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Senior Rf Engineer

Title Sr RF Engineer

Location Florida

 

 

Job Purpose:

 

Responsible for all phases of product development from conception through production of RF/Microwave/MMW components (e.g. couplers, power dividers, LNA’s, mixers, PA’s, switches, phase shifters, attenuators, oscillators, antennas, ferrite devices, etc) and subsystems (e.g. transceivers, frequency converters, RADAR front-ends, radiometer front-ends, LO sources, frequency synthesizers, switch matrices, arrays) built up from these components. Responsibilities may include: Bid & Proposal, project management, detailed design, design for manufacture, testing and design production support. A high degree of flexibility is required due to the varying needs of the business, specific needs of the project, and along the project lifecycle. Requires a high degree of creative ability, engineering skill, and independent judgment.

Responsibilities:

·   Application of advanced technical concepts, techniques, and procedures to the development of RF/Microwave/MMW products. Identifies and documents functional requirements

·   Development of RF design and specifications, analysis of alternative designs, subassembly and module design, verification testing, and peer review of RF designs

·   Provide necessary documentation and technical expertise to support bid and proposal efforts including technical writing and costing

·   Contributes to complete major engineering projects or several small projects, including the efforts of Mechanical and Electrical Drafters, Technicians and other Engineering Staff

·   Prepare and provides formal briefings to the Staff and Project Sponsors

·   Lead technical discussions at project review sessions and in negotiations with the Project Sponsor

·   Define and organize proposed projects into the tasks and activities needed to solve the problems being addressed. Schedule work to meet completion dates and technical specifications

·   Regularly provide technical guidance and oversight to Technical Staff

·   Comply with and ensure department compliance with Company health, safety and environmental policies

·   Comply with all applicable U.S. export control and security regulations

·   Manage engineering projects for technical performance, budget, and schedule

·   Other duties as required

 

 

Job Description –1

 

Technical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Required:

·   Competent in RF linear and non-linear circuit simulation using software such as AWR, Eagleware, or ADS

·   Competent in analog DC, AC, and transient circuit simulation using SPICE or derivative

·   Competent in RF measurements and design validation procedures

·   Experience with 2.5D and 3D electromagnetic problems and simulation tools

·   General knowledge of military specifications for building, testing, screening, and producing various electronic devices

·   Ability to read customer specifications and select purchased parts based on customer documentation

·   Experience with Reliability analysis such as IAW MIL-HDBK-217

·   Self-motivated, reliable, and accountable individual who assumes task ownership

·   Ability to understand and evaluate metrics and apply process improvement measures

·   Ability to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines

Preferred:

·   Experience in component selection and certification for space based microwave designs

·   Knowledgeable of multi-layer printed wiring boards (PWB) design and layout up to 20 GHz

·   Knowledgeable of single-layer duroid and ceramic layout up to 40GHz

·   Knowledgeable of chip & wire/bare die design practices

·   Knowledgeable of waveguide design practices up to 325GHz

·   Knowledgeable of system architecture and block diagram planning of up converters and down converters

·   Knowledgeable of frequency planning and mixer spurious analysis for up and down converters

·   Knowledgeable of phase noise requirements, cascaded phase noise performance, and connection to hardware implementation methods

·   General knowledge of the requirements for and design of microwave sources, LNAs, SSPAs, mixers, filters, and synthesizers

·   SSPA design of at least 10W linear from C-band through Ka Band using GaN or GaAs devices

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, or relevant technical degree. Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering preferred.

Experience:

·         Minimum of 7 years (with MS degree) or 10 years (with BS degree) of microwave design experience in a product development environment

·         Experience with RF/microwave products is strongly preferred

·         Experience designing for harsh environments including space is strongly preferred

Travel: Up to 10% domestic US travel may be required

Security: U.S. Person required (U.S. Citizen, National, or Permanent Resident). Ability to obtain Secret Security Clearance, if needed.

Competencies:

·     Driving Results: Motivate to persistently pursue and achieve effective results, which drive the business forward

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