PDS Tech Inc RF Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama
PDS Tech is currently recruiting for an RF Engineer in Huntsville, AL! This is a great Direct Opportunity!
The Product Engineering Department is a design-focused group of engineers specializing in advanced hardware systems. The individual selected for this position will be a design engineer with demonstrated experience leading inter-disciplinary teams to develop complex RF sensors. The engineer will work closely with hardware integrated into a diverse range of aerospace and military systems including manned/unmanned ground/air vehicles, missiles, defensive radars, and space systems.
The Senior Electrical Engineer will be expected to execute in a fast-paced, small team environment through all phases of the hardware life cycle from conceptual development and detailed design through manufacturing, qualification testing, and post-delivery support. The engineer should have demonstrated experience with the design and implementation of power amplifiers, low noise amplifiers, mixers, filters, signal synthesis, PIN diode switching, and analog-to-digital conversion in complex Radar, EW, and communications systems across several high frequency bands (L-band, S-band, C-band, X-band, Ku-band, Ka-band). Specific R&D expertise in low phase noise, miniature high power PA design, and high bandwidth operation for advanced radar and EA developments is a plus. The candidate should be able to understand and model the theoretical operation of these systems and balance tradeoffs of multiple characteristics to reach an optimal design. The candidate should also be familiar with RF PCB design and packaging practices to fully support the solutions that we are developing.
With a product focus, the individual is expected to actively partner with other engineers, project managers, technicians and the customer to develop solutions that adhere to a diverse set of requirements. Additionally, the engineer will support resolution of technical issues that are discovered during the manufacture and test of deliverable hardware. This will include troubleshooting board-level issues, assessing failures for root cause, and identifying corrective actions.
The ideal candidate will thrive in a learning environment that encourages leadership and technical growth.
-Candidate must possess a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited institution with a 3.0 or higher GPA.
-Candidate must have at least ten (10) years of experience in RF hardware design
-Candidate must demonstrate expertise with radar and communications principles.
-Candidate must have hands-on laboratory experience with instrumentation, test equipment, and debug/test methods including use of network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, power meters, etc.
-Candidate must have experience and/or working knowledge of:
Developing exciter, transmitter, receiver and antenna subsystems
Modeling, simulation, design verification testing, and characterization of RF circuits
Design, test, troubleshooting, and manufacture of analog/mixed-signal electronic circuit card and/or integrated RF assemblies
Schematic development software suite (Mentor Graphics, Altium, Cadence/Allegro, Other)
MATLAB and/or Python experience simulating radar and communication signal processors
-Position requires candidates to be capable of performing in a collaborative engineering environment working closely with multi-disciplinary teams.
-Candidate must have demonstrated experience effectively communicating within a team environment.
-Candidate must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area.
Preference shown to candidates who possess a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited institution with a 3.5 or higher GPA.
Preference shown to candidates who possess a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited institution.
Preference shown to candidates with at least fifteen (15) years of experience in RF hardware design
Preference shown to candidates who have experience and/or working knowledge of:
Mentor Graphics electrical engineering development tools
Low SWAP-C Height of Burst Sensor (HOB / HOBS) and proximity sensor design
Die-level / chip-and-wire technology
Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.