Principle RF Design Engineer

Recruiter
CWR Consultancy
Location
Northamptonshire
Posted
18 Apr 2019
Closes
10 May 2019
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
As a key member of a highly skilled multi-discipline technical team, you will work closely with the Principle Design Engineer and Engineering Director looking after the specification, design, analysis, build and test of new designs. This is an exciting time for this design and manufacturing electronics business as they look to increase their product portfolio and double the headcount of their engineering department. It is vital that you have a breadth of knowledge across RF system architecture and circuit design as well as the latest RF components and technologies.

Your responsibilities will include:

* RF simulation using large and small signal models

* PCB and mechanical layout

* Design of associated DC supplies including switch mode power supplies (SMPS) and DC sequencing circuitry for power amplifiers.

* Design of linear high-power wide band RF amplifiers up to 200watts using for example, GaN and LDMOS technology

* Design of up convertors and down convertors.

* Design of filters and antennas

The ideal candidate will have the following:

* Design experience and a thorough understanding of RF communication systems/products

* Practical experience of testing prototype RF circuitry using standard RF laboratory equipment

* PCB design layout experience

* Good understanding of designing linear RF systems

* Good understanding of digital modulation techniques particularly COFDM

* Proven track record using Microwave Office

* Experience in 3D mechanical design

* Knowledge of direct modulation and demodulation method

This is a forward-thinking progressive environment that is going through significant growth so it is essential that the RF Design Engineer is able to develop initial ideas and prototype them quickly whilst providing documentation such that testing can be done effectively by others for production use. You will have a natural aptitude for working in a fast-paced design and manufacture environment and have willingness to take instruction and contribute ideas in a team environment.

You will have an Engineering Degree, 10+ years’ experience as a design engineer and experience in the defence or aerospace sector

Due to the location of this role and nature of their services, it is essential you have a valid UK passport and your own transport

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