Senior RF Engineer, Phased Arrays RF

Job Locations


Being on the BlueHalo team means working alongside the brightest minds in technology on the toughest challenges facing our nation – not just every once in a while, but every single day. Together, we are leading the transformation of modern warfare and each BlueHalo employee plays a key role. That’s why our investment in you goes beyond a rewarding salary and benefits package. We’re committed to providing our people with the best opportunities to develop their skills, share their knowledge, and push their innovative ideas to the cutting-edge. Having fun doing it with a team that feels like family all across BlueHalo Nation is the ultimate perk. From Space and Directed Energy to Cyber and Intelligence to C4ISR and Air & Missile Defense, there is no limit to where you can take your career with us. Are you ready to launch a career at BlueHalo?


Blue Halo is making substantial corporate investments to build out new mission area capabilities in Advanced RF Systems. The Advanced Radio Frequency Systems (ARFS) group is dedicated to developing next-generation digital beamformed phased arrays for the U.S. warfighter. ARFS provides novel solutions to customer needs enabling multi-band, multi-mission capabilities in the telemetry, electronic warfare, and communication defense markets while leveraging commercially available technology. As an emerging technology area, the ARFS group is quickly growing capabilities based on a core set of personnel that has extensive experience developing and fielding RF systems for Department of Defense (DoD) customers.

A qualified candidate has a background and interest in RF Engineering including phased array antenna design, frequency converter design, high power amplifier design, and digital beamforming using reconfigurable FPGA hardware. The successful candidate will have background knowledge in full wave electro-magnetic simulation tools such as CST MWS or Ansys HFSS with a focus on implementation of designs.

BlueHalo will provide related training and senior leadership, while availing testbed hardware, processing electronics, tools, and new equipment to support buildup and field test of advanced processing capabilities.  The successful candidate will report as an engineer within Systems Engineering group.  

Essential Functions:


  • Support the growth and development of the Advanced Radio Frequency Systems (ARFS) campaign are through exemplary program execution including design and development, system assembly, integration, and test, system fielding, and long-term product support
  • Design and development of phased array antennas for military applications to include antenna elements, frequency converters, high power amplifiers, radomes, and frequency selective surfaces.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions


Work Environment

This job operates in professional/secure office & laboratory environment. This position routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, fax machines and other equipment as needed.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position with flexible work hours based on program needs and employee work/life balance.



Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be required.



Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or Physics from an accredited four-year university with more than 5 years’ experience.
  • Design experience in full-wall electromagnetic simulation tools such as CST Microwave Studio or Ansys HFSS to design antennas and microwave structures
  • Experience designing and implementing planar microwave structures such as: transmission lines, filters, and impedance transformers
  • Cascaded RF circuit analysis background for noise figure, phase noise, and P1dB system modeling
  • Background with frequency converters for block up / down conversion in phased array antennas
  • Must be a US Citizen, able to obtain and maintain a US DoD TS/SCI Clearance.


Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Master of Science / Doctorate in Electrical Engineering or Physics from an accredited four-year university with more than 10 years’ experience.
  • Experience with Altium Designer for schematic capture / layout of RF circuit card assemblies
  • Familiarity with digital beamformed phased array systems and components
  • Current US DoD TS/SCI Clearance

Leading the Transformation

The BlueHalo Effect
It speaks to who we are as a company, a global protective ring that shields everything we most want to safeguard, an unbroken line that ensures our customers retain the advantage in any battlespace, from high above the Earth to deep in cyberspace. It’s who we are, a halo, a protector, the light of inspired engineering keeping our Nation safe.
Our vision is a world where national security is certain because technical superiority is assured.
 Join us and become a vital element of The BlueHalo Effect!
EEO Statement 
BlueHalo is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable workplace accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an email to Please indicate the specifics of the assistance needed. This option is reserved only for individuals who are requesting a reasonable workplace accommodation. It is not intended for other purposes or inquiries.


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed