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RF/Microwave Engineer

Columbia, Maryland

Job ID SAS20210701-54831
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L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Job Title: RF/Microwave Engineer
Job Code: SAS20210701-54831
Job Location: Columbia, MD

Job Description:

L3Harris is seeking a self-motivated RF/Microwave engineer to join our embedded systems development team to deliver mission critical solutions for a variety of customers at our Columbia, MD location.  This position will focus primarily on the development of custom analog/RF circuit designs supporting custom antenna integration into embedded wireless systems.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform RF/analog circuit design and hardware engineering at the component level in support of antenna and embedded systems.
  • Develop methods for modifying systems to include new RF and wireless capabilities.
  • Work closely with RF, mechanical, and system/software engineering to meet challenging performance requirements.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, or related field, and a minimum 4 years of prior relevant experience OR a Graduate Degree and a minimum of 2 years of prior related experience.
  • 2+ years of experience with RF circuit design for UHF to X-Band frequencies including RF switches, filters, diplexers, low noise amplifiers, power amplifiers and other general RF components.
  • Experience with lab test equipment such as network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, and signal generators.
  • Experience developing RF circuits using ADS or similar analysis tools with optimization techniques.
  • Understanding of key RF parameters (bandwidth, gain compression, intermodulation distortion, noise figure, spurious emissions)

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Active secret clearance
  • Perform schematic capture and printed circuit board design work using ECAD tools such as Altium Designer, Mentor Graphics, or similar.
  • Working knowledge of RF communications including link budget analysis, modulation formats and general RF system architecture.
  • Experience with wireless communications systems such as satellite communications, cellular communications, RF beacons, and GPS.
  • Experience with power supply and digital hardware design to in support of embedded systems.
  • Experience with programmable logic devices such as CPLDs or FPGAs and familiarity with a variety of embedded processors.
  • Experience with battery operated lower power system design.
  • Experience with millimeter wave system design and testing including the use of integrated beamformer RFICs.
  • Familiarity with up/down converter modules for application to millimeter wave wireless systems.
  • Working knowledge of antenna performance metrics and familiarity with evaluating/selecting COTS antenna components.
  • Antenna simulation experience using HFSS or CST.
  • Experience in testing antennas in an anechoic chamber and/or mode-stirred chamber.

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a 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 eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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