Senior RF Engineer ( FL , CENTRAL CA ,MA )

Senior RF Engineer

Department: Engineering
Location: FL , Central CA , MA

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.

• 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
Technical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• 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
• 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

• 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 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.

• 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

Travel: Up to 25% domestic US travel may be required

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

• Driving Results: Motivate to persistently pursue and achieve effective results, which drive the business forward
• Collaboration & Influencing: Engage, challenge and work effectively with others
• Driving Change: Drive change and continuous improvement in own and wider business environment
• Functional & Technical Excellence:
• Decision Making: Make effective and timely decisions by sourcing and analyzing critical information
• Stakeholder impact: Effectively build relationships both internally and externally, understanding the customers’ needs
Impact and Scope:
• Set example to the rest of the business unit to ensure they embrace the highest organizational standards
Key Internal and External Relationships:
• Liaise with internal customers configuration management, design, procurement, planning, manufacturing, quality
• Some communication between the customer and suppliers
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