Remote RF Design Engineer

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Job Description

This is a remote contract-to-hire position based in Fredericksburg, VA

Benefits including medical, dental, vision, etc., 401K, PTO offered on contract duration


Our client specializes in RF Test and Measurement products, especially for cellular communications, serving Commercial, Government, Military, and Law Enforcement customers. Our client develops and produces survey tools for cellular communication systems, phone based measurement, stimulation tools, forensic tools, and integrated RF recording and playback equipment.

The RF Design Engineer will work with several groups at our client, including the software engineering, production, and quality teams to accelerate new hardware feature integration for our next generation RF measurement products. Ability and a passion to prevent and solve engineering problems is a key aspect of this role. The RF Design Engineer's primary responsibility is designing RF circuitry, and will include prototype bench work and transitioning products to production.

Essential Duties:

•Candidate will be responsible for designing and evaluating RF architectures, sub-systems, boards, and components, including RF switches, limiters, up-converters, down-converters, attenuators, LNAs, mixers, filters, etc.

•Participate in and lead RF design tasks including requirements analysis, specification generation, interface definition, component selection, simulation, schematic capture, and advise on board layout

•Participate in simulation, testing, and troubleshooting of RF designs, including bench testing and debugging using test equipment

•Apply hands-on in-depth knowledge of RF test equipment including signal generators, vector network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, power meters, and oscilloscopes

•Develop test plans and procedures for verification of RF designs

•Participate in and lead the RF aspects of design reviews

•Manage schedule, cost, and technical responsibility at the system and board level

•Identify and work with suppliers of RF components and sub-systems

Top Skills Details:

RF, Hardware, Circuit, Architecture

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

•Candidate must have 5+ years of design experience in RF/Microwave products and broad knowledge of RF systems, understanding of RF concepts such as receiver sensitivity, dynamic range, noise figure, phase noise, and transmitter linearity and power measurements

•Must have in-depth understanding of appropriate RF board materials and knowledge of RF circuit layout techniques

•Should have an understanding of EMC design guidelines for PCBs and systems

•Should have an understanding of RF filter designs including LC, ceramic, SAW, BAW, crystal, etc.

•Should have strong written and interpersonal communication skills

•Must be able to work independently and produce measurable results

•Candidates must be eligible to obtain a security clearance

Additional Requirements:

•BS in Electrical Engineering or similar work experience (Master's Degree Preferred)

•5 or more years of experience in Electrical or RF Engineering, with demonstrated experience in the design and testing of printed circuit boards for RF/microwave frequencies

•Experience with Altium Designer is a plus

•Past experience with rugged military requirements is a plus

•Technical experience in the areas of signal processing, signal analysis, direction finding, geolocation, embedded systems, antennas, or communications systems is a plus

•Experience using engineering analysis and development tools such as Labview and Matlab is a plus

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The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.