RF MICROWAVE ELECTRONICS DESIGN ENGINEER / ARCHITECT
Working for a market leading, multi-national organisation, specialising in the design and manufacture of a wide range of technologically advanced military defence products covering land, air and naval systems. A unique opportunity has arisen within the design team for an experienced Electronics Design Engineer/Architect, specialising in RF/Microwave equipment. Commutable From: Stevenage, Luton, Milton Keynes, Aylesbury, Watford, Harlow & Cambridge Salary: to £ 45,000 - £ 50,000 p.a. plus excellent benefits Suitable For: Electronics Design Engineer, RF Electronics Engineer, Datalinks Design Engineer The Role The role is for an RF/Microwave Electronics Design Engineer and Architect and it encompasses the definition, architecting and design of high bandwidth, high frequency radios; including low noise amplifiers, high power amplifiers, frequency synthesisers based on multiple technologies, filters and the design of interfaces to software defined radio circuits based on digital and FPGA circuitry. These designs must operate in harsh environments (vibration, shock, thermal, etc.) The role demands close working with Systems Teams, Firmware & Software developers, Digital Electronics Designers and with other related teams such as Component Engineering, PCB Design/Layout, Mechanical Engineering, manufacturing and others. As a Principle RF/Microwave Electronics Design Engineer and Architect you will report into the Hardware Team Lead and or RF Design Lead with future opportunities to be the RF Design Lead for new programs. The Person To apply for this position, you must be degree qualified in RF Electronics or similar, with a proven track record in the design of advanced RF Electronics, including but not limited to Receive & Transmit amplifier chains, filters and frequency synthesisers, from first principles both at block diagram level and at component level over the 10Mhz to 30GHz range, able to define frequency and level plans clearly. You must also have a solid understanding of design for EMC & RF compliance and be proficient in the complete product development process, preferably for defence products. Previous experience in the design/development of Software Defined Radio (SDR) would also be advantageous. A solid understanding of RF design software such as Matlab, Simulink, ADS, etc. is essential, along with proven hands-on prototyping skills. You will also be a natural problem-solver, pro-active, tenacious and motivated, with excellent verbal communication, negotiation and influencing skills, as well as able to write clear and concise engineering documentation. Please note that in order to apply for this role you will need to be eligible for SC (Secret Level) UK Security Clearance. For more information or to apply, please send an up to date CV in full confidence to Richard Forrest at If this role is not for you but may suit someone you know, we offer a worthwhile referral incentive (Apple Watch Sport or Charitable Donation) as a thank you. Please contact us or visit our website for details. Equally to see the full and latest spread of roles currently being handled by Consilium Group, be it Permanent, Contract or Interim across all sectors, please visit, or even better bookmark our web site for future reference. Established in 2001, Consilium Group is an award winning technical through to executive recruitment consultancy that partners world class Automotive, Aerospace, Energy, and manufacturing & Engineering organisations worldwide.