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RF Engineering and Subsystem Integration

Malibu, CA, USA Req #373
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Located in Malibu, California, HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art.

RF Engineering and Subsystem Integration position

Contribute technical expertise and work within a focused team that designs, fabricates, integrates and tests RF and electromagnetic components and subsystems at frequencies ranging from below 0.1 to 200+ GHz. Work closely with scientists and engineers to develop state of the art RF components such as antenna and RF front-ends and subsystem assemblies for communication, radar and EW applications. Additional job functions include solving customer problems, writing invention disclosures, publishing papers, briefing customers, participating in proposal activities and assisting in marketing HRL expertise.


Minimum 3 years of experience with high-frequency circuit, electro-magnetic and system simulators such as ADS, AWR, VSS, Sonnet, HFSS and other RF & EM tools for design of antennas and RF front end modules and subassemblies. Experience with standard microwave equipment such as VNA, spectrum analyzer, antenna ranges, etc. is essential.

Working knowledge of high frequency RF/EM simulators and CAD layout. A working familiarity with common passive and active microwave structures and network analysis techniques. Knowledge of module and subsystem operation/integration is a plus. Understanding of device physics desired.

Applicant must be able to interact professionally with program managers, co-workers, customers, operate complex electronic equipment, perform detailed analyses of integrated circuits, and prepare written and oral presentations. Ability to work well in a team and independently. Must be willing to travel and work in a team of highly skilled engineers on complex projects, and willingness to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (e.g. driver’s license, special tools or restrictions):
U.S. citizenship is required. Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance is required.


M.S. or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

HRL offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Our benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment.
HRL Laboratories is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training or promoting, on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, U.S. military or protected veteran status, union membership, or political affiliation. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Malibu, CA, USA