RF Active Module Designer

RF, Engineering, PLL, Mechanical, Systems, Research, Protocols
Full Time
Work from home available

Job Description

Please review the job details below.

Maxar is currently seeking an experienced RF Active Module Designer to join our RF Engineering Design team in Palo Alto, CA. In this role you will design TCXOs, OCXO, PLL, multipliers, synthesizers, and related non linear RF circuits.

Life With Maxar

Your Projects

The design mix changes by customer, but often a single program requires a mix of tweaking old designs and developing new ones, such as our industry-leading Ka-band solid-state power amplifiers. Our interdisciplinary team designs the housings, the circuit boards, and even the chips. Of course, the transition from a paper design to actual production is not always easy, so we work closely with the manufacturing team to make sure that a new design is producible and that issues are resolved.

Your Career

At Maxar, you will work with team members, like yourself, who are dedicated to producing cutting-edge technology. Depending on your goals for personal growth, we offer the flexibility to transition to new roles throughout the satellite manufacturing facilities or to remain focused on RF design. In either case you will work with your manager and with technical leads to develop goals and plan challenging work to advance your career.

Your Day-to-Day Role
  • Develop specifications in conjunction with other Maxar teams.
  • Innovate to improve the RF Active product lines.
  • Design and analyze units, circuits, and components to meet performance, cost, schedule, design for x (DFx), and quality goals.
  • Support manufacturing throughout fabrication, assembly, and test.
  • Present at customer meetings and review boards.


Minimum Requirements:
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field. Four additional years of experience may be substituted for a degree.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience
  • Expert in Local Oscillator design (MLO, MRO, DRO, etc.)
  • GaAs and/or GaN circuit design/test experience
  • Low phase noise circuitry design/test experience
  • Experience in characterizing and creating component models to simulate circuit behavior
  • Hands on experience with millimeter wave (mmWave) component measurements
  • Typical design tool experience such as Advanced Design Systems (ADS), Applied Wave Research (AWR), Sonnet, or CST Microwave


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Hands on experience with millimeter wave (mmWave) component measurements up to 60 GHz
  • Master's degree in engineering
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and team building skills


COVID-19 Update:

As a federal contractor, Maxar is required to comply with the vaccination and other COVID-19 requirements in President Biden's September 9 Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors . Accordingly, all Maxar team members must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 no later than January 4, 2022 , except in cases where a team member is legally entitled to an accommodation.

Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Dice Id : 91094828
Position Id : R12881
Originally Posted : 7 months ago
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