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KBR RF Communications Systems Engineer in Reston, Virginia

RF Communications Systems Engineer

Location VA - Reston

Req # 5508

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 motivated RF Communications Systems Engineer to work onsite with one of our Intelligence Community customers in Reston, VA. A qualified candidate will have broad experience working in the development of end user equipment and radio frequency transport segments.


  • Provide RF engineering design and analysis assessments for Comm user equipment and transport segments

  • Develop plans and integrate user equipment with a variety of short and long range terrestrial and Space based RF networks

  • Conduct assessments including modulation techniques, antennae characteristics, software defined radio methodology, digital signal processing, and GNU standards

  • Conduct test design; anomaly resolution; system deployment and sustainment support.

  • Perform or assist in design, development, installation and testing of operational equipment

  • Conduct system anomaly trouble shooting and interface with vendors and mission partners to ensure systems will meet the end goals of stakeholders. Position Requirements:

  • 10+ years’ experience working in RF communications development industry

  • Experience with RF communications systems engineering and/or integration is highly desired

  • Experience with RF antenna design, analog and digital signal conversion, and Satellite Comm is highly desired

  • Experience with waveforms, waveform design, and characteristics reducing probability of detection/interception

  • Experience with Digital Signal Processors and the application to perform traditional and non-traditional functions

  • Experience with Position Navigation Timing, RF interception, and geo location techniques

  • Experience with user equipment (to include mobile devices), data transport and processing across local wide area and global networks for information transfer is highly desired

  • Familiarity with foundational concepts of cognitive radios and technology leveraging for a range of purposes

  • Proficiency in using Matlab, Simulink and/or other modeling, simulating, or analyzing tools is highly desired

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment

  • Experience supporting the IC community is desired

  • Experience in the telecommunications industry is desired

Education: Bachelors of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline; or equivalent experience; graduate level degrees is desired.

Travel: Some OCONUS travel may be required.

Security Requirements: Active TS/SCI CI Poly security clearance required.

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.