Senior RF Engineer Wanted by Aethercomm

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Senior RF Engineer

December 12, 2016

Aethercomm designs and manufactures RF and Microwave amplifier modules, subsystems and systems. The majority of our work is custom. The reliability and effectiveness of thousands of Aethercomm products has been tested and proven in combat, helping to protect and save the lives of our warfighters.

Aethercomm: "We Make Hardware That Saves Lives" - RF CafeAethercomm is looking to fill a Senior RF Engineer position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Simulating, designing, prototyping and testing of RF circuits. Applications include general RF circuits such as LNAs, filters, switches, mixers and power amplifiers, with special emphasis on power amplifiers. Design range in frequency from UHF/VHF to millimeter waves.
  • Design of simple low frequency analog, digital control circuitry and simple power supplies is required.
  • Knowledge of transmission lines, RF circuit matching and S-parameter based design is required.
  • Design lead at the circuit and simple subsystem level.
  • Knowledge of simple power amplifier, transmit and receive system budgeting is a requirement.
  • Proficiency with standard RF test instrumentation such as VNAs, spectrum analyzers, signal generators and analyzers, as well as general purpose laboratory equipment is required.
  • Participate in all phases of a projects life cycle including system architecture design, schematic creation, parts selection, prototype development, system integration, system verification and transitioning projects to other engineering team, the manufacturing department, or product delivery to a customer.
  • Take initiative and/or participate in discussions, to solve interdisciplinary technical issues in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Assist in the preparation of SBIR (Small Business Innovative Research) proposals for submittal to applicable government agencies.
  • Provides information regarding "as built" configuration as required for permanent records including schematics and BOM's.
  • Prepare and review PDR/CDR presentation packages.
  • Respond to customer inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within scope of knowledge or refer to an employee of higher classification.
  • Assist with paraprofessional activities including design material presentation preparation and other related technical support.
  • Provide Engineering support to the Test and Production departments as required.
  • Monitor technical literature and conference papers for the latest technological developments; recommend new technologies for insertion into company's technology roadmaps.
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience and a BS degree is required. A MS degree and 10 years experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate effectively with internal and external customers and vendors.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Candidate should be proficient with circuit simulators such as AWR's Microwave Office and/or Agilent's ADS, and general SPICE simulators. In addition, working knowledge of industry schematic and layout tools such as Mentor Graphics PADS is required.
  • Working familiarity with EM simulation tools such as Ansoft's HFSS is a plus.
  • Proficiency in math analysis packages such as Matlab and MathCad is advantageous.
  • Knowledge of EPICOR MRP system a PLUS.

Must be a U.S. Person and be able to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance. 

We offer excellent compensation, full benefits and a high visibility environment for fast track promotions and rewards.

Aethercomm offers a dynamic environment to create new products that are used to save lives.

In order to apply for this position, please visit our website

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

Company Information:

Aethercomm employees - RF CafeAethercomm designs and manufactures high power RF amplifiers, subsystems and systems for use in radar, electronic warfare, communication systems, test and measurement and any other system that requires high power in a robust and compact package. Our company is over ten years old and we are located in Carlsbad, CA, in San Diego County. Over the last eleven years we have shipped over 125,000 RF amplifiers to our customers. Most of our products are combat proven and operate in the harshest terrestrial environments. Aethercomm is housed in a new 50,000 square foot facility that houses all company operations.

Aethercomm strives to provide a comprehensive package of employee benefit programs for its eligible employees. The Company has established a variety of benefits designed to assist you and your eligible dependents in meeting the financial burdens that can result from an illness or disability and also help you to plan for your retirement!

Aethercomm's medical and dental plan options let you choose the coverage that best fits your individual and family needs. Aethercomm selects medical, dental and vision insurance carriers that use extensive provider networks, so you are sure to have your choice in providers. Additionally, if you elect a PPO for your medical, dental and vision plan, then you don't have to use an in-network provider to benefit from the plan!

• Medical, Dental and Vision Plans
• Employee and Dependent Life Insurance
• Short Term and Long Term Disability
• 401(k) with Employer Matching
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• Tuition Assistance Programs
• Employee Incentive Programs
• Employee Assistance Program
• Corporate Wellness Program
• Paid Vacation, Sick and Holidays


Leslie D. Coyle
Director of Human Resources
Aethercomm, Inc.
3205 Lionshead Avenue
Carlsbad, CA  92010  USA
Phone: 760.208.6002


Posted December 16, 2016