RF Systems Engineer

£50000 - £60000 per annum + bonuses
14 Sep 2017
12 Oct 2017
Steven Mitchell
Clearance Level
Job Type
An opportunity to further your career within a market leading company that houses the most interesting engineering projects in the country and world. You might be looking for an increase in responsibilities, or you might be looking to step sideways into a company that employs over 10,000 people worldwide. Either way, this employer offers great career prospects and opportunities to work within a fantastic working environment.

High-end technology, market leading business, great salary and benefits in Hampshire.

Job Purpose:
To lead the practical design of RF systems, particularly relating to Electronic Warfare simulators operating up to 40GHz.

Scope / dimensions:
This role will suit an ambitious and highly competent RF systems engineer. The role requires an ability to specify, design and build the RF parts of Electronic Warfare systems that are typically worth several million pounds each and sometimes much more. The RF performance of these systems is critical to the overall success of the business, potentially impacting revenues of tens of millions of pounds per year.

Key Responsibilities:
* In support of proposals, to be responsible for ensuring that the RF performance of systems offered to customers will be met by the delivered product, through detailed understanding of the requirements, creative solutions and accurate RF modelling of the proposed system.
* In support of project management, to provide accurate estimates of effort and materials needed and to meet those estimates in practice.
* In support of systems engineering, to provide expert guidance on the best solutions to meet the required RF performance, to produce RF schematics from component to system level, to identify, define and write specifications for the necessary RF parts and their interfaces, to write the RF design documents and to present those at internal and customer design reviews.
* In support of mechanical design and assembly, to provide guidance on the layout, interfacing and environments necessary to ensure that the RF parts are optimally configured for assembly, maintenance and long life whilst meeting the required performance.
* In support of systems integration and test, to provide expert support in resolving RF problems with products and guidance in the optimal use of sophisticated RF test equipment as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
* A strong and practical background in designing RF systems, ideally for EW/radar applications, is required.
* Most of our RF design work is carried out using Keysight Genesys for system, component and EM simulation and Altium Designer software for schematic capture and PCB layout. Testing is carried out using high end RF test equipment such as spectrum analysers, power meters, frequency counters, oscilloscopes and phase network analysers. Expertise in all of these tools is required.
* Knowledge of radar and related electronic warfare RF systems, particularly RWR/ELINT receivers, DRFM-based jammers/target generators, up/down converters, filters, frequency synthesisers, TWTAs, antennas, photonic systems, DC/low frequency analogue electronics, digital hardware such as control circuitry and embedded microcontrollers would be advantageous.
* Experience of producing well-formed requirements and design documentation is also required. Requirements management and documentation are carried out using DOORS and experience of this software is an advantage.

This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of one of the most forward thinking companies in the UK and to further develop your own skills and capabilities.
If you believe that the prior details are relevant to your recent work experience then please do not hesitate to apply to this advert with your up to date CV. Alternatively, you can submit your CV to steven(dot)mitchell(at)modis(dot)co(dot)uk

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