Sr. RF / Microwave Design Engineer in San Diego, CA

$100K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)

TTM Technologies Inc   •  

San Diego, CA 92101

Industry: Manufacturing & Automotive


8 - 10 years

Posted 36 days ago


The Sr. RF Microwave Design Engineer will design and evaluate active RF components, sub-systems, and integrated microwave assemblies using chip and wire, PWB SMT, as well as advanced packaging techniques for military and space applications. The ideal candidate will lead the design in this technology.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and evaluate components and lay-out design using available tools
  • Prepare and present documents for program design reviews: Circuit designs and tolerance analysis, correlation of simulations and test results, top level system performance analysis, design risk assessment and mitigation plans
  • Work independently or lead an engineering team to meet project schedules
  • Full technical design and development responsibility for complex microwave assemblies
  • Mentor RF engineering interns, entry level engineers and less experienced RF designers
  • Review artwork before designs are built
  • Work with interns, test engineering, and engineering technicians on specific program tasks including test procedures development, test station development and data reduction software
  • Evaluate data related to test results and work with the team to implement changes to meet requirements
  • Interface with customers, business development engineers, product management, internal design staff, and other team members to actively support quality and customer satisfaction
  • Provide support from initial concept through production on assigned projects
  • Create and submit reports to Engineering on component evaluations
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • A strong understanding and interest of microwave theory
  • Practical microwave design experience and test of RF/Microwave components or subsystems in the frequency range of 1-40 GHz
  • Ability to design experiments analyze the data and conduct structured problem solving
  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills to document technical specifications and prepare application notes
  • Experience using advance design tools required: 3d electromagnetic simulation- Ansoft HFSS or equivalent, Linear and non-linear design- Ansoft Designer / Genesys or equivalent, CAD Software-AutoCAD or equivalent, Matlab and/or Excel Visual Basic or equivalent level programming languages
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Actively pursues opportunities to expand job-related knowledge
  • Able to handle multiple tasks and make quality decisions without negative impact on others
  • Executes on program plans and priorities, identifies obstacles and issues and communicates to achieve resolution for assigned tasks
  • Works well with a cross-functional team to achieve desired results
  • Must have the ability to effectively convey pertinent information verbally and in writing to others in a constructive manner
  • Ability to act as a technical lead and mentor on military and space projects
  • Resolves routine issues and escalates other issues to the appropriate individual in a timely manner
  • Well versed in the design trade-offs of various architectures and implementation methods

Education and Experience:

Education: Bachelor of Science Degree and Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering EM or RF microwave systems concentration.

Experience for Active Design Area: 7+ years of designing active RF circuits, mixers, switches, RF amplifiers, oscillators, detectors, filters, and other building blocks for military radar and EW applications.

Experience for Passive Design Area: 7+ years relevant experience in design and test of RF/Microwave components or subsystems is required; military and/or space industry experience preferred

Export Statement:

Must comply with TTM Export Control Policies and Procedures and all applicable laws including ITAR, EAR and OFAC including but not limited to: a) being able to identify ITAR product on the manufacturing floor and understand that access to these products and related technical data is restricted to only US Citizens and US Permanent Residents; b) recognition of Foreign Person visitors by badge differentiation; c) understand and follow authorization procedures for bringing foreign visitors into facilities (VAL); d) understand the Export and ITAR requirements for shipments leaving the US; e) manage vendor approvals for ITAR manufacturing and services.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Valid Through: 2019-10-10