RF System Architect

Tiger Resourcing Solutions Limited
Reading, UK
12 Jul 2019
01 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
RF System Architect

RF System Architect to lead the design and development of the RF front-end system for Ku and Ka band satellite communication terminals. The role will drive the decision-making process around system level partitioning and architecture, development of key subsystems and components. This includes analysing system architectures, defining detailed module level and component level specifications, and working with IC vendors to identify custom and/or COTS solutions that meet performance and cost requirements. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the design, simulation, integration, and test of all RF components including HPAs, LNAs, beamformers, mixers, PLLs, signal distribution, and filtering.

The candidate should have experience designing both analogue and digital phased array transceiver circuit architectures and should be comfortable translating system level specifications down to subsystem and IC level requirements.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Lead the RF system architecture design
  • Develop MMIC strategy
  • Design, simulation, test, and documentation of RF sub-system
  • Derive module and component requirements
  • Detailed simulations of systems, modules, PCBs, and components
  • Interact with IC design houses, foundries and vendors
  • Customer presentations
  • Create test plans and verify designs in the lab
  • Optimize design for calibration requirements as well as DFM and DFT
  • Participate in discussions regarding technology development roadmaps

Skills and/or Experience Needed:

• BS or advanced degree in Electrical, Communications, Microwave, or related Engineering

  • 10+ years of experience in the fields of Microwave Circuits, MMIC Development, SATCOM

    Terminals, Phased Arrays, Signal Processing, Systems Engineering, and/or RF engineering
  • Knowledge of a broad range of IC technology nodes and how they impact performance and cost
  • Experience in VSAT terminal design and/or phased arrays
  • Experience in RF system architecture design and simulation
  • Knowledge of circuit topologies, critical design parameters and trades around HPA, LNA, Vector

    Modulator, Switch, Mixer, and other frontend MMICs
  • Experienced in the use of RF measurement equipment including spectrum analysers, vector

    network analysers, oscilloscopes, power meters, etc.
  • Knowledge of PCB design trades
  • Knowledge of antenna design and characteristics
  • Experience with satellite link analysis
  • Software Experience: Agilent ADS, HFSS, MATLAB

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