RF Signals Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (www.kbrjobs.com)


  full-time   employee

United States

RF Signals Engineer

Location VA - Chantilly

Req # 5060

Minimum Clearance Required CI Poly

Thank you for your interest in joining the KBR team. Together, we can leverage the next generation of advanced technologies to deliver industry-leading capabilities across land, air, sea, space, and cyberspace. Our goal is to deliver innovative solutions using an agile, mission-first approach to address the most difficult technical challenges facing our customers. The only way that we can tackle these challenges is by recruiting the brightest minds in the industry to join our team.

KBR is seeking a RF signals engineer to support the NRO’s Advanced Systems and Technology (AS&T) Directorate. AS&T is the research and development (R&D) organization and provides innovative technology solutions that enable the NRO to solve the most challenging National security issues. AS&T is responsible for development and operations of technology demonstrations and operational prototypes that guide revolutionary change in how the NRO conducts intelligence mission. Capability pathfinders are developed to inform directorates and organizations on new CONOPs, prove out new sources or methods, replace technologies to fill mission gaps, and /or validate new mission areas. AS&T’s satellite experiments validate a technology or CONOP that solves challenging intelligence problems with innovative ground processing, or at times leverages commercial small satellites to advise the Government on concept selections.


  • Apply deep mathematical- and theoretical-based analytical ability of RF signal detection and characterization (LPI, LPD, LPE) for Customer technical initiatives
  • Provide technical review and assessment of RF signal technologies and theoretical concepts of signal characteristics
  • Advise on issues of feasibility and applicability of relevant new technologies to future satellite architectures, spacecraft concepts, and capabilities
  • Analyze alternatives to optimize performance and improve understanding of systems architecture and components
  • Prepare deliverables that include collection data, gap analyses, utilization analyses, statistical and forecasting analyses, presentations, written reports, and recommendations
  • Draft acquisition documents and other required solicitation/contract documents, and support to source selection activities as an advisor
  • Assist the IC customer with the oversight of technology development contracts and help develop status briefings for government and industry

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. with 5-11 years of experience; OR M.S. with 3-8 years of experience
  • Have technical and analytic ability in RF signal detection and characterization technologies and techniques for architecture and satellite design, development, fabrication, integration and test, and operations.
  • Five years’ experience with space systems acquisition and / or sustainment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills to partner with multiple teammates and customers.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic work environment.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 5-10 years’ experience with space systems acquisition and /or sustainment.
  • Understanding of acquisition and operations technology best practices.
  • Exposure to the system design trade process, assessing system design options, analyzing mission requirements, monitoring vehicle development, test development/execution, and tracking requirement verification.
  • Specific knowledge of the NRO space and ground systems and processes.

Security Clearance Requirements: ACTIVE TS/SCI with CI Poly

KBR is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.