Digital Prospectors Microwave/RF Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts

Microwave/RF Engineer

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Peter Roos at

Phone: 603-772-2700

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Job Title: Microwave/RF Engineer

Location : Lexington, MA

Duration: 36 months and 40 hours per week

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. An essential function of this job is physical attendance. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer which includes providing equal employment opportunity for all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements to obtain a Security Clearance for access to classified information. An Active Secret Clearance is desired.

Our client, one of the most prestigious Research and Development Labs in the country, is working on solutions to our nation's most complex defense and commercial related challenges. We have placed hundreds of talented engineers with this client over the years - If you are qualified - we can get you in!!!

The mission is critical and the work is as cutting edge as it is rewarding. The teams are superbly managed groups of world class engineers from all types of interesting and diverse backgrounds - AND THEY ARE HIRING!

Make this your next career move as one of our many long term contractors or employees!

Work as our full time employee with full benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, PTO, Retirement, etc.) - OR - work as a W2 hourly contractor at a higher pay rate if you don't need the benefit package.


Our client’s Tactical Defense Systems Group supports the United States Air Force (USAF) in many mission areas that include air vehicle survivability, vulnerability of USAF aircraft to weapons systems, electronic countermeasures and air surveillance for homeland defense. In support of these efforts the group develops and tests with a number of prototype systems and testbeds that operate at various test ranges and onboard the group’s two airborne platforms. The Group requires one fulltime Engineer to design, develop, integrate, debug and test various new RF sensors used in these testbeds.

Position Scope/Job Functions:

Support is required with the design, development and implementation of the microwave, RF, and analog circuitry required for radar and seeker programs along with various test systems. Additional duties will include Instrumentation Signal Interface Standards Verification and electronics mentoring. The successful candidate will participate in the design, development and integration of high performance RF subsystems used in radar applications spanning frequencies from VHF through Ka-band. These include low noise receivers, frequency converters, exciters and transmitters. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to system design, component selection, layout, fabrication and testing. In addition to laboratory testing, some field testing and analysis may be required.

Skills: Required

Candidates should have knowledge of and experience in designing linear, wide dynamic range RF receivers and waveform generation systems in VHF through Ka-bands.

Experience with system design, component selection, layout, fabrication and testing is required.

Experience with RF subsystem engineering with the ability to perform system level trade analysis of issues such as sensitivity, dynamic range, linearity and spurs is required.

Candidate should have experience with using common RF test equipment (e.g., signal generators, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, power meters, oscilloscopes).

Education/Professional Certifications:

MS plus 3 years minimum experience, or BS plus 5 years minimum experience.


Founded in 1999, Digital Prospectors is an award winning recruiting and consulting firm that specializes in placing contract, contract to hire and direct hire engineers into rewarding opportunities with our impressive and ever-growing client base.

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Phone: 603-772-2700