November 29, 2022

Senior RF Design Engineer

JOB TYPELOCATIONREPORT TO
Full-TimeSouth Africa, Somerset WestEngineering Manager

KEY PURPOSE OF JOB
We have a permanent position for a design engineer to take responsibility for RF design, development and verification on various projects working within a multidisciplinary team.


KEY TASKS

Design and develop RF solutions used in spacecraft related systems and their associated design documentation, test procedures and calibration systems:

• Attending requirement and proposal discussions with clients when required.
• Derive technical specifications for sub-system requirements based on market and/or Customer needs.
• Research, develop and test theoretical and conceptual designs.
• Derive component requirements for the electronic design using traceable and qualified components.
• Simulate/test the design at various levels, ensuring that a product will work with adequate design margins and will perform reliably and consistently in specified operation environments.
• Document and review all sub-system/product aspects during design phases.
• Test the developed hardware; implement corrections as necessary.
• Interacting with sub-contractors and resolving manufacturing issues.
• Development of production documentation
Other ad-hoc duties as required by company.

PREREQUISITES

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

Qualifications:
• B.Sc/B.Eng degree in Electronic/Mechatronics Engineering from a recognized institution.
Experience (ideally within aerospace or defence industry):
• High-reliability RF design and realisation (>5 years)
• RF circuit design (>5 years)
• RF simulation using packages like FEKO & AWR Microwave Office (>5 years)
• Practical experience testing and debugging RF circuits (>5 years)


Additional knowledge areas that would strengthen the application.
• Master’s Degree
• Schematic creation and PCB layout (preferably in Altium Designer)
• Familiarity with CAD software and design principles
• Project Management (MS Project or other)
• Experience with programming languages such as Python, C and C#.
• Familiarity/experience designing, developing, and supporting satellite actuator and/or sensor subsystems (reaction wheel, sun sensor, magnetometer, etc.
• Experience working with Optical/Optomechanical systems and/or Electromagnetic design and analysis

COMPETENCIES & SKILLS

• Positive self-motivated, self-starter attitude
• Innovative – thinking ‘outside the box’
• Responsible
• Team player
• Good written and oral communication skills
• Customer focused
• Able to persuade and influence others
• Ability to bounce back
• Flexible and able to multi-task, can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment
• Resourcefulness.
• Ability to self-manage and set priorities

LANGUAGE
• English

APPLICATION

If you meet the requirements of this vacancy, please send your cv to:
Lm@newspacesystems.com OR contact us on +27 (0) 21 300 0160

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