RF Design Engineer

Job Description

RF Design Engineer – Electronics Warfare, Communication Systems, Radar


Our client is a highly successful Aerospace and Defence company. They are recruiting an RF Design Engineer. 


The business has recently been awarded a contract for the design and development of a range of operational training electronic warfare pods by the MoD on behalf of NATO. This will provide realistic training in electronic warfare to the member countries, in order to be able to operate in a real time situation.   


As the RF Design Engineer your skills and qualifications will ideally include:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science/Technology, Electronics, Engineering or suitable equivalent

  • SC Security Clearance, or have the ability to be cleared to SC

  • Good knowledge of current RF technologies – Solid State Amplifiers, high speed switches etc…

  • Good knowledge of digital signal processing of RF and Baseband signals

  • Good knowledge of modern RF Test equipment – VNA, RF Power Meter, RF Signal generator, RF Spectrum Analyser

  • Knowledge of High-Power RF Antenna Systems

  • Experience of developing, writing and implementing test and verification plans for sub-systems and complete systems.   

  • Experience of writing technical requirements for connectorised RF components & sub-systems

  • Experience of evaluating technical proposals from suppliers of RF components & sub-systems 

  • Experience in Project life-cycle delivery from bids to operation


As the RF Design Engineer your main responsibilities will involve: 

  • Design and develop RF sub-systems for new EW equipment

  • Use design expertise to create RF design solutions to EW engineering problems, particularly those relating to operational requirements for Radar Jammers and Simulators. 

  • Develop and maintain some knowledge of International Radar and Communications equipment types and function to enable solutions to EW engineering problems to be achieved.

  • Carry out peer review of designs and technical proposals authored by other engineers from an RF point of view.

  • Comply with the company’s Safety Standards

  • Maintain positive and constructive relationships with all internal and external stakeholders and customers 


Keywords:  RF, Design, Electronic Warfare, EW, Radar, Digital, Signal Processing, Antenna Systems, SC Cleared,


RF Design Engineer – Electronics Warfare, Communication Systems, Radar

Location:  Christchurch, Dorset or Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Salary:  competitive with excellent benefits package