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RF Design Engineer

Job Title: RF Design Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Towcester
Salary: 55000 - 70000
Contact Name: Charlotte Sykes
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Job Published: almost 3 years ago

Job Description

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.