Senior RF and Fibre Design Engineer – Stevenage

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Job Title

Senior RF and Fibre Design Engineer

Reports to / structure

General Manager, Global Invacom Limited

Hours / Location

Monday to Friday, 39 Hours

Core Hours:  Mon – Thur 10:00 – 12:00 and 14:00 – 16:00

Friday 10:00 – 12:00 

Employees will need to use annual leave during the Xmas close-down 


BUPA, Health Rewards Scheme, 25 days holiday, defined contribution stakeholder pension scheme, flexi working, Christmas closure,

Department / Location

Stevenage Office, Hertfordshire
(some occasional travel to various locations around the world including our production facility in China for product launches, customer visits and design review)


RF and RF-over-Fibre Design to support future product developments

Purpose of the role

This is a product design role which requires a highly skilled and motivated Engineer, who will be designing RF and RF-over-fibre products at board level with minimum supervision. 

Line Management


Duties and responsibilities

  • Design new and innovative RF and RF-over-fibre products at board level with minimum supervision 
  • Create Design Specifications for new designs and document requirements
  • Interact with other development team members, mechanical and software engineering and operations engineering to ensure the requirements of the complete product life-cycle are met
  • Produce and maintain test documentation associated with products, including specifications development test schedules and compliance matrices
  • Carry out testing duties (including environmental testing)
  • Perform technical investigations to provide data for problem assessment, design improvements and support development of solutions to technical issues
  • Support re-designs of existing product in the company’s portfolio
  • Carry out design reviews and contribute to documenting progress for key stakeholders
  • Occasionally interface with third parties (customers or industry partners) to understand needs and relay capabilities

The ideal candidate

  • Track record of designing RF and RF-over-fibre products at board level with minimum supervision.
  • Develops and refines new skills rapidly, be a good team player, enthusiastic, and willing to share information with and learn from peers.
  • Demonstrates ability to work to tight timescales and have a proven track record of delivering innovative products on time, within budget and to specification.
  • Experience of using CAD simulation tools including Agilent Genesys, ADS and Momentum (or similar), combined with the layout of complex RF PCBs and generation of related schematic and other manufacturing documentation is essential.
  • Has a degree or higher qualification in Electronic Engineering and practical design experience in RF and electronic design.
  • RF system design: link & power budgets, noise figure and intermodulation analysis, implementation loss.
  • RF circuit design: LNA/ RF amplifiers, oscillator / PLL, RF mixers, lumped-element / printed RF filters / diplexers.
  • RF test and measurement: network and spectrum analysis.
  • RF-over-fibre design: system design, system performance estimation and test, component selection.
  • Background in Consumer electronics, in particular satellite TV reception equipment
  • Microwave systems and design
  • High speed digital & microprocessors

Closing Date

10th May 2019