BAE Systems Microwave Elec Engineer II in Nashua, New Hampshire
BAE is seeking a junior electrical engineer specializing in RF/Microwave product knowledge to join a microwave hardware design group where the candidate will provide some week-end support to manufacturing. The week-end shifts could be 6am to 3pm or 3pm to 12am or have some flexibility. There is a differential pay offered for the time spent on week-end support. The hardware design group specializes in RF Front Ends and Converter technology for wideband multi-octave microwave technology products. The products are mostly chip and wire hermetic package sub-modules with some circuit card products and integrated into a higher level of assembly. The product portfolio may include LNA front ends, receivers, switch matrices, clock/LO modules, and RF converters. The candidate will work at first a higher percentage of their time on week-day 1st shift to learn the products from the design group so that knowledge can be applied on supporting the factory on at least one or more days on the week-end. The candidate will also need to be skilled at contributing to the design group on potential future design activities.
Production support activity includes having a strong background in electronic manufacturing of RF/microwave products. Having knowledge of electronic test and manufacturing process. Having the ability to assist and guide technicians to identify hardware failure mechanisms by troubleshoot and resolve test or hardware issues. The ability to identify faults and provide solutions. Review and analyze data to determine fault trends. Understand how circuit device and layout drives RF/microwave performance. Ability to fault isolate measurements related to gain, noise figure, compression, intercepts, spurious, and noise. Work in a production environment with other disciplines including assembly, test, product engineers, process engineers, QA personnel. Determine root cause and corrective action. Identify design shortfalls back to the design team. Contribute to increasing yield and throughput in the factory. Future work in the design group may include support to senior engineers in the hardware design process from concept to detailed design of microwave products from contributing to performing trade studies, performance analysis, simulations, compliance and yield predictions. The individual must be a self-starter with strong oral and written communication skills, capable to work independently or on a team.
Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 2 years work experience or equivalent experience
Required Skills and Education
Secret security clearance is required
Background in EM, analog, RF/Microwave electrical design
Testing experience with Analog, RF, Microwave, and/or digital circuits
Familiarity with lab equipment: Network Analyzers, Spectrum Analyzers, Noise Figure Analyzers, Oscilloscopes, signal generators, etc.
Familiar with manufacturing environment
Ability to troubleshoot CCA and chip and wire based RF/microwave hardware
Tool experience with Agilent (Keysight) ADS, AWR Microwave Office, MATLAB, SPICE
Strong written and oral communication skills (including Microsoft Office)
Course work or related experience in microwave / RF design required. Chip-level electronics.
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services.
The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression
Microwave Elec Engineer II
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