Microwave Design Engineer

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  • Location

    Hertfordshire, England

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence, Aerospace Electronics Engineering

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  • Contact:

    Andrew Morris

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Our client is a leader in Missile and Missile Systems. They are seeking a Microwave Design Engineer for a 6 month contract at their site in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.


  • Design active mixed signal RF/microwave modules (including transmitters, receivers, synthesisers) for RF seekers.
  • Interact with internal customers and suppliers to develop circuits to requirements including cost, volume constraints and environmental specifications.
  • Prove designs meet requirements by creating and testing to test specifications.
  • Provide technical support to existing designs, support production failures in the factory, solve obsolescence issues.


Candidates will need to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Active microwave, RF and analogue circuit design including simulation and layout using ADS (or similar) design tools.
  • Awareness of high-speed digital electronics and FPGA circuit design.
  • Ability to perform design proving test and trials in laboratory.
  • Ability to test and diagnose hardware problems using standard and specialist test equipment such as VNAs.
  • Working with electronics design teams to transfer schematics into layouts for mixed signal circuit boards.
  • Fully conversant with manufacturing techniques and capabilities including design for manufacture and test.
  • Ability to develop IDDs for designs, assess thermal management and component de-rating.
  • Understanding of and use of engineering tools, processes and procedures to publish designs, record compliance against requirements, identify and resolve non-conformances.