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Antenna Designer/Specialist

Antenna Designer/Specialist

Job Title: Antenna Designer/Specialist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Industry:
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 895705_1589986757
Contact Name: Tony Smith
Contact Email: tony@electusrecruitment.co.uk
Job Published: May 20, 2020 15:59

Job Description

My client, a world leader in the defence sector, requires an Antenna Designer/Specialist to work on the design and development of novel antenna sub-system solutions.

This is a great opportunity to work in a state-of-the-art facility, surrounded by advanced technologies and innovative individuals in a role offering variety, skills development and an excellent corporate remuneration and benefits package.

The Antenna Designer role involves the design and development of novel antenna sub-system solutions to support higher level product developments. This will encompass creating, analysing and prototyping designs that, whilst constrained by limited available physical space and a harsh operating environment (vibration, shock, thermal, etc.) will still meet tough customer specifications and requirements.

The role will also include the ownership and delivery of the strategic vision for the department's antenna solutions through research and development of an antenna product line. As well as providing the focal point for the strategic and detail design work, the role will also involve making technical contributions where extensive and diversified knowledge of antenna principles are necessary, assisting less experienced members of the team as required.

You will work closely with RF Engineers, 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.

To be considered for this role, applicants will need to be qualified to degree level or equivalent in RF Electronics or a closely related subject, preferably specialising in antennas. You will have proven experience in Antenna Design and antenna product development covering a range of microwave frequencies; experience of UHF and/or frequencies in excess of X-band an advantage.

You will also have:
*Solid knowledge on EM theory and expertise with EM simulation tools such as CST or HFSS.
*Good knowledge of transmission line theory, matching circuits, active and passive RF circuit design.
*Hands-on experience performing S-parameter measurements and antenna pattern measurements, using anechoic chambers etc, including an ability to instruct external test houses.

In addition, the following would be beneficial:
*Knowledge of practical RF system design, including passive and active design such as path loss calculation, cascade noise figure, intercept point.
*Experience with embedded antenna design and miniaturized antenna design.

Antenna Designer/Specialist
Permanent
Location - Hertfordshire
Salary - Up to £60k DOE plus excellent benefits

Key Skills: RF, Radio Frequency, Antenna, Novel Antenna, Subsystem, Design, EM Theory, System, UHF, X-band, Electronics.

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 British Citizens (or British Citizens holding some dual nationalities). Applicants who meet these 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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