Senior RF Design Engineer Level 9

Date: Nov 15, 2022

Location: Salisbury, MD, US, 21801

Company: Dover Corporation

Connecting and Protecting People, Microwave Products Group (MPG) is a leading global provider of mission-critical engineered electronic components and subsystems comprised of four business units in five manufacturing locations.  Our brand names are recognized globally including:  BSC Filters, York, UK; Dow-Key Microwave, Ventura, CA; K&L Microwave, Salisbury, Maryland and Dominican Republic and Pole/Zero, West Chester, OH.
Our expertise is the design and manufacture of communications-based specialty products – engineered components and subsystems – for demanding military, space, commercial aerospace/industrial, and telecom infrastructure applications where function and reliability are crucial.



A Senior RF Engineer will interface with customers to fully understand customer’s requirements.  From this understanding they will define and propose design concepts leading to custom RF solutions.  The engineer will fully design, prototype, and test RF circuitry and integrated systems in support of customer orders and quotes.  The engineer will use design software to synthesize, simulate, and analyze design concepts to create custom solutions satisfying customers’ requirements.  Equipment used includes, but is not limited to, computer, network analyzer, spectrum analyzer, signal generator, multimeter, microscope, soldering irons, calculator, wrenches, and tuning instruments.  Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.   


JOB RESPONSIBILITIES (to include, but not limited to)


  • Design custom RF integrated assemblies/systems providing customers with unique solutions
  • Develop solutions that extend beyond current company capability
  • Design passive RF assemblies such as filters (lumped element, cavity, printed, etc.), couplers, splitters, and multiplexers.
  • Design active RF assemblies such as LNAs and switches.
  • Utilize design software to synthesize, simulate, optimize, and virtually prototype designs.
  • Design with consideration to all applicable specifications including environmental, thermal, etc.
  • Direct creation of BOM, including all required prints and required documentation
  • Conduct testing/measurements of designs to validate performance and document.
  • Perform as leading member of a technical team utilizing effective communication skills including interaction with higher level leadership, customers, engineers, and production resources.
  • Build strong customer relationships
  • Support company technical resources with insight, training, design input, etc.




  • Extensive knowledge of integrated assembly design comprised of RF filters, amplifiers, switches, couplers, mixers, LNAs, etc.
  • Extensive experience with integration assembly methods including wire and ribbon bonding and their effects influencing performance
  • Extensive RF modeling experience using Genesys, CST, PCFILT, Nuhertz, or equivalent software tools
  • Extensive experience with mixed-signal PCB design, layout, and analysis
  • Excellent problem-solving capability, written and verbal communication skills.




BSEE with 10 years related experience in RF design.  In absence of a degree, 15 years work experience required.  Solid ability to collect and analyze data to support generating solutions.  Ability to read, comprehend and interpret technical documentation including SCDs, drawing, 3D models, and schematics.




  • BS EE degree with 10 years RF design experience or 15 years work experience in related field
  • U.S Person
  • Ability to obtain a DoD security clearance (is applicable)
  • Works from minimal documentation, written or verbal instructions, schematics, rough sketches, diagrams, and layouts.




Described here are characteristics representative of those that must be met by an incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work is sedentary.  Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to do the work.
  • Require repetitive use of hands and fingers in the tuning process.
  • Work may require some walking, standing, carrying light items (up to 10 lbs.) and recurring reaching or similar activities.
  • Ability to adjust the eye through the use of appropriate tools to bring objects into sharp focus.



Characteristics described here are representative of those an incumbent will encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts requiring normal safety precautions typical of a manufacturing environment. 
  • Personal protective equipment provided and must be worn in designated areas working with tools with hot temperatures.
  • Work area is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated.



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

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