Antenna Design Engineer

  • Location

    Stevenage, Hertfordshire

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    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Contact:

    Kevin Burke

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Microwave Design Engineer

Location: Stevenage
Duration: 6 Months
Rate: Negotiable

This is a contract position with a world leading missile & weapon systems company, they are an integrateed defence company that provide missiles and missile systems to each branch of the armed forces.


  1. Design and develop active RF and microwave circuits (including transmitters, receivers, microwave modules, synthesisers) which will be used in missile seekers
  2. Interact with internal customers and suppliers to understand circuit design requirements, volume constraints and environmental specifications so that the final design is compliant with the overall requirements
  3. Provide technical advice and assistance in pursuance of existing and new business, particularly in the fields of RF & Microwave Engineering and ensure the effectiveness and competitiveness of the proposed technical solutions Skills and Knowledge


  • Active Microwave, RF and Analogue Design
  • Design, Simulation & Layout using ADS
  • Hardware test and trials
  • Diagnose hardware problems using various methods; e.g. visual inspection, data analysis in design
  • Knowledge of mixed signal board techniques
  • Appreciation of digital electronics & FPGA's
  • Awareness of manufacturing techniques and capabilities
  • Appreciation of mechanical design & module packaging
  • Clear understanding of engineering tools, processes and procedures
  • Be conversant with RF design tools including ADS, HFSS is also desirable but not essential
  • Be able to write high quality test requirements and generate test reports
  • Generate plan of activities
  • Consistent ability to deliver required output within agreed timescales

Additional Security Information
Due to the sensitive nature of the product, all applicants must be capable of obtaining UK MoD security clearance to SC level.