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Scientist Phased Array RF Systems Engineer

Company name
Harris Corporation.

Palm Bay, FL, United States

Employment Type

Engineering, It, Sciences, Scientist, Security Clearance

Posted on
Jun 14,2019

Valid Through
Sep 27,2019

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Job Information

Harris Corporation

Scientist, Phased Array RF Systems Engineer


Palm Bay


Scientist, Phased Array RF Systems Engineer 6/14/19--Electrical, --Electro-Optical, --Software, --SystemsUSA - FL - Palm Bay, USA - NY - Rochester




Job ID:



Job Title: Scientist, Phased Array RF Systems Engineer

Job Code: SIS20191406-31700

Job Location: Rochester, NY / Melbourne, FL

Job Description:

This position will be responsible for providing Phased Array Space Systems Engineering support to customer-funded programs and internal research efforts within our Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) business unit of Harris Corporation.

Our Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) solutions serve a broad array of government, civil and commercial customers by enhancing information superiority, contributing to our national security and providing actionable data for the protection of property and human life. We specialize in high-reliability airborne and space-based remote sensing end-to-end systems that offer active and motion imaging and data processing, exploitation and dissemination. We also provide solutions that map and monitor the earth for a variety of commercial and governmental users.

Essential Functions:

Lead the design and development of Phased Array RF concepts, architectures, requirements, and interfaces as part of a multi-discipline design team for spacecraft applications

Evaluates customer and operational needs to help define and coordinate system performance requirements to internal stakeholders and integrate technical parameters

Ability to assess and provide direction for make/buy decisions and selection of strategic suppliers

Executes technical responsibilities within project cost and schedule constraints

Lead and perform trade studies required to make both tactical and strategic technical decisions for programs

Lead and/or perform system design/analysis, SWaP analysis, and procurement

Provide mentoring, guidance and leadership to novice engineers


Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 12 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 10 years of prior related phased array experience

Must have an active Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance

Preferred Additional Skills:

Experience in Phased Array Antenna Systems Design and Development

Experience with customer interface and creating presentations, lead/perform trade studies and design reviews, and leading RF oriented test activities

Knowledge of and ability to perform cascade and link budget analysis of Gain, Noise Figure, Noise Power, Intercept Point, output power, etc.

Experience with RF Packaging and Phased Array Antenna Systems

Experience in operating as a prime provider for both exquisite space and small-sat opportunities

RF System Requirements and Proposal generation and support

Experience with Worst Case Analysis for Space Applications

Experience with design, manufacturing and testing of space flight hardware

Experience with component selection for space flight hardware applications

Experience leading technical teams in program execution, peer reviews, and design reviews

Experience in Frequency Synthesizer/LO detail design, and/or Power Amplifier design.

Knowledge of common modulation methods such as BPSK, QPSK, QAM, etc.

Knowledge of lumped and distributed element design of common RF passive components such as power splitters, bias tees, filters, matching networks, etc.

Knowledge of the design and performance characteristics and limitations of amplifiers, oscillators, mixers, filters, etc.

Familiarity with linear, non-linear, and transient circuit simulation using Keysight ADS, Genesys, or industry equivalent

Experience with 2.5D and 3D electromagnetic simulation using Momentum and HFSS or industry equivalent

Security Clearance:

Please be aware this position requires an active Top Secret or TS/SCI Security Clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet and maintain eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that Harris Corporation may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

Harris is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law.

Candidates will support Environment, Health and Safety by fulfilling the Harris EHS Policy, complying with Harris EHS programs and applicable regulations, and striving for continual EHS improvement.

Job Profile Matching Criteria:

Expertise--Electrical, --Software, --Systems, --Electro-Optical

LocationUSA - NY - Rochester, USA - FL - Palm Bay

Company info

Harris Corporation.
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Company Profile
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and about 14,000 employees — including 6,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured.The Government Communications Systems segment develops, produces, integrates, and supports advanced communications and information systems that solve the mission-critical challenges of civilian, intelligence, and defense government customers. The company is headquartered in Melbourne, Florida.

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