Date Posted
20 Aug 2018
Cobham Aerospace Connectivity are looking for an RF Design Engineer to work on the design, development, test, and release of circuitry for products that require functionality at frequencies typically up to 1GHz, but potentially higher.
The RF Design Engineer shall be responsible for the specification, design, analysis, build and test of new designs.
Interaction is required with other development team members, quality assurance and production personnel to ensure the requirements of the complete product life-cycle are met. To this end, the Engineer should possess an understanding of product design and development lifecycle.
Occasional customer interface is required in order to understand needs and relay capabilities.
This role is based in Marlow, Buckinghamshire  
Our technology
At Cobham Aerospace Connectivity, we design and manufacture active and passive avionics antennas and electronic control systems for military and civil communications, navigation and search and rescue applications.  We pioneered frequency agile VHF tuneable antennas and continue to be a key supplier to major avionics companies.  Our GPS anti-jam technology utilises state of the art DSP algorithms with an active antenna to eliminate both narrow-band and wide-band jamming signals.  We have world leading technology in Ground Penetrating Radar and RF interference mitigation. Both military and civil users rely on our direction finding systems for search and rescue operations.

As an RF Design Engineer your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • Degree (preferably higher degree) in electronic engineering, physics or equivalent
  • Design of RF electronics for products (esp. aerospace and defence)
  • Breadth of RF design experience
  • Use of simulation packages (e.g. Microwave Office or ADS)
  • Practical implementation experience, including DFx and value engineering
  • Previous experience in a similar role
Core competencies
  • Strong practical RF design skills (ability to design and make circuitry).
  • Familiarity with common RF simulation tools such as ADS or Microwave Office
  • Knowledge of the architecture and theory associated with typical RF circuitry (such as that deployed in receivers / transmitters / modulators / demodulators etc.)
  • Innovation and initiative
  • Ability to work alone or as an integrated team member

As an RF Design Engineer your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Derive system and RF requirements from high level requirements
  • Architect RF systems
  • Simulate, design, build and test RF systems
  • Follow the Cobham design process to release these to manufacture
  • Support legacy systems already in manufacture
  • Peer review colleagues work
  • Act as lead engineer when allocated to do so on selected new product designs
  • Ensure that  designs are managed to meet internal and external customer requirements and AS9100 standards  

About Cobham Aerospace Connectivity

Cobham Antenna Systems develop and manufacture high specification sector and multi-sector, directional, omni-directional, ultra-wideband (UWB) and MIMO antennas.
A wide range of products are available for customers, small and large, worldwide in Commercial, Military, Satellite and Security markets. 

About Cobham plc

Cobham is a leading global technology and services innovator, respected for providing solutions to the greatest challenges, from deep space to the depths of the ocean.
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