Company Name:

BAE Systems


Nashua, NH

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Date Posted:

July 1, 2019

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Principal RF/Microwave Design and Test Engineer

Job Description
The BAE Systems, Inc. Electronic Combat Solutions business area is seeking a Senior Principal RF Hardware Engineer to join our Hardware Engineering team.

At BAE Systems, we deliver a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. If you are an individual that enjoys a cohesive team environment and is interested in a variety of challenges across a variety of products, then we are interested in hearing from you!

We are looking for individuals who have demonstrated success working in a fast paced environment with multi-functional teams. The candidate will provide electrical engineering support to an engineering development team, leading requirement decomposition, module/unit/subsystem design efforts, and design verification testing of complex RF and mixed-signal assemblies and modules. The role will also include support of first unit testing and transition to production tasks

Candidates should have a minimum of 6 years of RF/Microwave design experience within the frequency range of 50 MHz to 40 GHz; 8 or more years is preferred. The successful candidate should demonstrate a track record of delivering designs with minimal supervision and be able to communicate effectively.

Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 6 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

  • RF path cascade analysis, experience with non-linear analysis is preferred
  • RF/Microwave system, module and circuit design and development
  • Technical management of microwave subcontractors to design and develop microwave subassemblies. (Travel may be required at times to conduct design reviews and resolve technical issues.)
  • Working knowledge of active and passive RF/Microwave component designs
  • Support of test and troubleshooting of systems, modules and/or sub-assemblies, working directly with program engineering personnel as required
  • Generate and review the technical content of test procedures, drawings, engineering specifications, reports, Engineering Change Orders, and other documentation
  • Thorough experience with microwave testing using Vector Network Analyzer, Spectrum Analyzers, Signal Synthesizers, Power Meters, etc.

Preferred Skills and Education
  • Ability to lead a RF/Microwave design team including scheduling, budgeting, conducting design reviews, supporting build, design qualification and system integration.
  • Generate and implement improvements in product and test design and methodologies to reduce cost, increase yield, and improve throughput
  • Mentor peers and more junior engineers in areas of expertise
  • Interface with Engineering, Operations, Quality and other supporting functions to drive defect resolution to root cause
  • Experience presenting technical information to program teams and/or customers
  • Design and analysis of microwave systems and circuits using Agilent Advanced Design Suite (ADS) and Genesys

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems Electronic Systems is the global innovator behind game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact for our customers and the communities we serve.

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