Sr. Electrical Design Engineer (Antenna and Radome Engineer) Job

Company Name: Alliant Techsystems

Location: Beavercreek, OH, US - 45410

Job Duration: 2021-11-09 to 2021-12-09


Job ID: TS20162911-37463

With annual revenues in of nearly $4.5 billion, over 12,000 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission — whether it’s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world’s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation’s largest manufacturer of ammunition.

Orbital ATK is currently recruiting for Antenna and Radome Design Engineer at our Dayton, OH location.

Orbital ATK’s Dayton, OH design, manufacturing, and test facility is seeking an experienced Engineering Professional for the position of Antenna and Radome Design Engineer. Required skills / capabilities include Conformal Antenna and Radome Design, particularly for aerospace applications. Other highly desirable capabilities include design of Fixed and Electronically Steerable Arrays, Low Observables, FSS Radome Design, CEM Analysis, RF / Engineered Materials, Project Leadership, and Systems Engineering. Products under development include Conformal Aerospace Antennas, Passive and Active Arrays, FSS Radomes, and Low Observable Structures and Treatments.

Job Description:

This position will require individual and team focused research, design, analysis, prototyping, test validation, and manufacturing support. Prior experience with Design for Manufacturability & Affordability is preferred. The ability to engage in Leadership and/or Systems Engineering roles is emphasized. Prior experience with the requirements of MIL-STD-461/462/464/810 and DO-160 is beneficial. Applicants must Demonstrate prior working experience in Conformal Antenna Design, Passive and Active Arrays, low observable (LO) / RCS reduction techniques, and substantiate prior project leadership and/or systems engineering experience. Design and Analysis will include industry standard software packages, along with a host of proprietary software tools. Daily planning and project status updates will be required. Regular communication with management staff and customers, along with Integrated Product Team (IPT) members is expected to be successful. Plan and assist hardware test validation using standard microwave equipment and techniques including vector network analyzer (VNA) and anechoic chamber.


• Active Secret Clearance or ability to obtain (typically requires US Citizenship)
• MS in Electrical Engineering, specializing in RF / Electromagnetics; PHD is desirable
• Minimum 10 years with B.S. or related experience, 5 years with M.S. or PhD
• Relevant experience in aerospace industry, with design experience in conformal antenna apertures / arrays, FSS radomes, and LO structures
• Demonstrated ability to develop product designs independently, and verify those designs through prototype fabrication and testing
• Solid background in electromagnetics
• Willingness to work cooperatively in a team
• Experience with Computational Electromagnetic codes such as HFSS, FEKO, PMM, XPATCH, RAM2D, etc.
• Ability to code in MATLAB preferred
• Working experience with the test and evaluation of microwave devices, utilizing RF test equipment such as a Vector Network Analyzer (VNA)
• Proficient in MS Office suite
• Experience fostering and leading in a culture of continuous improvement
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Desired Capabilities:

• Working experience within various anechoic test chambers

• Ability to create software algorithms for design, optimization, and data analysis using MATLAB
• Familiar with common material measurements for the extraction of electrical properties
• Knowledge of composite manufacturing processes
• Ability to work across multiple projects and follow through to completion


Initial survey and phone interview(s) followed by on-site professional interview, including a presentation demonstrating stated capabilities. A background verification, including references supporting relevant work experience will be required.

If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

Orbital ATK Flight Systems Group provides products and services that span the launch, missile systems and aerospace markets. We are a premier producer of solid rocket propulsion systems and specialty energetic products; a leading provider of small and medium class space launch vehicles for Civil, DoD and Commercial missions; a major supplier of interceptor boosters and target vehicles for missile defense; and a world class manufacturer of composite primary and secondary structures for commercial and military aircraft and launch vehicles.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D

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