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CACI International RF Antenna Engineer in Sterling, Virginia

RF Antenna Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

Time Type: Full time

Minimum Clearance Required to Start: Top Secret

Employee Type: Regular

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CACI's Advanced Solutions Group (ASG) is comprises a 1,300+ person staff based at numerous CONUS and OCONUS locations. The majority of the ASG workforce maintains TS/SCI clearances and holds technical degrees with significant experience serving and developing not only highly specialized systems for DoD, national, and civilian customers, but architecting, delivering, and sustaining end-to-end mission solutions worldwide.

  • The National Solutions division develops, fields, operates, and sustains RF collection systems and specializes in geolocation, advanced SIGINT processing, analysis, and reporting systems for national customers.

  • The Tactical Solutions division focuses on developing, delivering, and sustaining SIGINT systems for worldwide fielded forces, including traditional data collection, analysis, and reporting to cognitive early warning/electronic attack and fixed and mobile counter-UAS (c-UAS) systems.

  • The Space Operations and Resiliency division provides operations, sustainment, and modernization support to a worldwide network of ground-to-space antennas; develops leading-edge enterprise ground solutions; and provides onsite operational support to launch, on-orbit, and space battle management for DoD, national, and civilian customers.​​​​​​​

What You’ll Get to Do :

We are looking for self-driven and passionate Antenna Engineers to join our antenna and RF engineering team within ASG.

At CACI Sterling Virginia facility you will be involved in all stages of design and development of high-performance state-of-the-art antennas. We develop unique solutions to address our nation’s most challenging technical requirements that cannot be met by commercially available antennas. Our capabilities include industry standard software tools for RF analysis and antenna design such as ADS, WASP-NET, HFSS, and GRASP, prototyping and fabrication facility, and our own state of the art Spherical Near Field Range.

As a hands-on Antenna Engineer, you will design antennas structures for 100MHz-40GHz RF range, including but not limited to:

  • Electronically Steered Arrays

  • Specialized broadband antennas

  • Reflector feeds

  • Shaped reflector systems to meet unique mission requirements

You will help define the RF requirements and architecture to meet mission requirements for new systems:

  • Perform analysis of alternative designs and develop the overall RF architecture. You must have a strong understanding of, and passion for, antennas and RF technology.

  • Mentor team members and supervise design and development to provide new technical solutions that can be deployed to fielded systems to support the warfighter.

You’ll Bring These Qualifications :

  • Minimum of Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with focus in Electromagnetics and Antennas.

  • At least 5 years of antenna design experience with BS EE degree

  • At least 2 years of antenna design experience with MS EE degree

  • In depth understanding of RF system design processes and trades.

  • Knowledge of RF propagation, antenna structures, and their electromagnetic behavior.

  • Experienced in using tools such as HFSS and MATLAB.

  • Experience in designing, building, and testing prototype RF systems and antennas.

  • Hands on experience with Vector Network Analyzers and Spectrum Analyzers.

  • Must be eager to learn and develop additional technical skills.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Active TS/SCI clearance

  • Experience in the analysis, design, and testing of phased arrays and reflector systems.

  • Experience in antenna performance characterization using indoor test ranges.

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:

$94,400 - $198,300