Senior RF Test Engineer

Polytec Personnel Ltd
30 Nov 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced RF Test Engineer to develop and implement test solutions for a Cambridge based company. You will work with RF Design Engineers as part of a test group involved in the testing of early prototypes through to the verification and regulatory testing of the final system.


* Develop test plans and procedures based on requirement specifications and detailed engineering design specifications
* Construct RF test systems using commercial test equipment and custom fixtures
* Execute test plans and programmes, analyse and collate test results
* Create test reports suitable for further internal analysis, and as deliverables to external clients
* Take responsibility for device hardware configurations and test rig development
* Assist in the regulatory test process
* Work closely with Design Engineers to ensure testability


* A good degree in electronic engineering or related field
* Relevant experience working as an RF test engineer
* Practical experience of building test systems and testing early stage prototypes and final products
* Familiarity with RF test equipment such as spectrum analysers, network analysers, signal generators, power meters
* Familiarity with RF test methods and standard RF blocks such as filters, splitters
* Knowledge of standard RF tests such as receiver sensitivity, receiver noise figure, adjacent channel selectivity
* Ability to analyse problems and adapt tests as necessary to investigate issues
* Able to create and present test reports in a logical and accurate manner
* Excellent communication skills

The following would be an advantage:

* Familiarity with environmental chambers
* Antenna measurement techniques
* Knowledge of a broad range of wireless technologies (e.g. GSM, UMTS, LTE, DECT, BT)
* Understanding of the testing required by the Radio Equipment Directive
* Ability to design or maintain automated test programs using Labview, Matlab or other software
* Experience of electronic fault finding

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