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Applied Electromagnetics Division (AED) of Applied Research Associates, Inc (ARA) is seeking an experience RF engineer to join our team in Dayton, OH. We are looking for a Principal RF Engineer who is an authority in Applied Electromagnetics who will help us grow our business with the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. The right candidate will be a leading expert in applied electromagnetics for either ground or air-based applications. As a Principal RF Engineer, you will identify, define, and recommend solutions to complex technical problems based on general input from the Government customers.

Are you passionate about applied electromagnetics? Do you want the freedom to pursue your technical dreams while growing your own business area? Do you want to serve your country and support the warfighter? Then Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) is the place for you! We are looking for an authority in RF engineering, electronic warfare, radar systems, or signal processing who will help us develop our radar systems business.

As a Principal RF Engineer, you’ll also focus your duties in the following key areas:
• Business Development
+ Lead marketing/business development for current and new clients to grow and sustain expertise within ARA and solve key problems for Government customers.
+ Serve as a subject matter expert by leading and contributing to business development and R&D projects across ARA.
• Project Work and Oversight
+ Meet with Government customers and program team members on a regular basis to guide, review, and plan future actions on projects.
• Proposals
+ Lead proposal preparation for new opportunities.
+ Coordinate and communicate with other groups/divisions on joint proposals.

Required Qualifications:
• US Citizenship
• An active TS clearance is required or held within the last year
• 10-12 years in a field of applied electromagnetics
+ 8-10 years in radar system design and development
+ related experience in project development & execution
+ 5 years in electronic warfare
• Doctorate in Radar Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Physics is preferred
• Able to demonstrate superior record of creative work including disclosures and patents
• Marketing & business development skills
• Experience in proposal writing and management skills
• Leadership experience (technical, project and/or prior management experience)
• Ability to obtain SAP/SCI tickets
• Willing to relocate to the Dayton, Ohio area

Company & Division Information
Applied Research Associates, Inc. is an employee-owned international research and engineering company recognized for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. The company, founded in Albuquerque, NM, in 1979, currently employs over 1200 professionals. ARA offices throughout the United States and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil technologies, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement. The corporation also provides sophisticated technical products for environmental site characterization, pavement analysis, and robotics.

ARA’s Applied Electromagnetics Division (AED), located in Dayton, Ohio, offers a collaborative work environment that provides growth opportunities for self-driven, intelligent, and dedicated people who are eager to be a part of motivated teams developing tomorrow’s technology. At AED we perform advanced research and development related to electromagnetic propagation and scattering, design and fabrication of antennas and radomes, RF measurement testing services, electro-optics, RF materials, microelectronics, and computational modeling and simulation. We operate in a highly technical field, with a talented staff of engineers, scientists, and technicians with backgrounds in electrical engineering, applied mathematics, physics, and computer science. We share a passion for finding the best solution to our customers’ problems.

At ARA, employees are our greatest assets. The corporation realizes that employee ownership spawns greater creativity and initiative along with higher performance and customer satisfaction levels. ARA gives its employees the tools, training, and opportunities to take more active roles as owners. The culture is challenging; innovation and experimentation are the norm. Employees are eligible for contributions which not only add to the company’s success, but also their own through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The motto, “Engineering and Science for Fun and Profit” sums up the ARA experience. For additional information and an opportunity to join this unique workplace, please visit our website at

Please apply at for the Principal RF Engineer position.

• 18 year(s): Experience in a field of applied electromagnetics

• 5 year(s): Background in electronic warfare
• 5 year(s): Background in radar system design and development

• Doctorate or better in Electrical Engineering
• Doctorate or better in Physics or related field
• Doctorate or better in Systems Engineering or related field

• Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
• Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest
• Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject
• Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking
• Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them

• Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

• Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization
• Entrepreneurial Spirit: Inspired to perform well by an ability to drive new ventures within the business
• Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility
• Peer Recognition: Inspired to perform well by the praise of coworkers
• Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)