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RF IC Engineer

Date: Sep 30, 2020

Location: West Chester, OH, US, 45069

Company: Dover Corporation

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Pole/Zero Corporation<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">, a division of Microwave Products Group, is looking for talented people to join our organization!

 

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.

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Design, analyze, verify, and document RF Front End Modules, including filters, switches, and LNAs. Develop custom integrated circuits, PWBs, & thin film assemblies.

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

 

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Design high performance RF products; responsible for projects from start to finish
    • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Design for low loss, high linearity, EMI/EMC, reliability, and thermal performance by utilizing advanced models or computer simulations
    • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Design to accomplish cost, size, weight, power and manufacturability objectives
    • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Interface with third-party ASIC design, fabrication & packaging partners
    • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Conduct preliminary evaluation of prototype assemblies
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Champion new product thrusts and technologies
    • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Spearhead internal research and development efforts.  This includes the research and development of topologies, physical implementation, concept models as well as identification of all electrical operating parameters and production test requirements.  The focus is on wideband, dynamically tunable designs in microwave bands.
    • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Provide technical leadership
    • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">High self-motivation and organization; willingness to challenge current-state methodologies and thinking
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Support sales and marketing closely in new product definition and development
    • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Respond to technical support questions pre-sale and post-sale
    • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Support bid and proposal efforts
    • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Ability to translate requirements into production-ready hardware
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Develop performance validation methodology and production test/alignment processes

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Experience in RFIC and MMIC design (SOI, GaAs, GaN, CMOS, InGaP, SiGe, etc.)
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Experience in lumped and distributed RF/microwave design, supporting circuitry, evaluation of performance tradeoffs, and analysis at frequencies up to 26 GHz
    • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Experience with RF & Microwave design tools (Cadence Virtuoso, AWR, ADS, etc.)
    • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Experience using AWR Microwave Office software or similar
    • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Solid knowledge of electromagnetic theory including transmission lines, impedance matching, and resonant structures
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Knowledge of microelectronic fabrication and die packaging methods
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">3D EM simulation experience (HFSS, CST, Analyst)
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Experience designing highly integrated RF modules (switches, filters, LNAs, LOs, mixers, phase shifters, attenuators, ADCs, etc.)
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Experience with die level assembly and test (engineering & production) is a plus
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Experience working with third-party foundry service providers is a plus
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Experience in design to cost and manufacturability objectives
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Communicate clearly and effectively in verbal and written formats with business development, engineering, manufacturing, management and customers
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Proactive, responsive approach to projects and customer timelines

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Qualification Requirements:

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Education and/or Experience

 

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Must be a US person (US Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder)
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">BSEE from an ABET accredited college or university and 10+ years of relevant experience required OR accredited MSEE and 6+ years of relevant experience, or equivalent
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Experience with RF modeling and simulation software highly desired
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Antenna and switching experience are highly desired
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Experience with military environments and specifications highly desired
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Experience developing new technology and processes highly desired

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Physical Demands:

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Ability to stand approximately one hour per day, walk approximately one hour per day, and sit approximately six hours per day required
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">The employee must occasionally lift and /or move up to 50 pounds

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Work Environment:

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">M<span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">oderate noise level in the office area
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Required to wear appropriate personal protective equipment when in restricted manufacturing areas

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Work Schedules:

 

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Normal workdays are Monday through Friday, 8 hour days OR  9 day (9 hours) / 80 hour alternate schedule with every other Friday off
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Lunch period is one hour per day, unpaid
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Candara",sans-serif">Occasional domestic and international travel may be required

 

 

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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