Riverside Research Institute

Senior Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer

Location US-OH-Beavercreek
ID 2024-3302
Future Opportunities
Position Type
Full Time Salary

Riverside Overview

Riverside Research is an independent National Security Nonprofit dedicated to research and development in the national interest. We provide high-end technical services, research and development, and prototype solutions to some of the country’s most challenging technical problems.
 All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship.

Position Overview

The Riverside Research Engineering and Support Solutions (ESS) directorate conducts Research and Development (R&D) of cyber-physical attacks against embedded systems. As a Senior Radio Frequency Engineer, you will collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team of research engineers and scientists on a range of microelectronics research projects. You will lead the design, development, and testing of embedded systems. The position is in Dayton OH and requires a Top Secret security clearance (SCI Eligible).   Remote work is not available for this position. Travel is not expected to exceed two to four times a year.


  • Primary RF Subject Matter Expert (SME) leading the development and test of embedded systems.
  • Work with Project Manager and Principal Investigator to plan, lead, and execute technical resource application to project; manage and communicate deliverable status and timelines.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

  • Active DoD Top Secret (TS/SCI or SCI Eligible)
  • Extensive experience with RF hardware design using SoCs from 70MHz-6GHz.
  • Deep experience with frequency-hopping radios systems.
  • Expert knowledge and experience with EDA tools for schematic capture and layout.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a EE or related technical area with 12+ years relevant experience, a related technical Master’s degree with 8+ years relevant experience, or a PhD in a related technical area with 5+ years relevant experience.
  • Programming in C/C++ and Assembly
  • Excellent organizational, engineering, and communications skills.
  • Ability to manage timelines, product delivery, product quality.
  • Able to work individually and as a lead member of a multi-discipline team.
  • Experience leading a small technical team on research projects.
  • Willing to work in a secure US Government facility.
  • Interest in solving open-ended research challenges.
  • Experience presenting technical material to both technical and non-technical audiences.


Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with GnuRadio or Redhawk.
  • Technical writing experience.
  • Python (preferred) or other scripting experience.
  • Hardware reverse engineering experience.
  • Experience working in a secure US Government facility is desired.

Global Comp

$155,000 - $165,000 This represents the typical compensation range for this position based on experience, location and other factors.

Closing Statement

Riverside Research Institute is a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, where service to our customers and support of our staff is our overall mission. Riverside is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring.  Riverside offers comprehensive compensation and benefit packages to our employees.
Riverside bases its employment decisions solely on technical experience, qualifications and other job-related criteria related to our organizational purpose as a not-for-profit company, and without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran’s status or any other status legally protected by applicable federal, state, and local law.


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