RF Design Engineer,
Job Title: Level IV RF Design Engineer
FreeWave is a market
leader providing wireless data communications equipment
to industrial and military customers worldwide for
more than 17 years. We are niche suppliers for Oil &
Gas, Power, Water, and telemetry for other emerging
areas including voice and video communications.
We are committed to providing best-in-class radio
products and unmatched customer service and support.
We seek staff who are willing to help us grow and
to achieve our commitments with excellence.
FreeWave Technologies, Inc. engineers and manufactures
certain products that are considered ITAR-controlled
items under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
(ITAR). Consistent with ITAR, any position at FreeWave
that involves work with the engineering or manufacturing
functions of the Company may only be filled by a
candidate who is (i) a citizen of the United States,
or (ii) a person who has been accorded the privilege
of residing permanently in the United States as
an immigrant in accordance with the immigration
We are looking
for a Senior Level RF Design Engineer with 10+ years
of experience in radio design. The ideal candidate
will have experience designing and developing data
radios from concept through production-ready on
multiple products using a mix of discrete RF components
and integrated circuits. The ideal candidate will
also have a strong understanding of radio system
design and have a deep understanding of the tradeoffs
at both the design and system level to achieve a
product that meets specifications. He/She will have
proven design experience in: receivers, transmitters,
synthesizers, VCO’s, lumped element filters, and
power conditioning circuits – and have a deep understanding
of the tradeoffs within each subsystem with respect
to overall radio system performance, power efficiency,
cost, and schedule. Next, the ideal candidate must
have experience designing with manufacturability
in mind, and have experience ramping products in
production at the end of the R&D cycle.
We are looking for a high-performance design
leader who values information-sharing between peers
and enjoys teaching and mentoring junior people
in a positive/respectful environment.
– To be successful in this position, the candidate
must have a commitment to quality in everything
they do. This means continuous improvement of activities
and processes. In order to do so, the candidate
must show an ability to drive to root cause and
resolve issues related to that cause.
Skills and Knowledge:
•Demonstrated history of
designing multiple radio products from concept through
•Radio System Level Experience:
cascade analysis, ADS system simulations, power
budget analysis, and reliability analysis.
technology, which includes the design or integration
of: RF filtering; LNA; image filtering; mixer integration;
IF filtering; IF amplifiers; IF IC integration;
pin diode switching.
which includes the design or integration of: power
amplifiers (up to 5W), gain stages, TR switches,
•Synthesizer technology: synthesizer
IC integration, discrete VCO, loop filter, and PLL
simulation and design.
in one of the core commercial RF simulators (ADS
•EM simulation experience (2D).
•Experience writing RFQ’s for components and testing
/ analyzing component samples.
•Ability to act
as a technical resource internally and externally,
with a strong comprehension of the importance.
Competent in operating: spectrum analyzer, network
analyzer, modulation domain analyzer, oscilloscope,
noise figure meter, DMM, LCR Meter, and soldering
down to 0402 level components.
•A great team
player / leader who has the ability to build strong
relationships internally and externally to the company.
Desired Skills and Knowledge:
designing for GFSK, QPSK, and QAM systems.
in system-level design work as well as RF design.
•BSEE required, and/or
equivalent combination of related education and
•MSEE preferred, and/or equivalent
combination of related education and experience
FreeWave Technologies, Inc. is an Equal Employment
Opportunity (EEO) employer.
Please send your resume to Human Resources at
with the job you are applying for in the subject
Please visit our Careers page for
other opportunities with FreeWave Technologies.
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