Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer

iRF’s RF Engineering Group is continuing to grow.  We added to the team in 2021 and are looking to do so again in 2022  with a Senior Radio Frequency Engineer or Principal RF Engineer.  If you are considering a move and looking to combine your extraordinary talents and experience with many of the best and brightest minds in the RF industry, continue reading.

Position Summary:

  • Lead the development of state-of-the-art, miniature microwave receivers for government and military applications.
  • Perform top level requirements analysis and design of system architecture, including frequency plan, cascade analysis, and development of specifications for sub-assemblies.
  • Circuit design experience in the area of RF/microwave circuit miniaturization is critical in this role, with a history of designing RF circuitry with low noise figure, low phase noise, as well as very good 2nd and 3rd order intercepts.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Top level system technical design of RF/microwave receivers as well as individual circuit designs
  • Project engineering, providing technical guidance to project team members
  • Will have specific product and project management responsibilities
  • Regularly interfaces with customers, and contributes ideas to new product development and IR&D
  • Functional subassemblies of wideband microwave receivers including detailed design of RF/IF Frequency Converters, IF Filtering and Amplification, AGC Loops, AM/Log Detectors, FM Demodulators, Frequency Synthesizers (PLL and Hybrid), Lumped Element and Active Filters, A/D and D/A Converters, Op amp Circuits and Power Supplies. Familiarity with Group Delay Equalization, Image Canceling Mixers, Spectral Display Generation, and YIG Oscillator/Filter Control
  • Generation of technical proposals and white papers to support sales and marketing activities
  • Support Corporate initiatives and flow down initiatives as directed
  • ESD Awareness
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications:

  • Be familiar with the specification and selection of receiver key components including microwave amplifiers, mixers, filters, YIG devices and frequency synthesizers.
  • Experience in the area of high-speed digitization and a working knowledge of application of DSP techniques or digital radio concepts is highly desired.
  • History of designing RF circuitry with low noise figure, low phase noise, as well as very good 2nd and 3rd order intercepts.
  • Knowledge of specification tradeoffs a must, i.e., how achieving better numbers in one specification may require a degradation of another specification (RF attenuation may yield better SFDR at a cost of NF, etc.)
  • An individual with high degree of technical competence and good interpersonal skills will provide individual technical contributions as well as technical leadership and guidance to other project team engineers.
  • This individual must be hands-on, and able to get things done in a small company environment.
  • The candidate should possess leadership qualities and be able to work well with and lead a diverse group of engineering disciplines.
  • Candidate should be familiar with computer design tools including Microwave Office, MATLAB, PSPICE, or other tools
  • At a minimum, a BSEE and 10+ years of related experience in the area of microwave receiver design.
  • Must be US citizen and have the ability to obtain security clearance
  • Must be able to pass a drug test

Competencies:

  • Initiative
  • Organizational Awareness
  • RF Expertise
  • Project Management
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Ethical Practice
  • Sense of Urgency

EOE, including disability/vets.

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