RF Test Engineer

RF Test Engineer

Job Title: RF Test Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 897208_1613489436
Contact Name: Marc Temple
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 16, 2021 15:30

Job Description

RF Test Engineer
My client is looking for an experienced RF Test Engineer to join the team based in Portsmouth. The team is responsible for designing, validating and supporting RF test systems used during satellite test campaigns.
Key Responsibilities
-RF lead of a Test Systems Engineering team assigned to develop RF test systems for telecom payload projects
-Liaise with the payload Systems Engineering team to define payload RF test strategy and translate customer requirements into work packages to enable RF Test System Engineers to develop RF measurements
-Support design reviews of deliverables to project and support project level gate reviews including PDR, CDR, TRR and TRB
-Define and assist in development of RF measurements from customer requirements
-Provide mathematical analysis to define and document measurement uncertainty
-Produce hardware specifications from requirements, to support make or buy decisions
-Interface with RF test equipment suppliers to define hardware and stay up-to-date with developments in the industry
-Define test system RF verification/validation plans and approve results
-Produce reports and documentation to support gate reviews and product compliance
-Support test system deployment during test campaigns, working hands-on and closely with other teams in a cleanroom environment to resolve technical issues
-Produce technical reports to enable closure of NCRs raised during product testing
Skills Required
-Deep technical knowledge of telecommunication satellite architecture and RF hardware used on analogue and digitally processed payloads, including receivers, converters, amplifiers, DSPs, waveguides and antennas etc.
-Solid and proven theoretical RF knowledge and practical experience in the design and implementation of hardware & software for test systems
-Detailed knowledge of RF test methods typically used within the satellite industry including BER, EVM and NPR measurements
-Knowledge of modulation and coding schemes
-Extensive experience using RF/Microwave test instrumentation: Network Analysers, Spectrum Analysers, Power Meters, Signal Generators / Arbitrary Waveform Generators
-Position - RF Test Engineer - Contract
-Location - Portsmouth
-Rate - Negotiable
Key Words - RF, Radio Frequency, Test, Systems, Microwave, Instrumentation
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
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