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Antenna Design Engineer



Full Time

On Site


Columbus, Ohio, United States


Do you want to join a high performing team that values integrity, innovation, and collaboration with a company whose mission is to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through information technology, engineering, and science? Are you interested in making a difference by applying your antenna design and analysis skills toward state-of-the-art research and development problems? Leidos currently has an exciting opening for an Antenna Design Engineer to work in our Beavercreek, Ohio office.

As an Antenna Design Engineer, you will apply your skills and critical thinking to multiple antenna design and radar signature modeling programs supporting Air Force agencies such AFRL, NASIC, AFLCMC, and other customer agencies. In this role you will be responsible for the modeling, simulation, design, and evaluation of antenna and RF array systems. The use of computational electromagnetic prediction software to analyze RF signatures and antenna characteristics and behavior is a critical component of this role as well.

We are looking for a qualified candidate to bring technical excellence, leadership, entrepreneurship, and creativity to our programs. You will interact with customers, participate in, and lead technical projects areas, and pursue growth in new areas. This position requires some job duties to be performed onsite due to the sensitive nature of this work and the desire for in-person collaboration, however we offer flexible in-office hours and the ability to perform some job duties remotely.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Design and analyze antenna, radome, and array/AESA systems

  • Characterize and evaluate radar cross sections (RCS)

  • Model and characterize electromagnetic (EM) phenomenology (scattering, absorption, polarization, refraction, diffraction, etc.) primarily in, but not limited to, radio frequency (RF) bands

  • Verify and validate measured data and computational electromagnetic (CEM) predictions

  • Create signature predictions using CEM prediction software (SENTRi, Xpatch, COMSOL, CST, HFSS, Feko, etc.)

  • Write and present technical information related to development activities

  • Assist or lead the team with business development activities by supporting proposal and technical solution development and also in interfacing with other parts of Leidos for multi-disciplinary capture opportunities

  • Apply technical leadership abilities and lead or assist teams to develop solutions for complex technical issues

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with 12+ years’ experience or a master’s degree or higher with 10+ years’ experience in Electrical Engineering or a closely related scientific field such as Physics, Engineering Physics, etc.

  • US citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance

  • Knowledge of antenna and radome design principles

  • Experience with antenna and array/AESA design

  • Radar Cross Section (RCS) design familiarity and knowledge of RF scattering principles

  • Strong understanding of applied electromagnetics with skills in EM modeling and experimentation

  • Adept in CEM prediction software and proven history of applying simulation tools to characterize EM phenomenology

  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness and interest to collaborate in an interdisciplinary team environment to drive towards overall project and team objectives

  • Expert in technical writing, documentation, and organization

  • Ability to both lead and work as a team member

  • Strong attention to detail and deadlines

  • Ability to lead small technical teams to solve complex problems

  • A self-starter with a strong drive to lead and develop solutions that meet customer demands in a timely manner

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD

  • Active TOP SECRET is desired, but not required

  • Supervisory experience

  • CAD and meshing familiarity

  • Interest in Business Development

  • Entrepreneurial interest in working across multi-disciplinary teams on larger, more complex undertakings

A basic understanding of, or exposure to the following is a plus, but not required:

  • Automatic Target Recognition

  • Radar signal processing fundamentals

  • MATLAB, Python, and C++

  • Experience with running simulations on high-performance computing (HPC), graphics processor units (GPU), and other advanced processing platforms


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Pay Range:

Pay Range $118,300.00 - $182,000.00 - $245,700.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.