Principal Microwave Engineer

Ceema Technology Recruitment
10 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Principal Microwave Engineers are hard to come by, if you have this experience wouldn't you like to work for an international leader in the development of cutting edge sensor products deployed across a wide range of airborne platforms for our Aerospace and Defence customers.

Principal Microwave Engineer
Engineering the future

*Our technology defines the capability of the Eurofighter Typhoon
*Our products help return service men and women safely home to their families
*Our surveillance radar helps coastguards to save lives of people lost at sea
We are number 1 in Airborne Infra-Red Counter Measures, in Airborne Laser Designators and in Airborne Radar outside of the US
You will be joining our team of over 1,000 highly skilled engineers at our Edinburgh site. This is a great opportunity to bring your talents to our world class facility and form an integral part of our future.
We are looking for creative thinkers who have a passion for applying technology to solve real world problems and developing our next generation of world beating products.
The electronics function within Leonardo is looking for a talented Principal Microwave Engineer to join the team. You will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and experience to the design, development, and integration and production support of microwave circuits, components and sub-systems. Your work will be in support of a range of radar products being developed within an AESA Radar development team. You will be providing key technical support across all aspects of the product lifecycle, and over a portfolio of programmes.

Key Responsibility Areas
You will be responsible for developing microwave circuits and systems as part of the Microwave AESA development team.

This will include:
Microwave hardware requirements capture and management
Concept development and prototyping of Microwave PCBs
Packaging of microwave components and microwave module development.
Production of material for design reviews
Implementing design for manufacture and test
Preparation of manufacturing data packs
Technical support to sub-contracts and engineering interface with manufacturing
Development test and design verification

Skills, Qualifications & Experience Required
You will have a degree (Hons or Doctorate) in Electronic Engineering or related Science (e.g. Physics) with specialisation in high frequency circuits and techniques
You will have electronic design skills compatible with your degree
You will have current experience of designing and testing microwave circuits at a Principal Engineer level or above

You will also have current practical experience in one or more of the following areas:

Microwave PCB materials & design techniques
Microwave Sub-System Design
Knowledge of microwave power amplifier design & technology
Design of complex microwave switch matrices
Application of microwave GaAs/GaN MMIC
Design of complex passive microwave structures
EM 3D and 2D simulation techniques
Non-linear circuit simulation
Microwave component selection
Requirements capture and management
Design for manufacture and cost

You will be familiar with current industry standard ECAD tools. In particular you should have experience using one or more of the following tools : AWR Microwave office, CST Microwave studio, Agilent ADS, or AWR Visual System Simulator
You will have good communication skills and the ability to work in a team. You may also have team leader skills and experience of managing junior staff, budgets, cost reporting, project planning and subcontractor technical management.

So now you're part of our team…

You will benefit from everything you would expect from an industry leading people focussed company. This includes flexible working arrangements and generous benefits that can be tailored to your individual lifestyle. You will also benefit from training opportunities, access to leisure facilities, childcare and retail vouchers and an award-winning pension scheme.

Due to the nature of the tasks involved, any candidate being considered mush be capable of achieving full SC security clearance and may require access to caveated information such as UK Eyes Only and ITAR.

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