Date Posted
13 Sep 2019

A career with CAES is more than just a job; it is the pathway to a bright future.

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.

Working closely with customers in the initial design phase to assist in defining specifications; develop innovative, leading-edge GaN and GaAs-based Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMICs); act in a leadership role working with multi-discipline Engineering teams across business units to solve the most challenging problems; support business development in capturing new internal and external business to include customer presentations and interactions, serve as subject matter expert for MMIC Engineering to both internal and external customers and  technical staff;  familiarity with RF systems architectures and products to identify MMIC insertion opportunities; act as technical contact between production and engineering; support bid and proposal efforts, customer interface and new product development; design architecture for highly-integrated MMICs and/or modules, proposal writing, develop budgets and schedules; hold design reviews for multiple programs; apply appropriate standards, processes, procedures and tools throughout the system development life cycle.

Essential Functions and Duties:
  • Customer focused; assist customers to understand trade-offs to assist in defining MMIC specifications
  • Understanding of performance trade-offs relating to down-selecting: foundry & process technology, circuit topologies, FET peripheries, and architectures.
  • Reviewing customer requirements and functional block diagrams looking for MMIC insertion opportunities
  • Project manage design activities for MMIC and multi-chip module products including cost, schedule, and technical.  Project manage internal and customer funded research and development projects.
  • Proficient in the use of RF simulation tools to perform necessary modeling such as linear, non-linear, and EM
  • Perform necessary analysis such as cascade chain analysis, stability analysis, yield analysis, DC budgets, as part of the design flow methodology.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Develops new technology and provides inputs to the technology and product roadmaps.
  • Design and lead MMIC packaging efforts.
  • Mentors and teaches other MMIC designers as appropriate.
  • Experience in measurements performed to characterize MMICs
  • Collaborate in team meetings and activities.
  • Support Business Development team in the proposal writing process
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) or equivalent relative experience
  • Fifteen (15) or more years of design experience in advanced compound semiconductor technologies such as GaN, and/or GaAs.
  • Fifteen (15) or more years of experience in performing trade-offs in technology selection, circuit topologies, affordability, reliability and other considerations within the different categories of MMICs to include power amplifiers, low-noise amplifiers, phase shifter or attenuator MMICs and/or hybrid-based components
  • Experience working with business development team to establish and capture of new business opportunities.
  • Expert understanding of FET theory and characteristics
  • Proficient user of microwave and EM simulation tools such as NI AWR Microwave Office or ADS required. 
  • Expert understanding of microwave measurements and calibration methods: S-parameters, power, efficiency, source/load pull, noise figure, linearity and intermodulation distortion.
  • Time Management & Organizational skills: adaptability to changing priorities and assignments; ability to maintain confidentiality; ability to focus on task at hand and meet expected time completion (ETC); ability to keep an organized work station and materials.
  • Excellence behaviors: remain engaged, proactive and positive even in tough circumstances; own assignments and be fully accountable for their success; align actions, behaviors and conversations to what matters most; bring out the best in others and recognize the value in every person’s contributions; ability to work independently being proactive to resolve work issues or notify supervisor of resources needed; ability to coordinate with other employees and as part of a team.
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) or PhD in EE preferred or equivalent experience
  • Fifteen (15) or more years of experience in advanced compound semiconductor technologies such as GaN, and/or GaAs.  Experience with other technologies such as SiGe , InP, etc. a plus
  • Broad range of MMIC design experience, active and passive, a plus (Low-noise amplifiers, distributed amplifiers, power amplifiers, control products, packaging experience, Doherty, linearization techniques, etc.)
  • RF system knowledge
  • DOD work experience
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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Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (703) 842-2971 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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