Senior RF Engineer (Analog/Communications Engineer)  

A company located in Furlong is growing and is currently seeking a Senior RF Engineer to join our team of experienced professionals. The individual will design and develop requirement driven new products as well as support our base of field proven products supporting globally leading integrators of RF & Microwave transmitters, receivers and related subsystems using various analog and digital modulation/demodulation (MODEM) techniques, for Defense and Aerospace Systems.

The company is an industry leader in flight vehicle transmitters and receivers used to transmit telemetry and command/control between various Aviation, Munitions, Space Launch vehicles/Satellites and the ground monitoring systems used in R&D and flight launch. These products offer our customers high reliability under some of the most extreme operating environments, with high efficiency, in small form factors.

Requirements include:

  • BSEE ( MSEE preferred)
  • 10-15 years of relevant experience in Aerospace/Defense Industries
  • S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Well organized and detail-oriented team player but able to operate independently
  • Independent problem solver
  • Excellent analytical skills with ability to manage multiple projects
  • Ability to prepare organized and timely test and progress reports
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, Power-Point, Visio, Adobe Acrobat and Outlook email applications
  • Proficiency in design tools, such as Microwave Office, AutoCAD and PADS or Altium
  • Minimal travel required
  • Must be very comfortable working directly with the management team

Position will support all product life phases including:

  • Propose / Requirements Development/Architect
  • Design / Develop/Trade Analyses
  • Test / Evaluate / Prototype
  • Production Support / Failure analysis
  • Customer and Sales Support (Limited travel)

Candidate should have first-hand experience in:

  • RF development work in frequency ranges from UHF to C-Band, minimally
  • RF design studies and analysis (manually and with simulations tools such as Microwave Office)
  • Breadboarding and RFIC Component performance testing and evaluation
  • Prototyping and final design creation and support, including initial PCB layout guidance and review
  • Engineering documentation generation and support (Microsoft Office Suite of Tools)
  • Parts Selection and Bill of Materials generation and support
  • Test Plans and Reports
  • Engineering Review Packages, including customer attended design reviews and presentation
  • Production, Test, and Assembly documentation
  • Managing product testing both in-house and at third-party sub tiers
  • Design and development of RF Power Amplifiers, Modulators, Synthesizer/PLL, Splitters / Combiners
  • Legacy analog techniques, such as OP Amp filters and control circuits
  • Understanding and development of present-day digital RF modulation techniques

Ideal candidate would also have prior experience in, or a desire to learn, the following areas of expertise:

  • DC-DC Converter (Switch-Mode Power Supply) designs up to 100 Watts
  • Communications analysis, link margin, BER and Modulation Efficiency
  • Co-design and co-architect modern DSP based transmitters and receivers, working with an embedded/digital designer
  • Serial I/O protocols, such as RS-232, RS422/485, I2C, SPI, as well as Ethernet

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