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RF Hardware Design Engineer

Redmond, WA 98052

Posted: 10/10/2023 Employment Type: Contract To Hire Industry: Core Technologies - Contract Job Number: 27905

Job Description

Position Title: RF Hardware Design Engineer

Position Description: Protingent Staffing has an exciting contract opportunity for an RF Hardware Design Engineer with our client located in Redmond, WA. 

Job Responsibilities:
  • Schematic and bill-of-materials (BOM) creation
  • Test procedure design and implementation
  • Circuit-board-level design of a variety of RF blocks or systems in the 5GHz ISM band
  • Significant lab work involving testing circuit boards, including initial bring-up and debug
  • Assist in the integration and test of the final system
  • Work closely with other team members such as mechanical, RF, antenna, firmware, and test engineers
  • Up to 10% travel to Contract Manufacturers and suppliers
Job Requirements:
  • At least 3 years of relevant hardware design experience, including product development
  • Quickly able to understand concepts and extract key requirements in RF applications
  • Experience with OTA (over-the-air) characterization of CW (continuous wave) systems and RF link budget analysis
  • Experienced in the design of printed circuit boards (PCBs) at frequencies of 2–10GHz
  • Experience in board and system bring-up in anechoic test chambers; loading calibration files and initiating RF signal reception/transmission
  • Proficiency in writing technical test reports and test procedures
  • Familiarity with common test equipment in the evaluation of RF circuits and systems (e.g. spectrum analyzers, high speed oscilloscopes, and vector network analyzers)
  • Strong knowledge writing python and shell scripts
  • Knowledge of the new product development process and best practices to create a quality design while working within schedule and cost constraints
  • Understanding of how to design for low cost, manufacturability, and reliability
  • Excellent communication skills with a willingness to learn from others

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Basic understanding of EMI and regulatory process is an asset
  • Experience working complex RF systems involving antenna arrays
  • Firmware development experience would be a plus
  • Hands-on experience in prototype bring-up and debugging, functional verification, and manufacturing support is a plus

Job Details:
  • Location: Redmond, WA
  • Contract
  • Pay Range: $64-$79/hr 

Benefits Package: Protingent offers competitive salaries, insurance plan options (HDHP plan or POS plan), education/certification reimbursement, pre-tax commuter benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO), and an administered 401k plan.

About Protingent: Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to product development 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.

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