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SRI International RF Research Engineer in Ann Arbor, Michigan

2508BR

Title:

RF Research Engineer

Job Description:

SRI International's Advanced Technology and Systems Division, the Institute's largest division, is a multidisciplinary engineering organization dedicated to design and development of operationally effective systems. From basic research to advanced systems development, deployment, and support, the division manages complex projects for government and commercial clients, advancing the state of the art in diverse areas such as geospace studies, robotics, communications, radar, and sensing, and space and marine technology. We perform a variety of engineering research, systems engineering, testing, and integration services for commercial and government clients worldwide. Clients include the Department of Defense, other US government agencies, and domestic and international commercial companies. For additional information, please visit: http://www.sri.com/about

SRI is interested in hiring a talented individual to join our hardware development team within the Surveillance Lab. As a member of the team, you will engage in cutting-edge development efforts in support of on-going projects, support internal R&D efforts, and assist with developing new programs through proposal development and client engagement. Candidates who apply must be resourceful and able to work independently and as a team member in support of new and on-going projects.

As a project team member, you will contribute to defining problems, determining technical requirements and preliminary hardware designs. You will also analyze specific hardware configurations and propose maintenance and test solutions. You must be capable of independently troubleshooting hardware related issues using diagnostic and monitoring tools to identify system problems.

Tasks performed may include, but are not limited to:

  • Design and simulation of RF circuits and systems, ranging in frequency from UHF to W band

  • Testing and evaluation of RF circuits, antennas and prototype fabrication

  • Troubleshooting of hardware integration issues

  • Participate in RF system-level design and trade studies

  • Preparation of documentation and drawings

Skills needed include:

  • Understanding of system-level RF hardware (mixers, amplifiers, filters)

  • Prior experience with RF cascaded analysis, simulation, fabrication, and test

  • Experience with antenna matching networks and integration with RF systems

  • Experience operating oscilloscopes, network and spectrum analyzers

  • RF link budget experience

  • Experience with antenna arrays a plus

  • Experience with PCB design a plus

  • Experience with radar a plus

Tasks are performed at SRI facilities and occasionally on-site at other locations. The position requires direct and indirect contact with staff of the US Department of Defense, other US Government activities, and commercial representatives.

Auto req ID:

2508BR

Location(s):

Ann Arbor, MI, Boulder, CO

Other Requirements:

--U.S. Citizenship required., --Ability to transfer/obtain/maintain a U.S. government security clearance required. See http://www.dss.mil/psmo-i/ps_faqs.html

Employment Status:

Full Time

Qualifications:

  • This position requires an MS or PhD in Electrical Engineering or a related technical discipline, or a BS with equivalent theoretical and practical experience.

  • Leading candidates will have 3+ years’ experience in design and development.

  • Good communication skills and autonomy are critical.

  • The candidate should be hands-on and have a demonstrated capability to innovate and turn ideas into functional prototypes. The candidate should enjoy innovating and learning new disciplines and technologies.

EOE/AA:

SRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Background Check:

Candidates who receive a conditional offer of employment will be subject to a background check.

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