• Scientific Search
  • $86,205.00 -174,640.00/year*
  • Northampton , MA
  • Electronics/Semiconductors
  • Full-Time
  • 91 King St

RF Engineer

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, and 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.

Duties and 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
  • Required Skills and Experience

    Education: Bachelor s Degree in Electrical Engineering, or relevant technical degree


  • Minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience or Master s Degree in Electrical Engineering, or relevant technical degree
  • Experience with RF/microwave products is strongly preferred
  • 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
  • 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:

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Client offers a competitive salary package that is dependent on qualifications and experience as well as a strong benefit package, plus participation in a companywide bonus plan. Interested candidates should submit current resume along with salary history. For a faster response please include job title in subject line. Please note that all candidates applying must have proper US work authorization, client will NOT sponsor.
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    Associated topics: board, catia, engineer iii, engineer iv, ic, pc, pcb, rf, schema, systems engineer

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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