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RF / Microwave Design Engineer

Summary:

Ability to work closely sharing both industrial and functional design view, from the very early stages of the design through the serial production phase and up to the in- service life of the product (whole product lifecycle), working in close collaboration between the Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and any other disciplines involved throughout the whole product lifecycle. Understand the organization, infrastructure, constraints and limitations of Program industrial planning, supported by Quality/supply chain, plants, pre FAL, FAL, Flight Tests or/and Delivery Centers. Understand global systems/products and their interdependencies during industrialization phase. Must be able to work autonomously and lead others.


Job spec/description:

Job Description
An RF - Microwave design Engineer with experience of front-end transmission / reception circuits and products is needed to join an established RF equipment design group to develop SSPAs, LNAs, Frequency Converters, Receivers and Beacon equipment for satellite communication payloads from UHF through to Ka band. Familiarity with design and manufacture for high reliability harsh environments is highly desirable. The ability to employ your skills in a flexible and adaptable manner will open this position to a trained individual. Working as part of a multi-disciplined team, you will be involved at every phase of the product lifecycle.

Key Responsibility Areas:
*Design and manufacturing support for a wide range of equipment including new Power Amplifier and frequency converter products covering electrical RF/DC performance analysis, assessment of mechanical realisation and oversight of production test
*Undertake detailed design of amplifier matching circuits, filters, mixer circuits and entire circuit line-up using Keysight ADS
*Perform development testing of own designs and support to the lead engineer
*Generate equipment analysis documentation for internal and external Design reviews
*Support product production including results reviews and problem solving from sub-circuit through to equipment level
*Technically Liaise with Customer and Partner companies

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge
Essential Skills:
*The candidate will be educated to degree level with a good pass (upper second as a minimum) in an engineering related subject
*Experience in RF-Microwave circuit design and development of sub-system architectures for high frequency analogue equipment, ideally (but not essential) in satellite communications.
*Recent experience with Keysight ADS (preferably version 2011 and later).
*The candidate must possess excellent communication and inter-personal skills, and the ability to interact with subject matter experts regarding a wide range of technical and operational topics
*Substantial analytical and technical problem-solving skills particularly within a manufacturing environment.
*Ability to liaise with internal projects and component suppliers.
*Self-motivated team player capable of working with minimum direction
*Experience using RF and microwave test equipment

Desirable Skills:
*Experience in design for high reliability and harsh environments
*Familiar with new product introduction, Dfm, DfT

Personal Attributes:
*Excellent communication skills
*Team player
*Drive and Commitment, maintaining high standards
*Ability to produce clear concise technical design documentation

Intrinsic Job Factors:
*Occasional travel within the UK, Europe & North America/Canada
*Tight Deadlines (regular or ad-hoc)