Electronics Design Engineer & Architect (RF & Microwave)

£40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits package
25 Jan 2017
22 Feb 2017
Tony Smith
Clearance Level
Job Type
My client, a world leader in the defence sector, requires an RF/Microwave Electronics Design Engineer & Architect to join their Datalinks Electronics Design Team, which supplies datalinks across the entire range of missile systems covering land, air and naval systems.

This role, covering the definition, architecting and design of high bandwidth, high-frequency radios, provides a unique opportunity to develop and broaden technically with exposure to complex and technologically advanced projects and products.

More details below. If you are interested, please apply at the bottom of the page.

What will you be doing?

The RF/Microwave Electronics Design Engineer & Architect role encompasses the definition, architecting and design of high bandwidth, high-frequency radios; including low noise amplifiers, high power amplifiers, frequency synthesisers based on multiple technologies, filters and the design of interfaces to software defined radio circuits based on digital and FPGA circuitry. These designs must operate in harsh environments (vibration, shock, thermal, etc.)

You will work closely with Systems Teams, Firmware & Software developers, Digital Electronics Designers and with other related teams such as Component Engineering, PCB Design/Layout, Mechanical Engineering, manufacturing and others. As a Principal RF/Microwave Electronics Design Engineer and Architect you will report into the Hardware Team Lead and or RF Design Lead with future opportunities to be the RF Design Lead for new programs.

To be suitable for this role your experience will include:

Qualifications, ideally to degree level, in RF Electronics or a closely related subject.
Proven ability to design complex RF Electronics including Receive & Transmit amplifier chains, filters and frequency synthesisers, from first principles both at block diagram level and at component level over the 10Mhz to 30GHz range.
Ability to define frequency and level plans
Familiarity and experience of design to meet EMC & RF compliance.
Knowledge and or proven experience in design/development of Software Defined Radio (SDR) would be advantageous.
A good understanding of the complete product development process preferably for defence products.
Proven use/exposure to RF design software (such as ADS, Matlab & Simulink)
Proven hands-on prototyping skills & evidence of both standard and complex RF Test Equipment.
Possess good problem solving skills.

RF/Microwave Electronics Design Engineer & Architect
Salary - £40-50K plus benefits

Keywords: Electronics Engineer, Electronics Design Engineer, RF, Microwave, Design, Electronics, Radios, Amplifiers, Frequency Synthesisers, Digital, FPGA, EMC.

With access to some of the most sophisticated technology in the defence sector this is an exciting and rewarding employer.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This role is a PERMANENT position

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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