Principal RF Systems Engineer

16 Jul 2021
13 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
The Opportunity

This RF Product/Systems Engineering vacancy presents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to develop and grow their skills and knowledge within a thriving organisation.

The job holder will be engaged in a wide variety of Systems Engineering activities covering the entire engineering lifecycle, including; systems definition, input to estimates and bid activities, requirements apportionment, systems architecting, integration, verification & validation, which will involve proactive interaction and communication with other Engineering and non-Engineering functions.

Candidates with a good understanding of all aspects of Systems Engineering relating to lifecycle processes and methodologies should apply. Specific experience in Radio Transceiver system design, development and implementation in broadband SDR systems to 6GHz and above is particularly sought after for this role; with some experience in design and implementation of broadband RF-Amplifiers. Experience in a Model Driven Engineering environment using modelling tools such as Matlab & Simulink and Microwave Office are highly desirable.

Project work at Leonardo is based on both internally funded products and directly funded work with deliverables to key customers within short timescales. If successful, you will be joining a dedicated multi-disciplined Integrated Project Team with a full and stretching workload - with huge potential for personal growth and professional development.

What you will do

As and when required fulfil the role of a Design Authority for product/system through adherence to Leonardo's Engineering governance e.g. policy, framework processes and design reviews.
Maintaining an organised record of project related decisions, risks, actions & opportunities for audit purposes or general good practice.
The preparation of system and sub-system technical requirements and their dissemination to appropriate engineering functions, including software/firmware interface.
Design and development of current and future systems architectures/designs and their implementation.
Capture of design artefacts as appropriate for all stages in the engineering lifecycle appropriate for managing existing systems and for taking concepts through to production.
Provide technical input into customer deliverable technical reports and bids for RF products/systems.What we are looking for


Expertise in one or more of the following; Receivers, Transmitters, PA, EMC
Ability to operate at all levels, from board level design to system validation and Qualification.
Experience of engineering lifecycle, in design and development of RF products/systems.
Functional analysis and Specification development for software/firmware controlled RF-products/systems.
The ability to lead and work with other Engineering disciplines and external suppliers/customers.
Experience of Model Driven Engineering approaches and the use of tools such as Matlab/Simulink.
Experience with broadband Transceiver modules and SoCs, broadband amplifiers, their implementation and integration into SDR platforms operating 20MHz to 6GHz and above.
Qualified to Graduate level in Communications/Electronics Engineering with minimum of 5 years of experience in RF Design.Desirable:

Working knowledge of DOORS for requirements management.
Previous experience working with telecommunication (2G/3G/4G) Air-Interface specification.
Previous experience with electronics assembly and testing, inclusive of RF systems under software control
Knowledge of military and international specifications and standards for EMC, Environmental and safety, applicable to body-worn and vehicle ins

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