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Lead RF/Antenna Engineer

Company: L3Harris
Location: Palm Bay
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:


Job Title: Lead RF/Antenna Engineer

Job Code: SAS20212304-60220

Job Location: Palm Bay, FL

This Senior Antenna Engineer position will be responsible leading the verification & testing of complex antennas and systems including reflector antennas, corrugated feedhorns and phased array systems. This position works with Systems Engineering staff to translate system requirements into executable test plans and procedures. This includes antenna performance characterization in anechoic chambers as well as across other relevant environments such as thermal, vibration and vacuum. This position is also responsible for antenna test link budgets, specification/requirement assessments and sub-allocations, and may serve as a primary RF/Antenna technical interface with internal management and customers.

Job Description:

  • Broad antenna development experience including requirements analysis, test and evaluation, and risk assessment
  • Interpret complex antenna system architectures and convert key system capabilities and performance requirements into test plans
  • Provide expertise for antenna system test, integration, verification, and validation planning
  • Create and update internal and deliverable engineering documentation including technical specifications, reports, plans, technical memos, and presentations
  • Coordinate across a multi-disciplinary (RF, Mechanical, I&T, Manufacturing, Thermal, Digital, etc.) engineering team to design, analyze, build and test antenna products, resolve compatibility and interface problems with other subsystems, and realize complex system architectures
  • Communicate effectively in both verbal and written form to deliver complex technical information to non-technical professionals representing internal management and customers


  • B.S. degree in engineering or physical science with at least 6 years of prior relevant experience OR a Graduate Degree with at least 4 years of prior relevant experience.
  • Experience with antenna system development life-cycle (design, analysis, manufacturing, test, verification/validation, delivery, sustainment) for ground, airborne, and/or space-borne antenna systems

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Clearance - TOP SECRET/SCI
  • Experience with analysis and optimization tools such as GRASP (Ticra), HFSS (Ansys), and/or other antenna design/analysis tools.
  • Experience working with cross-discipline teams (mechanical, structural, thermal, power, RF, Antenna, electrical, etc.) in the development and execution of detailed test plans and procedures for antenna systems.
  • Experience executing antenna system hardware verification testing at acceptance, proto-flight and qualification levels
  • Experience interfacing directly with customers (both prime contractors and end-user/customers) and providing technical expertise and guidance on resolving in-depth technical issues during the design, development and sell-off of complex antenna systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in a technical information environment
  • Effective presentation skills to communicate technical information to non-technical professionals

Keywords: L3Harris, Palm Bay , Lead RF/Antenna Engineer, Other , Palm Bay, Florida

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