RF Systems Architect in swindon

swindon, united kingdom
job category
Systems Engineering
job type
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fin gillon, randstad technologies
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job description

RF Systems Architect

6 Month Contract


My client is designing an innovative new range of RF, microwave, and optical solutions for SatCom, cellular, and defence markets. The Systems Architect role will define, specify, and architect a wide range of
new products, and ultimately demonstrate their compliance to user's needs.

This role is to be responsible for the solution architecture of new product developments
undertaken by the engineering team. The role will include, but not be limited to:
 Drafting of technical proposals
 Research of solution viability
 Requirements capture and database management
 Feature specification, functional design, and interface control
 Integrated product test and completion of factory acceptance reports.

As the successful candidate you will expand current product lines and develop next
generation architectures to dislodge incumbent solutions. The role will immediately engage on
development of:
 X / Ku / Ka-band optical convertor architectures
 Proof of concept and product definition for radio signal matrices
 Radio transceiver antenna remoting
 Electronic threat detection, location, and defeat
 Q/V-band optical conversion
 Implementation of RF transport protocols for digitisation and distribution over fibre

The role will have a high level of technical autonomy when defining and proposing solutions and
will also be required to work as part of a larger team. Secondary functions of the role may
 Schematic entry and PCB layout
 Cost estimation for special project tender responses
 Advanced test and characterisation of existing product
 Enhancement of internal engineering processes and supporting quality documents.

Skills / experience / qualifications:
It is essential you have:
 An electronics degree or equivalent, with at least 5 years of equivalent experience
 Experience producing RF systems architectures
 Practical experience of characterising RF systems
 Expertise with circuit simulation software (Microwave Office, ADS, Serenade, SPICE)
 Proven ability using PCB layout tools (Orcad, Cadence, Mentor Graphics, Altium, PADS)
 Knowledge of architecting embedded software systems for custom hardware solutions
 It is desirable you have: Experience with military VHF/UHF line-of-sight tactical radios and
UHF MilSatCom
 Experience of defining requirements for FPGA / ASIC designs
 Familiarity with electronic countermeasures and device: stimulation, detection, and
 Experience of designing open system architectures such as OpenVPX & OpenCPI.
 Practical experience of converting signals between analogue and digital domains
 Practical knowledge of antenna design and signal propagation principles

Please apply within and I will call you back to discuss in length.

Randstad Technologies Ltd is a leading specialist recruitment business for the IT industry. Please note that due to a high level of applications, we can only respond to applicants whose skills & qualifications are suitable for this position. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.



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