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RF / Microwave Design Engineer

  • Location:

    Portsmouth, Hampshire

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

  • Salary:

    £35.00 - £40.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Daniel Aspinall

  • Contact email:

    Daniel.Aspinall@morson.com

  • Job ref:

    164951DAS_1563445085

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Expiry date:

    2019-09-12

  • Start date:

    ASAP

  • Client:

    Morson International

Job Description

We are looking to recruit a 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

Essential Skills:

  • Experience in RF-Microwave circuit design and development of sub-system architectures for high frequency analogue equipment, ideally (but not essential) in satellite communications.
  • Experience of high speed digital serial links would be advantageous
  • Recent experience with Keysight ADS (preferably version 2011 and later)
  • Substantial analytical and technical problem-solving skills particularly within a manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to liaise with internal projects and component suppliers.
  • 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

ADDITIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION: WE SEEK A RF/MICROWAVE DESIGN ENGINEER WHO HAS WORKED IN A MILITARY / DEFENCE ENVIRONMENT / INDUSTRY WITHIN THE LAST 12 MONTHS OR WHO IS CAPABLE OF OBTAINING SECURITY CLEARANCE (SC LEVEL MINIMUM)