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Job Ref:  95456206
Employer:  General Dynamics US
Country:  United States
County/State:  Arizona
City:  Scottsdale
20/10/2016 05:19
ID 2016-21178
Job Location USA - AZ-Scottsdale

Required Clearance TS/SCI, obtainable within 24 months
Posted Date 9/26/2016 6:01:00 PM
Category Engineering-RF

Responsibilities for this Position:

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS), a market leader and technology innovator, is seeking talented professionals to deliver cutting edge solutions to our customers.

GDMS has an immediate opening for a Lead Radio Frequency (RF) Systems Architect - Satellite Receiver Hardware to join our Mission Payloads design team. The position provides an opportunity to develop the cutting-edge technology that supports our nation's fundamental defense services. GDMS employees work closely with esteemed clients to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions. The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams to build and ensure adequate functionality of various GDMS and client technologies. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Lead RF Systems Architect - Satellite Receiver Hardware will enhance their skill set by working among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues. The employee will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.

Key Responsibilities
This position requires the conception, design, development, and support of satellite receiver architectures. The candidate must be an RF systems architect who possesses a strong background in circuit design and analysis. Responsibilities include detailed design and performance prediction of high dynamic range, low noise receivers, modeled using ADS, Genesys, or other simulation tools. The Lead RF Systems Architect - Satellite Receiver Hardware candidate will be responsible for:
  • Understanding of mixers, amplifiers, tuners, filters, Microwave/Millimeter-Wave Monolithic Integrated Circuit devices, Multiple Constant Multiplication, high frequency packaging
  • Application of Analog-to-Digital Converter/Digital-to-Analog Converter devices
  • Experience performing cascade analysis of RF/Microwave modules and systems to predict gain, IP2/IP3, noise, and power
  • Spurious analysis
  • Phase noise analysis

Additional Responsibilities
  • Exercise creative thinking and ideation to advance our business performance.
  • Deliver innovative, flexible, integrated solutions to meet customers changing business needs.
  • Support and engage in programs, projects and practices behind the GDMS culture and strategy, and comply with all policies and procedures.
  • Follow industry and department trends and developments to ensure GDMS services are consistent with, and/or superior to, industry best practices.

Basic Qualifications:

Candidates must demonstrate a passion for innovation, a sophisticated understanding of electronic equipment and systems, and the ability to further advance GDMS technology.

Bachelor's of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or a related technical discipline required plus a minimum of eight years of directly related RF/Microwave design experience. Ten years of experience is preferred.

Department of Defense TS/SCI security clearance is preferred at time of hire. Candidates must be able to obtain a TS/SCI clearance within a reasonable amount of time from date of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Company Overview:

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 13,000 top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran.
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