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Antenna Test Engineer

Redmond, WA 98052

Posted: 09/13/2019 Employment Type: Contract To Hire Industry: Hardware Job Number: 20419

Position Title:  Antenna Test Engineer

Position Description:  Protingent Staffing has an exciting contract to hire opportunity with our client in Redmond Washington for an experienced  Antenna Test Engineer:

Job Requirements:
  • Development of RF test methodologies, approaches and hardware per Product Requirements.
  • Design, Develop and implement the RF test hardware, fixtures and automation
  • Periodically assess Antenna Test Ranges and RF test procedures
  • Improve confidence and alignment between the various test chambers
  • Oversee Antenna Range Maintenance and Upgrade Plans
  • Develop strategies to improve test throughput & methodology
  • Work with Systems & RF Engineering teams on Test Plans, Test reports
  • Prototype test scripts when applicable using our Automated Microwave Measurement Systems.
  • Provide test support for debugging of prototype antennas.
  • Support Test Operations with troubleshooting and training.
  • Documentation of procedures and processes

Job Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’ s degree in Electrical Engineering or other relevant technical field (e.g., math, physics) required. 
  • 3+ years of performing RF measurements in X or K or Higher band Antenna test ranges
  • Demonstrated ability to perform NIST 18 Term antenna test range error assessments
  • 3+ years of operating and maintaining Antenna test ranges (CATR, Planar Near Field, Spherical Near Field)
  • Demonstrated experience in Electromagnetics theory and Antenna fundamentals
  • Demonstrated experience in RF measurement theory and practice using VNA, Spectrum/Signal Analyzer, Power Meter, etc. 
  • Experience with commercial Antenna Test Software (Orbit/FR 959, NSI/MI-3000) is a plus
  • Familiarity with Python or MATLAB or equivalent programming capability is a plus
  • Experience with RF simulation tools
  • Experience with an A2LA certified organization is a plus.
  • Experience within an industry work environment performing antenna, electromagnetic (EMI EMC) and / or Radome test and measurements is a plus.
  • Relevant granted Patents and/or articles published in IEEE Journals (or equivalent) is a plus
  • Experience with advanced math skills and tools

About Protingent:  Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

Benefits Package: Protingent offers competitive salary, 100% paid health insurance, education/certification reimbursement, pre-tax commuter benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO) and an administered 401k plan.

Drew McMillan

In my 3 years of recruiting, I have found that honesty and transparency build lasting business relationships. I work tirelessly to find exciting projects for talented engineers, and will help you achieve your career goals by listening to you and understanding the market. Prior to joining Protingent, I served as a teacher in the Peace Corps in Bulgaria. I love to travel, especially to Europe, and I love my fiancee, my dog and UW Football.

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