Date Posted
18 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.

Perform the set-up, calibration, and test Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMIC) for the military radar and communication market; test and troubleshoot RF assemblies; design test fixture assemblies, generate and adhere to detailed design verification test plans; perform troubleshooting and assist in failure analysis testing of MMICs; perform product qualification tests and/or environmental stress testing of packaged products; significant amount of work is performed under microscopes.  Perform IC layout tasks using CAD tools.

Essential Functions and Duties:
  • Perform RF characterization on power amplifiers, low-noise amplifiers, and signal control MMICs
  • Set-up test equipment and perform s-parameters, output power, noise figure, and two-tone, and spurious testing of MMIC products using necessary calibration standards.
  • Operate on-wafer test equipment and set-up test profiles,
  • Perform on-wafer testing and assist in the design of RF test fixtures,
  • Troubleshoot RF circuits with minimal supervision
  • Perform critical thinking and have excellent troubleshooting / diagnostic skills relative to RF microwave fundamentals and theory
  • Obtain quotes from vendors, lead procurement, and assist with inventory as needed
  • Using CAD tools to perform IC layout
Minimum Job Qualifications:
  • Two (2) – four (4) years of relative RF experience specific with Certificate in Electronics Technology or Associate’s degree in Electronic Technology; or 6 years of experience with HS diploma or GED
  • Demonstrated ability using vector network analyzers, digital multi-meters, signal generators, power supplies, spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, performing RF calibrations, and use of other microwave test equipment such as couplers, attenuators, loads, isolators, and bias networks.
  • Understanding of measuring S-parameters, large-signal measurements, linearity, noise-figure and spurious characterization, and perform troubleshooting in any of these areas.
  • Ability to read and interpret schematics and technical drawings
  • Ability to work under a microscope viewing sub-micron geometries
  • Demonstrated knowledge of electronics principles and theory
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills required
  • Design mechanical test fixtures and perform IC layout tasks using CAD tools
  • May be required to obtain and maintain security clearance, which requires USA Citizenship.
Preferred Requirements:
  • Five (5) years of relative RF experience
  • Proficient in performing RF characterization of GaN / GaAs MMICs (s-parameters, large-signal measurements, two-tone tests and spurious testing); experience with RF test through Ka-band
  • Assist in the design of PCBs and/or RF test fixtures
  • Demonstrated knowledge of calibration methods and techniques
  • Experience with DoD/military qualification test requirements
  • Ability to wire bond MMIC assemblies to prepare for test.
  • Familiar with using CAD tools such as AutoCAD of Gerber Viewers
  • Perform mask layout changes to MMIC layouts (GDS format)
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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