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Rf & Microwave Design Engineering Manager

Job Title: RF & Microwave Design Engineering Manager
Location: US-CA

MUST BE A US CITIZEN 

Overview:
Client  has  over 50 years of experience in the design, development, and manufacture of sophisticated microwave/RF components and integrated assemblies for the most demanding challenges. Our products and capabilities are sought after by civilian and military organizations spanning numerous global markets, including Aviation, Communication, Electronic Warfare (EW/ECM/CIED), Industrial, Missile/UAV, Radar, Satcom, Space, and Test and Measurement.

Responsibilities:
Lead an RF & Microwave Design Engineering team in the design and development of complex solid-state power amplifiers (SSPAs) and multi-function modules (MFMs) for defense and space applications with functionality to include wideband frequency converters, synthesizers, high-isolation switches, noise sources, phase shifters, power detectors, Solid State Power Amplifiers, and variable gain amplifiers.
Manage personnel development, new business proposals, and the successful design, development, and production release / transition of new products.
Manage employee development & operational improvements of the IMA design group in support of company goals & objectives. Participate in recruiting & team development.
Technical responsibilities include leading the design of RF architectures and systems using chain analysis and frequency planning tools (primarily using VSS). Design of RF components using ADS, MWO, HFSS, Sonnet, Spice or Cadence. Evaluation and selection of devices appropriate to the applications and meeting the customer requirements—this includes design or usage of LNA, PA, filters, mixers, frequency multipliers, isolators, couplers, and phase locked oscillator and synthesizers. Perform trade studies for noise figure, power compression, spurious, and bandwidth. Perform hardware layout, component evaluation, prototype construction, and test. Prepare test methods and specifications, analyze and test hardware to verify performance. Lead PDR, CDR, PRR design reviews and give presentations to management and customers. Lead project design teams.
Provide guidance on technology trends and help drive our industry competitiveness, especially as it pertains to SWaP improvements.
Required Skills:
Extensive experience with devices, circuitry, and systems operating at RF, microwave, and millimeter-wave frequencies. Ability to design circuitry for high frequency receivers, transmitters, and signal generation. Experience with design tools such as MWO, ADS, HFSS, Sonnet, Spice, or Cadence. Knowledge of signal routing and packaging technologies for devices and subassemblies. Ability to conceptualize initial component and system designs with schematics and block diagrams; lead project team execution of assembly, test, debug, and optimization; and organizing results for design reviews and customer presentations. Ability to communicate clearly with excellent speaking, writing, and presentation skills.

Qualifications:
BSEE required, MSEE or PhD preferred.
15+ years work experience in the Microwave & RF industry at microwave and millimeter-wave frequencies.
Previous experience managing & developing technical employees. Strong analytical and problem solving skills with ability to find creative and innovative solutions. Strong lab skills using test equipment, and ability to tune and align circuitry. Ability to use Matlab, Mathcad, or programming languages to perform complex analyses. Must be proficient with electrical design software such as AWR’s Microwave Office or ADS. Familiarity with HFSS, CST, and/or Sonnet for EM simulation would be a plus. Must have excellent communications skills. Will participate in the preparation of technical proposals to support new business opportunities. Will frequently be asked to present to customers and executive management. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively as part of a team, and be flexible within a dynamic environment. Committed to personal excellence and high corporate ethical standards. Ability to be organized and meet project goals and deadlines, and lead multiple project design teams and proposal tasks simultaneously. Must be a US Citizen and able to obtain a Security Clearance

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