Principal Radio Frequency and Signal Processing Engineer - Military veterans preferred

ManTech (


  full-time   employee

Fort Meade
United States

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Become an integral part of a diverse team while working at an Industry Leading Organization, where our employees come first.  At ManTech International Corporation, you’ll help protect our national security while working on innovative projects that offer opportunities for advancement.


 ManTech International Corporation is seeking a Principal Radio Frequency and Signal Processing Engineer to lead a multi-disciplinary team of engineers in developing mission critical Radio Frequency (RF) Communications and Digital Signal Processing (DSP) capabilities in the Ft. Meade, MD area.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Serving as the project’s RF Subject Matter Expert and liaison to internal and external stakeholders

  • Leading multi-disciplinary teams in designing and developing capabilities for the detection, demodulation, and processing of RF communications signals

  • Developing analytical techniques for the identification, characterization, and survey of RF communications

  • Researching and reverse engineering new signal processing techniques and modern RF communications

  • Supporting new business development efforts to include identifying contract growth opportunities, developing solutions to support new business capture, and providing RF Subject Matter Expertise across the organization

  • Mentoring junior engineers in RF and digital signal processing techniques


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related discipline and 20 years of related experience, or a combination of education and related experience.
  • Applied experience in the detection, demodulation, and processing of modern RF communications systems across the VLF to SHF ranges

  • Broad antenna design experience including early concept development, requirements analysis, antenna design, test and evaluation, and risk assessment
  • Experience with radio direction finding systems to include antennas, front end phase matched cabling, and receivers.
  • Experience with RF Communications and Digital Signal Processing software development
  • Experience designing and developing Software Defined Radio (SDR) solutions to include Software Communications Architecture (SCA), REDHAWK and GNU Radio
  • Experience programming in a Linux environment using C/C++ and/or Python
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills with attention to detail and the ability to create technical documentation and plans

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related discipline.

  • Experience with HFSS or other antenna modeling software.

  • Experience with Matlab or other signal processing modeling tools.


Security Clearance Requirements:

  • TS/SCI with Polygraph


Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50%.

  • Needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine and computer printer.

  • Often positions self to maintain computers in the lab, including under the desks and in the server closet.

  • Frequently communicates with co-workers, management and customers, which may involve delivering presentations. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.

  • May be asked to move Audio/Visual or Computer equipment weighing up to 50 pounds across and/or around a business campus or large facility.

For all positions requiring access to technology/software source code that is subject to export control laws, employment with the company is contingent on either verifying U.S.-person status or obtaining any necessary license. The applicant will be required to answer certain questions for export control purposes, and that information will be reviewed by compliance personnel to ensure compliance with federal law. ManTech may choose not to apply for a license for such individuals whose access to export-controlled technology or software source code may require authorization and may decline to proceed with an applicant on that basis alone.

ManTech International Corporation, as well as its subsidiaries proactively fulfills its role as an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, marital status, physical or mental disability, status as a Disabled Veteran, Recently Separated Veteran, Active Duty Wartime or Campaign Badge Veteran, Armed Forces Services Medal, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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