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Senior RF Engineer



Other Engineering
west union, sc, usa
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

We are the world's leading provider of energy and water resource management solutions. More than 8,000 utilities worldwide rely on our technology. We embrace diversity in every sense of the word. The utility industry plays a foundational role in our global infrastructure. Future investment in technology and services to manage the distribution of energy and water is assured. We consistently drive the entire industry forward in the new solutions and technologies we develop. And as the industry evolves, the need for innovation is only accelerating. We have grown a cooperative and passionate culture so that great thinking and new ideas are allowed to thrive, no matter where they come from. You will be recognized and valued for your contributions and achievements. The success of our customers is our ultimate focus.

Our West Union, SC manufacturing plant is looking for a Senior RF Design Engineer to join our Wireless Hardware R&D team. In this role, you will design, modify and manage activities for a specific product or group of products from product definition and planning through production and release. In addition, you will serve as the central resource with design, process, manufacturing, test, quality and marketing as the product(s) move to completion and distribution. As Staff RF Design Engineer, your Involvement lasts throughout all stages of a product’s lifecycle, from product release through maintenance of the product and end of life decisions. Lastly, you will promote investigation and application of new technologies and industry trends to product management activities and ensure that products shipped meet specifications and quality goals.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Develop new products, support existing products and improve processes, specifically related to RF and communication design
• Actively participate in RF circuit design from concept to production for low cost wireless communications product-line – complete radio transceiver design and layout including RF PA, LNA, RF filters and matching & synthesizers.
• Conduct RF circuit measurements using laboratory spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, network analyzers, etc.
• Verify that designs meet requirements through analysis, simulation, and measurement. Compare results to theory and documents results.
• Carry out field studies and system test activities.
• Provide design and project support in the areas of regulation, reliability, and components selections. Provide technical support to factory, service and other internal departments.
• Coordinate and verify the work of support staff (technicians and CAD Designers).

Required Experience:

  • This position requires minimum 5 years of related industrial experience.
  • Must have in-depth understanding of electronic circuits, RF circuits and Microwave theory.
  • Must have a good understanding of RF system and wireless communication system.
  • Experienced with RF certification is a plus.
  • Experienced with communication theory and digital signal processing is a plus.
  • Experienced with advanced modeling and simulation is a plus.

Education: A Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Communications Engineering or equivalent is required. A Master’s Degree in related fields is highly preferred.

Travel: 1 - 10%

Physical Demands: This is a typical office job, with no special physical requirements or unusual work environment.

Itron is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition, veteran status, disability, genetic information or other characteristics protected by law. If you require an accommodation in order to apply to this position, please contact your local recruiting representative at 1-800-635-5461 or email Accessibility@itron.com.

This is a safety sensitive role.

Itron enables utilities and cities to safely, securely and reliably deliver critical infrastructure solutions. We provide smart networks, software, services, meters, and sensors to better manage electricity, gas, water and city services. We are dedicated to creating a more resourceful world.

The successful candidate's starting salary will be determined based on permissible, non-discriminatory factors such as skills and experience.