Date Posted
24 Jun 2019

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Are you searching for a career with a company that offers challenging, diverse projects and opportunities?  Are you looking for a position with a company that is growing and able to offer long-term professional advancement?   Searching for a company that values a friendly work environment and that values YOU? Then look no further!!  Consider Cobham.  #peoplefocusedmissiondriven #everymissionmatters

We are Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES), a technologically advanced electronics company employing more than 3,600 talented makers, thinkers, innovators, and doers nationwide. We build things that solve challenging problems from deep space to the depths of the ocean. We serve customers in spanning defense, aerospace, security, medical, and industrial markets.

Cobham is seeking a RF/Analog Engineer whose role is to design and test various RF circuits and RF enabled architectures. The Engineer must have a strong intuition in basic RF/Analog/Microwave building blocks, backed by simulation and circuit analysis. The Engineer develops the circuit designs based on the performance, schedule, cost, reliability, and manufacturability requirements. The Engineer collaborates with Thermal, Reliability, Mechanical, Power, Digital, and System Engineering teams, identifying key risk factors and driving requirements for components interfacing with the design.
  • Collect, analyze and negotiate design requirements and perform architectural trade studies to derive optimum architecture for implementation.  Understand and help specify operational and performance requirements for adjacent designs.  Generate validation/qualification and production test requirements and plans.
  • Design Analog/RF/Microwave circuits using simulation tools and breadboards, generate the design’s bill-of-materials (BOM), interface with layout engineers to produce PWBs and substrates, direct the overall implementation of the design, perform design validation testing, tune and troubleshoot the design to meet specifications, and generate all related design documentation, all in self-guided manner.
  • Train and give technical guidance to technicians, production personnel, and other engineers, as well as provide project status guidance to functional and program management.
  • Transition the design from Engineering to Manufacturing, including writing production test procedures and resolving production issues arising from volume assembly of RF Circuits.
Minimum Requirements:
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering or STEM Degree (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) plus a minimum of 10 years of experience in a technical RF design role or Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) and 8 years of experience in a technical RF design role.
  • 8+ years of experience in RF circuit design and testing,  Including designing or using such components as amplifiers, multipliers, power combiners, filters, switches, mixers, circulators, VCOs, PLLs, Power Amps, and antennas.
  • 8+ years of experience in RF module design and testing, such as receivers, exciters/transmitters, and synthesizer circuits.
  • 8+ years conducting cascade analysis.
  • 8+ years of experience with impedance matching, phase matching, DC biasing, and digital control techniques.
  • 8+ years of experience in RF circuit simulation using ADS, AWR, SPICE, or similar simulation platforms
  • 5+ years of experience with product transition from Engineering to Manufacturing.
  • All applicants must be a U.S Citizen or U.S Person as defined by ITAR (a lawful permanent resident or someone who is a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C.1324b(a)(3)).
  • Must be eligible to obtain and maintain a US Security Clearance.
Desired Qualifications:
  • 10 + years of experience RF circuit design and testing,  Including designing or using such components as amplifiers, multipliers, power combiners, filters, switches, mixers, circulators, VCOs, PLLs, Power Amps, and antennas.
  • Familiar with ADCs, DACs, and DSP/Baseband digital processing
  • HFSS or similar EM simulation experience
  • PCB/chip-on-board design, test, and layout experience
  • MTBF calculation and circuit failure analysis experience
  • MMIC design and experience in interacting with foundries
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Active DOD Secret Clearance.
About Us:
Founded in 1934 by aviation innovator Sir Alan Cobham, our values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us to become a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. It's the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you!

If you are authorized to work in the United States, then we encourage you to apply.  We are unable to sponsor work visas.  U.S. Citizenship required for positions requiring a Security Clearance.

Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.

Employment Transparency:
Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

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