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Senior Hardware, RF & Microwave Design Engineer

Senior Hardware, RF & Microwave Design Engineer

Job Title: Senior Hardware, RF & Microwave Design Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 893914_1506613848
Contact Name: Marc Temple
Contact Email: marc@electusrecruitment.co.uk
Job Published: September 28, 2017 16:50

Job Description

Senior Hardware, RF & Microwave Design Engineer
My client who are leaders in the Defence industry are looking for an experienced Senior Hardware, RF Microwave Design Engineer to join their team. They are looking for someone to lead the practical design of RF systems, particularly relating to Electronic Warfare simulators operating up to 40GHz.
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.
-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.

Key Skills

-A strong and practical background in designing RF systems (DC-40GHz), ideally for EW/radar applications, is required. This includes having a detailed understanding of RF components and their interfaces, sufficient to select these from suppliers, to design and integrate them into circuits and to commission custom and integrated parts where appropriate.
-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.


-Position - Senior Hardware, RF & Microwave Design Engineer
-Location - Farnborough
-Salary - Up to £60000 depending on experience

Key Words - Hardware, RF, Radio Frequency, Electronics, Design, Requirements, DC-40GHz, Radar, Keysight Genesys, Analogue, Digital, Doors

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 is a Permanent Position

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