GaN MMIC Design Engineer

Full Time

    Job Description

    The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.

    At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves.

    Exciting times at Aerospace Corporation!

    We are seeking a dynamic MMIC design engineer to work in the Communication Electronics Department (CED) of the Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, CA. Apply your creativity to develop and tape-out novel GaN MMIC circuits in next-generation processes to meet the challenges of our government customers. We are investing heavily in our R&D and program support activities related to GaN MMICs and this opportunity is a great fit for an engineer who is excited to tackle every step of the MMIC design cycle, including requirements definition, device modeling, circuit design, EM simulation, assembly, testing, and packaging. You'll also be able to expand your expertise into other microwave technology areas.

    As consultants to our government customers, our work immediately impacts the direction and development of payloads for both small and large satellites. Our academic-like collegial atmosphere encourages publication of our work and collaboration with and continued learning from our engineers who are leaders in their fields of expertise. We're also ready to learn from you.

    * This role requires over 50% onsite work with remote support possible as well. Location available to support will be El Segundo, CA.

    What You'll Be Doing
    • Develop MMIC designs in support of GaN MMIC capability and reliability studies
    • Test MMIC GaN circuitry using a state-of-the-art wafer probe station and measurement equipment
    • Develop and apply advanced microwave measurement and modeling techniques
    • Perform microwave circuit simulations using ADS or Microwave Office
    • Perform EM simulations using Sonnet, AXIEM, and HFSS
    • Collaborate onsite with fellow engineers and technician
    • Mentor junior technical and technician staff.

    What You Need to be Successful

    Minimum Requirements for consideration as a Sr. Member of the Technical Staff:
    • Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or other related discipline
    • Minimum of 5-years experience with MIC and/or MMIC and/or RFIC design and test (GaN, GaAs, SiGe, and/or InP)
    • Technical experience in the following microwave engineering areas:
      • Microwave circuit theory using ADS, Microwave Office, HFSS, MATLAB, Python
      • Measurements and analysis of data obtained using network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, AWGs, power meters, load pull tuners, etc.
    • Demonstrated creativity in problem-solving, an ability to rapidly grasp new concepts, and excellent written/verbal communication skills
    • Willing to travel domestically approximately 10%
    • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance, which is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

    How You Can Stand Out

    It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
    • Ph.D. in electrical engineering, related engineering, or physics discipline
    • An understanding of device physics, parasitics, and state of the art foundry processes
    • Any experience in the following microwave specialty areas:
      • High-power RF SSPA or TWTA
      • Mixers and/or Low Noise Amplifiers
      • PLL/oscillator design and theory
    • Current TS/SCI security clearance

    We offer a competitive compensation package where you'll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. The grade-based pay range for this job is listed below. Individual salaries within that range are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge and skills.

    (Min - Mid - Max)

    Ways We Reward Our Employees

    During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.

    Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:
    • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
    • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
    • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
    • 401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
    • Flexible spending accounts
    • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
    • Relocation assistance
    • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
    • Education assistance programs
    • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect

    We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.

    Equal Opportunity Commitment

    The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at or by email at . You can also review Know Your Rights : Workplace Discrimination is Illegal , as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement .