Radio Frequency Communications Electronics Designer/Architect

in Wharton, NJ

Radio Frequency Communications Electronics Designer/Architect Job

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  • Organization

    Ideal Innovations, Inc.

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  • Job Location

    Wharton, NJ, US

  • Job Type

    Full Time

  • Clearance Level

    Current DoD Secret Clearance (requires US Citizenship)

  • Career Level

    Current DoD Secret Clearance (requires US Citizenship)

  • Remote


  • LocalizedDescription

    Picatinny Arsenal, NJ


  • In this role as RF Communications Designer, you will be an integral part of the design, development, integration, and test of precision fires radar systems supporting Long Range Armament Munitions and Counter-UAS Weapon Systems. These programs are key to solving urgent needs to protect US military and civilian personnel.
  • The Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Armaments Center is a national asset vital to national security and is unfettered in its ability to deliver products and provide world-class facilities and services. You will join a dynamic team of engineers, sensor specialists and industry experts developing the world’s most-capable weapon systems. The CCDC Armaments Center provides a unique experience in a fast-paced yet “business casual” environment.
  • The RF Communications Designer position supporting the Battlespace Applications Branch of the Tactical Effects, Protection & Interactive Technologies division provides a unique opportunity to support development of leading-edge technologies addressing key issues affecting national security. The opportunity to collaborate with some of the most innovative and talented minds of the military/industrial complex combined with the vast resources of the CCDC Armaments Center is unique indeed.
  • You will make significant impacts to national defense by applying your analytical skills to implement the next generation technologies used on the battlefield.
  • You will have the opportunity to hone and expand your skills in RF Communications Designer and algorithm development to facilitate development of leading-edge, integrated sensor and weapon systems. Each day will present a new opportunity to learn and grow by strengthening and expanding your abilities in problem solving through RF Communications Designer. You will have opportunity to leverage the industry’s most advanced electronics design and prototype development tools provided by one of the nation’s premier research and development organizations. Professional development is encouraged and expected.
  • Day-to-day activities of the RF Communications Designer include system requirements development and documentation, circuit design, integration and test. The RF Communications Designer will participate in all phases of system development from conceptual design through field demonstrations and test events. The RF Communications Designer will participate in design review meetings, interact with Integrated Product Teams, hardware and software developers, integrators, test range personnel and the intended user community. Occasionally, you will travel with the development team to military test ranges to conduct site visits or testing and evaluation activities for commercial and/or military systems.


  • An Engineer with expertise in Electronics Design for Radio Frequency (RF) communications is required to support the development of a communication data link between projectiles with transceiver/receivers and platform radar systems.
  • Provide program support to the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command – Armaments Center (CCDC-AC) Battlespace Applications Branch Precision Radars Team at Picatinny, NJ.
  • Conceive, design, develop, evaluate and test compact communication systems and components for automated sensor-enabled weapon systems. Tasks involve design of low Size, Weight and Power (SWAP) transceiver modules that fit into the form factor of various small, medium, large caliber munitions capable of surviving gun launched shock and temperature environments.
  • Prototype designs will be developed, fabricated and tested throughout system development phases; from early conceptual design to refined pre-production designs.
  • Assist project and system engineering team leads in translating customer or project end-state requirements and to derive technical system requirements and propose engineering solutions
  • Support System and Project Leads in the development of interface control documentation of the transceiver communications electronics and radar systems
  • Interface with Battlespace Applications Branch Chief and technical leads; Integrated Product Team Leads (IPT) and customers within CCDC-AC to inform RF Communication system design
  • Support and participate in the demonstration and test events at DoD test ranges across the US


  • B.S. in relevant technical discipline and 5 years of relevant experience in circuit design, integration, and test
  • Desire to contribute to research and development of programs focused on future weapon systems
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • US citizenship
  • Ability to secure a security clearance
  • Good communication skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to work in a team environment Travel: up to 50% travel depending on the project
  • Shift: Day Shift

Job Qualifications

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering
  • Antenna design expertise is not required, but background knowledge is a big plus as the transceiver electronics modules must integrate and interface with antenna and projectile guidance, navigation and control electronics
  • Department of Defense Secret clearance

Additional Information

Who We Are

Our company values innovative and intuitive people who want to help identify and develop creative, unconventional solutions for our clients.

Ideal Innovations Inc. is a service-disabled veteran-owned company specializing in innovative solutions to our client’s most difficult challenges utilizing biometrics, forensics, scientific and I/T SMEs. We staff the greatest number of contractors to the Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency (DFBA) Biometrics Operations Division (BOD) in Clarksburg, West Virginia.

At Ideal Innovations, we are:

+ Innovators

Innovators of creative services, solutions and products for our clients.

+ Intuitive

Intuitive to our client’s needs and desires.

+ Identifiers

Identifiers of unconventional, rapid solutions for our client’s challenges.

What We Offer

+ Learning & Development

You will be encouraged to reach your full potential. You will be provided the resources to grow professionally & enhance your skills through Tuition Reimbursement & LinkedIn Learning (with unlimited access to 13,000 online training courses and videos)

+ Join a Team of Innovators

You will work with very innovative and intuitive people. You will enjoy collaborating on teams that identify and develop the most impressive thought-provoking solutions and products for our clients.

+ Flexibility

You will experience the flexibility needed to balance work and manage your personal life while accomplishing great things both professionally and personally.

+ Competitive Compensation

You will receive competitive compensation with access to a comprehensive benefits package to include generous paid time off/paid holidays and lucrative 401(k) matching with 100% vesting at the completion of your first year, plus a host of other perks.

+ Rewards & Recognition

You will be recognized & rewarded for achieving ground breaking results that lead to the continued success & growth of the company.

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