RF/Microwave Systems Architect

Scottsdale, AZ

Posted: 09/12/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Engineering Job Number: 230410

Title: RF/Microwave Systems Architect

Location: Scottsdale AZ

Duration: 12+ months

Clearance: Department of Defense TS/SCI security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.



General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) has an opening for a RF/Microwave Systems Architect in our Scottsdale, AZ location. This position requires the conception, design, development, and support of space-flight qualified receivers and transmitters. The candidate must be a RF/Microwave systems architect who possesses a strong background in circuit design and analysis. Responsibilities include architecture, detailed design, and performance prediction of wide bandwidth (>> 500MHz), high dynamic range, low noise receivers and transmitters, modeled using Agilent ADS, Genesys, or other simulation tools.


Candidates must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Previous hardware design experience for frequencies up to 40GHz required, preferred experience up to 90GHz
  • Deep understanding of mixers, amplifiers, tuners, filters, Microwave/Millimeter-Wave Monolithic Integrated Circuit devices, Multi-Chip Modules, and high frequency packaging
  • Cascade analysis of RF/Microwave modules and systems to predict gain, IP2/IP3, noise, and power
  • Frequency converter spurious analysis for multiple conversion systems
  • Phase noise analysis
  • Application of Analog-to-Digital Converter/Digital-to-Analog Converter devices
  • Experience with Agilent ADS, Genesys or other simulation tools
  • Experience with HFSS, Momentum, or other electromagnetic simulators
  • Experience with MATLAB
  • Experience with worst case analysis, space-flight qualification and design constraints
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