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Jacobs Senior RF Hardware Design Engineer in Severn, Maryland

Senior RF Hardware Design Engineer


-Design, develop, test, evaluate, and RF, Microwave, and Analog hardware solutions for existing and upcoming products and seeing the process from concept through production and test.

-Develop and evaluate alternative approaches and architectures to satisfy requirements.

-Design primarily at the schematic level, working closely with CAD designers in the development of layouts.

-Serve as a part of the development team that primarily develops specialized communications products for government, military, and commercial customers.

- Evaluate and when necessary generate requirements from customer documents and meetings.

-Select architectures, components, and circuit designs to satisfy requirements.

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

-Work closely with software and mechanical 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.

-Support transition to production.

-Perform failure analysis on problem areas.

-Document and analyze test and failure analysis results.

-Participate in product design reviews and customer meetings to provide input on functional requirements, product designs, schedules, or potential problems.

- Assist in creating cost estimates for related activities.

-Software Defined Radio chip-set integration.

-High-efficiency power amplifier design.

-Front-end filter design.

-Develop ESD protection circuits, DC-DC converter circuits.

-System Engineering/Integration.



Required :

-Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance.

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

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

-Experience in design of circuits such as LNA’s, PA’, synthesizers, filters, and power supplies.

-Ability to generate schematics and oversee layout with expertise in RF layout techniques.

-Knowledge of RF specifications and laboratory test equipment and techniques.

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

-Experience in transitioning designs into manufacturing and test.

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

-Ability to support multiple projects simultaneously and manage time effectively.

-Excellent communication and documentation skills.

-Ability to mentor junior engineers.

-Basic skills in Microsoft Office software products.

Preferred :

-Ability to design and evaluate antennas, especially those that are electrically small.

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

-Experience with rechargeable batteries and design battery chargers and protection circuits.

-Experience in low power design.

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

-Knowledge of modern communication system architectures and modulation techniques.

-Understanding of EMI, EMC, ESD standards and implementation.


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Job Aerospace

Primary Location United States-Maryland-Severn-20356-SEV1

Job Type Experienced

Req ID: RAP000016