Digital Signal Processing, Detection Theory, Tracking and Estimation. Prepares documentation for system designs and architectures in accordance with established systems development processes and procedures. Performs systems engineering functions such as developing and managing systems level requirements, developing operational systems concepts, performing system architecture trade studies, originating design concepts or performing systems level integration and test for highly complex systems. Verifies and validates aspects of system designs to ensure conformance with functional specifications and customer requirements.

Skills Required    

Highly developed interpersonal skills for interfacing, coordinating and negotiating with company personnel, internal and external customers, suppliers and other performers. Technical Skills/Experiences (at least two required): Hardware development, modeling and simulation development, laboratory and field testing, digital signal processing, open systems architecture, RF path modeling & analysis, system link budget analysis, real-time operating systems, model-based engineering.  

Experience Required    Experience with Large Phased Array radar, expert in radar algorithms such as beam steering, beam forming, tracking and signal processing.  
Education Required    Bachelor's Degree and 8 years work experience or equivalent experience

Talent Orchard LLC is an SBA (8A), Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business, and Woman Business Enterprise Certified firm that provides the following services to clients in the commercial and public service sectors:

  • Human Capital
  • Professional Services
  • Accounting/Audit Readiness
  • Network/Cyber Security & IT Infrastructure
  • Software Development/Engineering


Established in 2010, Talent Orchard has an exceptional reputation, providing staffing solutions to time-sensitive, talent scarcity issues to deliver better talent management ROI.  Our specialty lies in the critical area of program talent acquisition and resource management, not in one narrow skillset, but across many areas of technical and functional delivery.



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