Sr. RF/Microwave Design Engineer

The Sr. RF/Microwave Design Engineer will design and evaluate active RF components, sub-systems, and integrated microwave assemblies using chip and wire, PWB SMT, as well as advanced packaging techniques for military applications. The ideal candidate will lead the design in this technology. Must be eligible to work on defense and other programs subject to ITAR regulations. Candidates must be a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card); Ability to obtain security clearance.



  • Design and evaluate components and lay-out design using available design and layout tools
  • Prepare and present presentations for program design reviews: Circuit designs and tolerance analysis, correlation of simulations and test results, top level system performance analysis, design risk assessment and mitigation plans
  • Work independently or lead an engineering team to meet project schedules
  • Full technical design and development responsibility for  complex microwave assemblies
  • Mentor RF engineering interns, entry level engineers and less experienced RF designers
  • Review artwork before designs are built
  • Work with interns, test engineering, and engineering technicians on specific program tasks including test procedures development, test station development and data reduction software
  • Evaluate data related to test results and work with the team to implement changes to meet requirements
  • Interface with customers, business development engineers, product management, internal design staff, and other team members to actively support quality and customer satisfaction
  • Provide support from initial concept through production on assigned projects
  • Create and submit reports to Engineering on component evaluations
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned
Required Skills:
  • A strong understanding and interest of microwave theory
  • Practical microwave design experience and test of RF/Microwave components or subsystems in the frequency range of 1-40 GHz
  • Ability to design experiments analyze the data and conduct structured problem solving
  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills to document technical specifications and prepare application notes
  • Experience using advance design tools required: 3d electromagnetic simulation- Ansoft HFSS or equivalent, Linear and non-linear design- Ansoft Designer or equivalent, CAD Software-AutoCAD or equivalent, Matlab and/or Excel Visual Basic or equivalent level programming languages
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Actively pursues opportunities to expand job-related knowledge
  • Able to juggle multiple tasks and make quality decisions without negative impact on others
  • Executes on program plans and priorities, identifies obstacles and issues and communicates to achieve resolution for assigned tasks
  • Works well with a cross-functional team to achieve desired results
  • Must have the ability to effectively convey pertinent information verbally and in writing to others in a constructive manner
  • Ability to act as a technical lead and mentor on military and space projects
  • Resolves routine issues and escalates other issues to the appropriate individual in a timely manner
  • Well versed in the design tradeoffs of various architectures and implementation methods
Required Experience:

Education: Bachelor of Science Degree and Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering

Experience: 7+ years of designing active RF circuits, mixers, switches, RF amplifiers, oscillators, detectors, filters, and other building blocks for military radar and EW applications

Must be eligible to work on defense and other programs subject to ITAR regulations. Candidates must be a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card); Ability to obtain security clearance.

Anaren is a VEVRAA/Federal Contractor and EEO/AA Employer, including disabled and veterans.

Location: Salem
Category: Regular Full-Time Positions
Tracking Code: 2013090

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