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Principal Electronics Engineer (Microwave)

Principal Electronics Engineer (Microwave)

Job TypePermanent
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Consider yourself an RF expert? This is a role for you..

We have an exciting opportunity to be part of a global leader in Aerospace and Defence within the communications team. The role will be initially focussed on the electronics design of the RF and control subsystems; to be implemented on laboratory and aircraft concept demonstrators in later stages of the project.  

This role would suit an experienced Engineer with Microwave and RF experience.


  • You will be responsible for delivery of specific work packages focussed on analogue and RF electronics, covering the SATCOM architecture design, system test and integration.
  • Modelling of proposed architectures to determine the optimal solution.
  • Simulation of RF design.
  • Documentation of design including configuration management within Teamcenter.
  • Support laboratory hardware demonstrator development.
  • Practical hands on experience of RF design of circuitry between DC and 30 GHz.
  • Experience of the design of PLLs in the 10 to 30 GHz frequency range.
  • Experience of either PCB layout or otherwise close working with PCB layout personnel in an advisory capacity.
  • Hands on experience of using RF test and measurement equipment to develop and debug RF circuitry up to 30 GHz.
  • Experience in designing for temperature and vibration profiles in line with aircraft environments.

  • Ability to use RF and system modelling and simulation tools such as MATLAB and Keysight ADS.
  • Ability to produce concise technical reports detailing design solutions and implementation.
  • Ability to understand and follow the business practices, such as design reviews, which come with working in a high technology defence environment.
  • Graduate degree in relevant engineering or related scientific discipline (Electronics Engineering preferred).
  • Ability to make technical decisions within own sphere of responsibility.
  • Willingness to work proactively within a fast moving and dynamic environment.
  • Ability to be a team player with a willingness to share ideas and communicate well within a project team environment.
  • As part of an electromechanical project, be willing to work closely with the mechanical team members to create a solution which addresses all design requirements.
If this sounds like the ideal role for you, then please get in touch!

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