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Jacobs RF Hardware Engineer in Severn, Maryland

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Your Impact:

The Product Service Center is a full-service engineering team that typically supports the design and integration of sensor and communication systems on various platforms including aircraft, UAV, ISR Pods, sea craft and others. Our facilities have manufacturing and testing capabilities, allowing you as the engineer to be part of the manufacturing and test process from prototype to production.

Our team is seeking an experienced candidate responsible for designing, developing, testing, evaluating RF, Microwave, and Analog hardware solutions for existing and upcoming products and seeing the process from concept through production and test.

  • 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, test, and senior RF engineers to develop overall product.

  • Design circuits at the schematic level and work closely with layout 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 :

  • 5-10 years’ experience in RF/Microwave/Analog circuit design.

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or a related field.

  • Experience with RF circuit design including diplexers, duplexers, couplers, circulators, RF switches, low noise amplifiers, power amplifiers, and other RF components.

  • Experience with lab test equipment such as Spectrum Analyzers, Network Analyzers, Oscilloscopes, etc.

  • Ability to generate schematics and participate in layout reviews.

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

  • Ability to support multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Effective time management and prioritization skills.

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

  • Excellent communication and documentation skills.

Preferred :

  • Familiarization with MUOS and UHF SATCOM systems.

  • Design familiarity to MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-704, DO-160.

  • Experience with EMI/EMC impact and mitigation.

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

  • Experience with Altium Designer.

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

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

  • Experience with antenna analysis and design, performance metrics, link budgets, matching networks, etc.

  • Experience with antenna testing, including in an anechoic chamber.

  • Knowledge of modern communication system architectures and modulation techniques.

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