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Jacobs Junior RF Hardware Design Engineer in Severn, Maryland

Critical Mission Solutions

Challenging Today. Reinventing Tomorrow.

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It's our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges, and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed –today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

Candidate will be responsible for designing, developing, testing, and evaluating RF, Microwave, and Analog hardware solutions for existing and upcoming products and seeing the process from concept through production and test. Candidate will be guided by senior engineers to develop and evaluate alternative approaches and architectures to satisfy requirements.

Candidate will design primarily at the schematic level, working closely with CAD designers in the development of layouts. Candidate will be a part of the development team that primarily develops specialized communications products for government, military, and commercial customers.

  • Select components to satisfy requirements for RF/Microwave/Analog circuits.

  • Utilize development boards , breadboards, analysis, and simulations to develop designs.

  • Work closely with software, mechanical, and senior RF engineers to develop overall product.

  • Design circuits at the schematic level and work closely with CAD designers to produce board layouts.

  • Test circuit boards to prove they function as expected, debug as required.

  • Assist in the development of production-level tests and participate in testing as needed.

  • Document results of testing.

  • Support transition to production.

  • Participate in product design reviews.


Here’s What You’ll Need:

Required :

  • A current TS/SCI security clearance.

  • Bachelors and 0-4 years experience, masters and 0-2 years experience, or High School and 8+ years experience.

  • Experience in RF/Microwave/Analog circuit board development.

  • Ability to setup and operate RF test equipment such as Spectrum Analyzers, Network Analyzers, etc.

  • Ability to generate schematics.

  • Ability to read and understand datasheets for RF and Analog components.

  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment with cross-functional teams.

  • Ability to support multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Effective time management and prioritization skills.

  • Excellent communication and documentation skills.

Preferred :

  • Experience with CAD programs such as Microwave Office, ADS, HFSS, CST.

  • Experience with Allegro, OrCAD, and/or Altium Designer.

  • Ability to solder/modify miniature SMT components for development purposes.

  • Experience in design of RF and Microwave circuits such as amplifiers, filters, and synthesizers.

  • Experience in design of power supply circuits using DC-DC converters and linear regulators.

  • Experience with rechargeable batteries, battery chargers, and protection circuits.

  • Experience in low power design.

  • Experience with antenna analysis and design.

  • Knowledge of modern communication system architectures and modulation techniques.


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At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.