RF Engineer

Southern Research
Birmingham, Alabama 35211
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
U.S. CITIZENS ONLY!  Due to the nature of our research and the necessity to obtain security clearance, the Engineering division of Southern Research is only permitted to consider and hire U.S. Citizens for this position.  Permanent Residents and Visa-holders are not eligible for employment.  Please keep these restrictions in mind when reviewing our engineering opportunities.
Southern Research is a market leader in testing, characterization, and understanding of advanced materials in extreme environments.  From advanced carbon-carbon composites to complex refractory metals, Southern Research brings world-class expertise and test facilities to the problems facing government and commercial customers in the aerospace, defense, and industrial sectors.
General Summary
This position participates in the design and implementation of electronic and radio-frequency (RF) systems for applications within the Systems Development department.
Key Responsibilities
Others may be added
  • Plan and implement methodologies and procedures to apply principles and theories of engineering and/or physics.
  • Model and simulate analog/digital electronic and RF systems.
  • Develop and perform test procedures to validate new hardware and software.
Position Specific
  • Effectively analyze and interpret signals and waveforms.
  • Design, implement, maintain, and improve electrical instruments, equipment, facilities, components, products, and systems.
  • Document each research stage in a clear and concise manner with figures that efficiently communicate the results.
  • Interface with engineers and scientist of varying disciplines during the design of new systems.
  • Participate in team assemblies to analyze, develop requirements, and make recommendations for moderate to complex systems.
  • Perform creative problem solving for experimental systems.
  • Prepare specifications for purchase of components and equipment.
  • Ensure individual responsibilities within projects are completely satisfactorily, on time and within budget.
  • Perform other duties as required by supervisor


Minimum Qualifications
  • US Citizenship required.
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain security clearance at a level equivalent to Department of Defense (DOD) SECRET
  • MS Degree in Electrical Engineering/Physics
  • 3-5 years related experience
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with MATLAB
  • Digital and/or analog electrical hardware design experience
  • Strong mathematical/analytical problem solving skills
  • Ability to work well with others in a dynamic environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated to continually expand knowledge and skills related to this position.


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