Microwave Engineer

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Aerospace Corporation
Aerospace, Engineering, Python, RF
Full Time

Job Description

In an era of dynamic change in space, Aerospace is addressing a generation of complex challenges. We operate the only federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise. Our technical experts span every discipline of space-related science and engineering. Join our team and thrive in a career that matters to the world and you personally.


Apply your creativity to develop novel test sets and push microwave instrumentation to its limits. Deliver the technical information to determine whether a payload launches by working in microwave laboratories and with microwave simulation tools. As consultants to our government customers, we immediately impact the direction and development of payloads for both small and large satellites. Mitigate or exploit the effect of nonlinearities in microwave communication systems. Develop GaN microwave circuitry that will be placed into the next-generation satellites. Our academic-like collegial atmosphere encourages 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 is open to candidates willing and able to work at least 50% on-site in general laboratory conditions following corporate COVID-19 guidelines at our Aerospace El Segundo, CA location**

Key Functions

In this role you can expect to perform OR learn to conduct the following Key Functions:
  • Develop and execute advanced microwave measurement techniques
  • Develop microwave amplifiers, transmitters and receivers, and small-sat payload designs
  • Perform circuit level and full-wave simulations of microwave components, and systems
  • Design and develop MMIC designs in support of GaN device capability and reliability studies
  • Document work products in briefings and/or technical reports to customers and colleagues
  • Participate in technical meetings with Aerospace internal and external customers, and external contractors
  • Work on a diverse set of projects. It is very important to be hands-on, willing to learn, comfortable in working in a dynamic environment of varying requirements and tasks, and interact with engineers of diverse backgrounds and expertise
  • Collaborate onsite with other engineers and technicians


  • Degree from an accredited university in Electrical Engineering
  • At least 1 year of hands on industry experience post Bachelors (time spent obtaining an advanced degree counts toward this)
  • Experience with ADS or Microwave Office, HFSS or CST, MATLAB or Python, RF circuit layout, and/or instrument control
  • Experience analyzing and evaluating data obtained from network and spectrum analyzers and oscilloscopes
  • Experience in microwave and analog circuitry, such as microwave transmission lines, filters, amplifiers, oscillators, or PLLs
  • Ability to handle a dynamic environment, open-ended tasks, and simultaneously support multiple tasks
  • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret level security clearance with SCI / SSBI access which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance

  • M.S. from an accredited university in Electrical Engineering
  • Experience with MMIC design and RF circuit layout principles
  • Experience with mitigation or exploitation of nonlinearities in microwave systems
  • Experience with high power microwave systems

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 310.336.5432 or by email at ieo.mailbox@aero.org. You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Company Information

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation. A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves. When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators. Are you ready to launch your career?

Dice Id : 90970895
Position Id : R000882
Originally Posted : 5 months ago

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