Job Description Our Client has an opportunity for a RF / Microwave Design Verification Engineer to work within their AESA Core Delivery Team (CDT), to carry out and support development Module and MMIC device RF test at various levels of assembly wafer, ceramic mount, plastic component and module assembly level.
You will work within the AESA CDT alongside MMIC and RF Assembly design team, delivering design solutions for RF TRM / C and PCA assemblies into key AESA Radar programmes.
Skills, qualifications & knowledge The successful Candidate should be degree qualified in Electronic Engineering (preferable) or related science (e.
g. Physics) with specialism in RF Microwave electronic circuits. Experienced at an engineering level in test of Microwave circuits and sub-
systems, must be familiar with S-parameter manipulation. Essential
The successful Candidate must also have experience in the :
manufacture and test of RF hybrid modules
test and measurement of RF devices across a range of RF parameters, in a development and verification environment The successful Candidate should have current practical experience in one or more of the following areas :
Wafer test system use and procedures (generally this involves specialist skills using delicate probe test gear and specific RF test knowledge).
Knowledge of specific Agilent T / E (PNA-X) and / or R&S (ZVA) equipment
Multi-port Microwave Test including knowledge of advanced calibration and de-embedding techniques.
Familiarity with RF data processing tools and techniques including knowledge of statistical data processing using Matlab, Excel, CITI files
Experience in presenting data from RF module and device test
Knowledge of control of T / E using LabView, LabWindows CVI, TestStand
Knowledge and experience in Data management and Configuration Control
Knowledge and experience in Engineering Drawing definition and control
Experience in test equipment maintenance and support
Analysis of system level documents, requirement specifications and specification of detailed hardware requirements
Microwave component selection
Microwave PCB Design & Test
Microwave Hybrid Component Design & Test
Microwave System Design (VSS or System Vue)
Microwave High Efficiency Power Amplifier Design & Test
Technical support to sub-contracts and engineering interface with manufacturing.
Broad experience of the majority of the lifecycle phases.
Broad knowledge of tools and processes, used in the design, development and delivery of products. The successful Candidate should be familiar with current industry standard ECAD tools.
It is desirable that the candidate has expert knowledge in AWR Microwave office, CST Microwave studio, Agilent ADS, or AWR Visual System Simulator.
Duties will include :
Development plastic QFN packaging component and TRM evaluation (on PCB)
Development Testing of Plastic TRM Evaluation boards with additional fault finding
RF on Wafer test for a variety of development RF MMIC devices (Power Amplifiers, LNA, Core Chip, Switches, FETs for example)
Implementation and operation of Development Test Solutions using COTS and STTE test equipment for design and development verification activities
Support to Test Solution development for Production Test Systems for Common TRM / TRC products
Support to current and future Production Test sets.
Data Analysis and presentation of results from test activities
Review and analyses of results against requirements
Contribute to and support supplier test activities (GaAs, SiGe semiconductor suppliers)
Yield improvement initiatives which lead to a stable and yielding product
Contribute to Test time reduction initiatives
Support to new product introduction and in particular set up and verification of robust test solutions for volume products.
Interface to Leonardo MW technical and management team on a regular basis.
Fault analysis and Root Cause Investigations
Report directly into the AESA CDT Test and design teams
Cooperate with the AESA CDT test and design teams
Provide technical support to other team members where required
Control test data configuration
Participate in work technical reviews where applicable
To apply for this position, you must be eligible to live and work in the UK and either possess or be able to obtain UK MOD Security Clearance to SC Level.