US-California-San Jose
Date Posted
21 Nov 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.

Cobham is seeking an Electrical Engineer I to support the design and development of integrated microwave assemblies using linear, non-linear, and EM simulation tools.  This includes design optimization through correlating and adjusting the models from measured data.  You will coordinate with Mechanical and Digital Engineers in electrical and mechanical design and generating complete drawing packages, including test procedures.

  • Design RF/Microwave circuits including amplifiers, mixers, switches, filters, and oscillators, through simulation and modeling, and in compliance to the Cobham Design Guidelines.
  • Evaluate specifications and generate test procedures; perform circuit and reliability analysis
  • Collaborate with mechanical engineers, designers and drafters to produce mechanical design and drawing packages under guidance of the responsible Engineer or Engineering Manager
  • Test, tune, debug and optimize prototype circuits and components to meet specification requirements and manufacturing produce-ability requirements
  • Work with technicians on test, tune, debug and optimization of prototype circuits and components
  • Work with the development team in the scheduling of projects, including circuit design, fixture design and implementation, material procurement and customer interface (design reviews)
  • Participate in safety training and actively comply with safety policies and practices; maintain a clean and safe workstation
  • Improve and maintain 5S in your area; make suggestions for improvements
  • Participate in Lean/Six Sigma activities in own work areas as well as events for other areas to enhance cross-functional problem solving
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
Minimum Requirements:
  • Currently has or is in the process of obtaining their Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) including electromagnetics courses and labs.
  • 0-1 year of engineering experience or an engineering internship/co-op experience.
  • Ability to read schematics, assembly drawings and parts list; ability to create electrical schematic and mechanical drawings; basic knowledge of programming
  • Working knowledge of electronics including power and RF theory; RF/Microwave parameters & test procedures
  • This position requires US Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a US DoD Security ClearanceBachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) including electromagnetics courses and labs


  • Experience with Keysight ADS and/or AWR Microwave Office, HFSS, or similar simulation tools.
  • Active DOD clearance
  • Ability to use Enterprise-wide information systems such as SAP and drawing-viewing programs such CAD or CAE
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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The Pay Transparency Policy is available here.

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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