Senior RF Engineer (Defense)


: $97,590.00 - $144,930.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Defense/Security Clearance

What you will be part of

AtSaabSurveillance will have the opportunity to collaborate with world-class engineers and professionals in an environment that fosters career development, collaboration and support at all levels.A business unit of Saab Defense and Security USA LLC, the division is focused on the design, development, integration, test, deployment, and whole life support of surveillance sensor systems, primarily for industry partners and U.S. Government agencies.Headquartered in Syracuse, NY, we also offer opportunities to work from locations in Florida, North Carolina and Virginia. Saab provides an excellent working environment, offering advancement and professional growth opportunities, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package.

Your role

Saab Defense and Security USA LLC, Surveillance U.S. division is seeking a highly motivated Senior RF Engineer to support research and development of complex radar, and EW systems. Responsibilities will include:

  • Work with Technical leads to ensure technical, cost, and schedule performance for mechanical development is achieved for programs.
  • Perform requirements analysis, trades, simulation, modeling, design capture, integration and test of RF assemblies.
  • Perform Component selection, characterization for transmitters, receivers, exciters, and antennas.
  • Drive execution efficiencies to improve overall program productivity.
  • Your skills and experience


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline.
  • 4+ years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in board layout and engineering best practices.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to build effective working relationships.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to communicate well with peers and different levels of management and the customer.
  • Strong work ethic and self-motivation.
  • Analytical and demonstrated problem solving skills.
  • Desired:

  • Experience with engineering design software (HFSS , CST, Genesys).
  • Strong computer skills, specifically Excel, PowerPoint and Matlab.
  • Hands on experience with tools, test equipment and circuit prototyping and evaluation.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

    As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to participate in a background check that will include, at a minimum, a criminal record check, education and employment verification.

    Saab is a global defense and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defense, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number approximately 15,500 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one-fifth of our earnings are spent on research and development.

    Saab is a company where we see diversity as an asset and offerunlimited opportunities for advancing in your career. We are alsoa company that respects each persons needs and encourage employees to lead a balanced, rewarding life beyond work. Saab values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran, disability status, or any other federal, state, or locally protected category.

    Apply for job! Last updated: 20 September 2019 19:01 * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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