UIC Alaska

Senior RF Engineer

Location : Location
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain
Minimum Clearance Required
Travel Requirement




Bowhead is seeking a Senior RF Engineer to support the High Power Microwave (HPM) Effects, Modeling and Simulation (M&S), and Cybersecurity Branch. The HPM Effects, M&S, and Cybersecurity Branch (E53) is the lead organization dedicated to HPM lethality, effects, and modeling and simulation.


The Senior RF Engineer serves as a scientist/engineer who is expected to develop HPM technology through experiment and a statistical analysis of target vulnerabilities. The candidate will lead HPM testing, experiment development, and data acquisition. The position will interface with technical personnel from various external groups and organizations to identify problems, suggest changes, and develop and document final solutions for HPM systems. The position will also be responsible for presenting at test reviews and technical briefs.


Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Development of requirements, design, and execution of tests in support of HPM systems
  • Design, construction, test, and analysis of HPM components, test fixtures, systems, etc.
  • Provide subject matter expert (SME) technical support and advice to on-going projects
  • Support development of design of experiment and data analysis for various types of HPM testing
  • Develop test reviews, technical briefs, and progress updates for leadership


Qualifications and Competencies Required:

  • Ability to operate effectively while working independently and or with others in a very dynamic and fast paced environment with continuously evolving requirements and schedules
  • Ability to lead advanced technology development efforts in Electronics, Electromagnetics, or Directed Energy
  • Ability to integrate and coordinate technical efforts
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing to a variety of audiences
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform analysis and problem solving techniques necessary to execute professional scientific/engineering work
  • Experience developing technical briefs


Qualifications and Competencies Desired:

  • Background or Experience in any or all of the following categories:
    • Electromagnetic (EM) Theory
    • Radio Frequency Design, or High power RF Design
    • RF Circuitry Design and Evaluation
    • Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) (Grounding, Shielding, etc.)
    • RF / HPM test Chamber and diagnostics (GTEM, Reverberation, Anechoic, etc)
  • Experience and understanding of HPM system design to include HPM components and system development (Vacuum Electronics, high power transmission lines, solid state switching, high power antennas, etc.)
  • Experience in Pulsed Power system design, development, test, and analysis
  • Experience in Radio Frequency data acquisition and analysis
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis techniques and methodologies is strongly desired
  • Experience with COMSOL, MATLAB, or Python for computational physics



SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Must currently have a security clearance at the Secret level.  US Citizenship is a requirement for Secret clearance at this location.


Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds
  • Must be able to stand and walk for prolonged amounts of time
  • Must be able to twist, bend and squat periodically 




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