Work With Us Careers Senior RF Engineer

Job Post Date:

Aug 11, 2017


Carlsbad, CA



Job Description:

Aethercomm designs and manufactures RF and Microwave amplifier modules, subsystems and systems. The majority of our work is custom. The reliability and effectiveness of thousands of Aethercomm products has been tested and proven in combat, helping to protect and save the lives of our warfighters.

Aethercomm is looking to fill a Senior RF Engineer position.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

•Simulating, designing, prototyping and testing of Power Amplifiers. Applications include general RF circuits such as LNAs, filters, switches, mixers and power amplifiers, with special emphasis on power amplifiers. Design range in frequency from UHF/VHF to millimeter waves.
•Design of simple low frequency analog, digital control circuitry and simple power supplies is required.
•Knowledge of transmission lines, RF circuit matching and S-parameter based design is required.
•Design lead at the circuit and simple subsystem level.
•Knowledge of simple power amplifier, transmit and receive system budgeting is a requirement.
•Proficiency with standard RF test instrumentation such as VNAs, spectrum analyzers, signal generators and analyzers, as well as general purpose laboratory equipment is required.
•Participate in all phases of a projects life cycle including system architecture design, schematic creation, parts selection, prototype development, system integration, system verification and transitioning projects to other engineering team, the manufacturing department, or product delivery to a customer.
•Take initiative and/or participate in discussions, to solve interdisciplinary technical issues in a cross-functional team environment.
•Assist in the preparation of SBIR (Small Business Innovative Research) proposals for submittal to applicable government agencies.
•Provides information regarding "as built" configuration as required for permanent records including schematics and BOM’s.
•Prepare and review PDR/CDR presentation packages.
•Respond to customer inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within scope of knowledge or refer to an employee of higher classification.
•Assist with paraprofessional activities including design material presentation preparation and other related technical support.
•Provide Engineering support to the Test and Production departments as required.
•Monitor technical literature and conference papers for the latest technological developments; recommend new technologies for insertion into company’s technology roadmaps.


•A minimum of 5 years’ experience and a BS degree is required. A MS degree and 10 years experience preferred.
•Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
•Excellent project management skills.
•Must be able to effectively communicate effectively with internal and external customers and vendors.
•Ability to multi-task.
•Candidate should be proficient with circuit simulators such as AWR's Microwave Office and/or Agilent's ADS, and general SPICE simulators. In addition, working knowledge of industry schematic and layout tools such as Mentor Graphics PADS is required.
•Working familiarity with EM simulation tools such as Ansoft's HFSS is a plus.
•Proficiency in math analysis packages such as Matlab and MathCad is advantageous.
•Knowledge of EPICOR MRP system a PLUS.

Must be a US Person and be able to obtain a US Security Clearance.

Local candidates only!

We offer excellent compensation, full benefits and a high visibility environment for fast track promotions and rewards.

Aethercomm offers a dynamic environment to create new products that are used to save lives.

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Interested in this position?

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