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Senior RF/Microwave Design Engineer

Senior RF/Microwave Design Engineer Location MD, KS or FL Job Description Job Purpose: • Lead the design and development of new RF component products within established product portfolio. • Develop solutions using robust quality standards and in a manner consistent with business strategy and processes. • Manage projects from inception through qualification in accordance with the phase gate processes. Duties & Responsibilities Responsibilities: • Support, contribute to, and promote a safe work environment • Be the subject matter expert for RF/microwave filters; In-depth knowledge in distributed components and passive devices • Use Electrical, RF and thermal test equipment in support of design validation. • Translate customer specifications into design, manufacturing, quality, and testing requirements. • Utilize Thermal, EM and FEA simulation software in support of new product development. • Prepare technical proposals, and presentations as required to support customers, sales representatives and lead design reviews • Interface with suppliers to evaluate component specification and new materials • Participate in the development of product and technology roadmaps, in support of cross-functional stakeholders • Support cross functional design reviews including requirements definition, manufacturability assessments, and application of GD&T. • Coordinate with on-site manufacturing and quality engineers to facilitate initial build and prototyping of products developed by regional project teams • Propose enhancements to new and existing product designs to optimize manufacturability • Ability to perform root cause analyses utilizing established problem solving tools and methodologies • Proactively identify project risks and mitigation plans to accelerate the development cycle and ensure delivery commitments are met • Provide technical support to organizational stakeholders including Manufacturing, Quality, Marketing and Sales • Participate in and contribute to team training, development, mentoring, on-boarding and audits • Demonstrate behaviors consistent with the value system Planning and Decision Making: • Coordinate with regional project team to ensure milestones are achieved and risks are mitigated • Set priorities and complete needed deliverables with minimal assistance • Suggest changes in working conditions and use of equipment, systems, tools and process to increase organizational effectivity • Analyze and resolve work problems independently and support others in doing the same • Utilize experience, analytical capacity, problem solving tools, and judgment to plan and accomplish goals Impact and Scope: • Design authority for new and existing product configurations • Collaborates across multiple functions, sites, and regions • Contributes to achievement of functional goals and objectives The Individual Technical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with 5 years of relevant work experience. • Must have a mature understanding of RF& Microwave Theories. • Proficiency in 3D electromagnetic (EM) simulation and linear circuit analysis • Proficiency in key RF test equipment such as network analyzers • Proficiency with CAD including 3D solid modeling. AutoCAD and SolidWorks preferred • Familiarity with military and industry standards and other relevant specification • Familiarity with mechanical / finite element analysis • Ability to analyze complex problems using data-driven approach and define solutions • Able to clearly communicate and discuss technical concepts in English and Spanish is a plus. • Knowledge of thin and/or thick film process technology a plus. • Knowledge of RF, digital, fiber optic, and power interconnects a plus • Familiarity with ISO9001 and AS9100 Physical/Emotional Demands: • Employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit and talk or hear. • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. • Some travel may be required for training and/or other business purposes including customer and/or supplier visits.


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