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CACI International Electrical Engineer in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

Electrical Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

Time Type: Full time

Minimum Clearance Required to Start: Secret

Employee Type: Regular

Percentage of Travel Required: Up to 10%

Type of Travel: Continental US

Job Description:

What You’ll Get to Do:

  • Work with cutting-edge technologies including RF transmitters, RF receivers, GPS, RF amplifiers, and digital circuits specifically tailored for UAVs and land-based sensors.

  • Apply RF test techniques and characterize components and circuits relevant to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

  • Assist engineers in design investigations, product replication, and development processes, focusing on UAS applications.

  • Conduct basic research, testing, debugging, performance validation, quality control, and deployment related to UAS electronics.

  • Aid in the development of test fixtures using the latest electronic and mechanical CAD software, 3D printing, and PCB fabrication, with a particular emphasis on UAS requirements.

  • Gain immersion and growth opportunities in manufacturing processes and test methods, specifically related to UAS technologies.

  • Conduct fundamental investigations, evaluations, applications, and design implementations of new technologies, with a focus on integrating them into UAS platforms.

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Knowledge or experience with analog or digital RF circuits, particularly in the context of UAS.

  • Proficiency in using RF test equipment such as network and spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, mixed-signal generators, and power meters.

  • Knowledge of drone hardware, software, and communication protocols.

  • Experience in soldering small and large components, with an understanding of UAS-specific requirements.

  • Ability to design power distribution systems, including wiring harnesses and battery systems, tailored for UAS applications.

  • Experience with the design and integration of electronics on Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Remote Controlled Improvised Explosive Devices (RCIED), or waterborne IEDs.

  • Responsible for Test, Verification, and Validation (V&V) of fabricated threat replicas utilizing benchtop equipment while following appropriate test plans.

  • Collaboration with engineers and peers assigned to projects to rectify discrepancies in design and/or documentation, specifically focusing on UAS electronics.

  • Ability to troubleshoot circuits and perform repairs as necessary, with a keen understanding of UAS-specific challenges.

  • Capability to perform all functional duties independently, ensuring the seamless operation of UAS-related tasks.

These Qualifications Are Nice TO Have:

  • Experience with COTS multi-rotor and fixed-wing aircraft, to include hobbyist UAS experience.

  • Knowledge of various modulation formats in communication, particularly in the context of UAS applications.

  • IPC soldering certification, with a focus on meeting UAS-specific standards.

  • Experience with tools/skill sets including Software Defined Radios (RTL-SDR, HackRF or similar), RFID, and Near-field Communication (NFC), with a focus on integrating them into UAS platforms.

What We Can Offer You:

  • We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

  • Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

  • We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

  • We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

  • For over 60 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

Company Overview:

CACI 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, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected characteristic.

Pay Range : There are a host of factors that can influence final salary including, but not limited to, geographic location, Federal Government contract labor categories and contract wage rates, relevant prior work experience, specific skills and competencies, education, and certifications. Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives. We offer competitive compensation, benefits and learning and development opportunities. Our broad and competitive mix of benefits options is designed to support and protect employees and their families. At CACI, you will receive comprehensive benefits such as; healthcare, wellness, financial, retirement, family support, continuing education, and time off benefits. Learn more here (

The proposed salary range for this position is:

$63,300 - 129,700 USD