Senior Rf Hardware Design Engineer

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Posted by: KeyW on Aug 12, 2019


Severn, MD

Job Description:


Design, develop, test, evaluate, and RF, Microwave, and Analog hardware solutions for existing and upcoming products and seeing the process from concept through production and test. Develop and evaluate alternative approaches and architectures to satisfy requirements. Design primarily at the schematic level, working closely with CAD designers in the development of layouts. Serve as a part of the development team that primarily develops specialized communications products for government, military, and commercial customers.


Evaluate and when necessary generate requirements from customer documents and meetings. Select architectures, components, and circuit designs to satisfy requirements. Utilize development boards, breadboards, analysis, and simulations to develop designs. Work closely with software and mechanical engineers to develop overall product. Design circuits at the schematic level and work closely with CAD designers to produce board layouts. Test circuit boards to prove they function as expected; debug as required. Assist in the development of production-level tests. Support transition to production. Perform failure analysis on problem areas. Document and analyze test and failure analysis results. Participate in product design reviews and customer meetings to provide input on functional requirements, product designs, schedules, or potential problems. Assist in creating cost estimates for related activities. Software Defined Radio chip-set integration. High-efficiency power amplifier design. Front-end filter design. Develop ESD protection circuits DC-DC converter circuits. System Engineering/Integration.



5-10 years' experience in RF/Microwave/Analog circuit design.
Bachelor's or Master's degree in electrical engineering or a related field.
Experience in design of circuits such as LNA's, PA', synthesizers, filters, and power supplies.
Ability to generate schematics and oversee layout with expertise in RF layout techniques.
Knowledge of RF specifications and laboratory test equipment and techniques.
Experience with CAD programs such as Microwave Office, ADS, HFSS, CST.
Experience in transitioning designs into manufacturing and test.
Ability to work in a dynamic environment with cross-functional teams.
Ability to support multiple projects simultaneously and manage time effectively.
Excellent communication and documentation skills.
Ability to mentor junior engineers.
Basic skills in Microsoft Office software products.


Ability to design and evaluate antennas, especially those that are electrically small.
Ability to solder/modify miniature SMT components for development purposes.
Experience with rechargeable batteries and design battery chargers and protection circuits.
Experience in low power design.
Experience with Allegro, OrCAD, and/or Altium Designer.
Knowledge of modern communication system architectures and modulation techniques.
Understanding of EMI, EMC, ESD standards and implementation.


KeyW EEO Statement
Employment decisions at the Company will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. The Company does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of. (1)?race, (2)?religion, (3)?creed, (4)?color, (5)?national origin, (6)?ancestry, (7)?sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), (8)?age, (9)?medical condition, (10)?marital or domestic partner status, (11)?sexual orientation, (12)?gender, (13)?gender identity, (14)?gender expression and transgender status, (15)?mental disability or physical disability, (16)?genetic information, (17)?military or veteran status, (18)?citizenship, (19)?low-income status, or (20)?any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

About the Organization
KeyW is a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Jacobs .

About Jacobs
Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. With approximately $12 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 50,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional and construction- and program-management for business, industrial, commercial, government and infrastructure sectors. For more information, visit , and connect with Jacobs on LinkedIn , Twitter , Facebook and Instagram .

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About KEYW Corporation

KEYW is an adaptable, powerfully capable company whose members have made many important, creative contributions to science, defense, space and the intelligence community. We take pride in these contributions to security and the quality of life. Even more, we are grateful to our customers for entrusting critically important tasks to us. The people of KEYW take on new challenges with confidence and commitment. We are an unbeatable team with the technical, management and financial capacity to perform the tough assignments of the future. KEYW is building a "total solutions company" that will be more agile than larger competitors and will focus on solving the “hard problems”. Our operating philosophy is to be responsive, agile, and focused on solving our customers’ difficult problems. Our core capabilities include: hardware and software development, system integration, test and evaluation, field support, computer and network operations, information security and specialized training. Our success is due in large part to our commitment to more than just do work for our customers, but instead to partner with them at every conceivable level. While such partnerships bring programmatic success, we measure ourselves by the real-world impacts and successes these partnerships have and will achieve.

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