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Crane Aerospace & Electronics Senior RF (Radio Frequency) Engineer in Danvers, Massachusetts

Senior RF (Radio Frequency) Engineer

Location MA, Danvers

Department Engineering

Employment Type Full Time

Crane Aerospace & Electronics supplies critical systems and components to the aerospace and defense markets. You’ll find Crane Aerospace & Electronics in some of the toughest environments: from engines to landing gear; from satellites to medical implants and from missiles to unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

Our product line includes power management products and sophisticated electronic radio frequency components and subsystems. As a total solution enterprise, we offer our customers electronic manufacturing services, engineering support services, product development, and production service sets. Our products are found in the most complex commercial and defense applications.

We have a unique and exciting career opportunity for a full-time Senior Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer in our Danvers , Massachusetts facility.

Job Summary:

The RF Engineer will use established procedures and work under limited supervision to perform assigned tasks by working cross-functionally with Engineering, Operations, Suppliers and Customers. Provide engineering services for RF/Microwave/ Millimeter communications hardware systems for defense application including responsibility for technical proposals, prototype to production, performance, customer presentations, schedule, and cost requirements. Will have expert knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures of assigned product or program. May lead a team of engineers on assigned projects.

Essential Functions:

  • End to End Systems analysis, model and simulate circuit or system performance using analytical tools, Cascade analysis of up/down converters.

  • Detailed analysis and design of RF (from VHF through millimeter-wave) and mixed-signal communications hardware components, including digital receiver subsystems and exciters (front ends, IF sections, phase-lock loops, AGC loops, synthesizers, A/D and D/A conversion).

  • Filter modeling, analysis and design.

  • System integration, test and development of RF/millimeter-wave communications hardware for spaceflight.

  • Investigate; evaluate new communications technologies for spaceflight applications.

  • Work with interdisciplinary teams to insure that the designs meet the customers electrical, environmental as well as internal manufacturing requirements and standards.

  • Support internal concurrent design criteria.

  • Functional as technical interface for customers and attend technical meetings as required, and specification development with customer.

  • Translate customer specification; generate design documentation required for prototype and/or production releases as needed.

  • Document new designs per established guidelines including but not limited to simulations, test circuit measurements and tolerance analysis. • Provide appropriate input to the development of test procedures, fixtures and software.

  • Respond to RFQ/RFPs input & quote information relative to Engineering & Production costs.

  • Any other task assigned by your supervisor or management

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience: 8+ years of experience in microwave/millimeter-wave design theory component design; Experience with high reliability hardware from conceptual design through flight delivery; Experience with microwave modeling tools (I.e. Gensys, ADS, AWR, Ansoft HFSS, Ansoft Designer, Ansoft Maxwell, Matlab and AutoCAD or equivalent software.

  • Knowledge: Knowledge of complex communication systems theory; Systems architecture, RF architecture, RF/Microwave circuit design; Detailed knowledge of RF and mixed-signal design techniques and technologies, including receivers, synthesizers, and transmitters; Millimeter wave Radio systems design; synthesizer design, mixers, amplifiers, PLLs, low phase noise VCOs, filters, etc., from DC > 40Ghz; Magnetic circuit analysis experience desired.

  • Skill: Excellent documentation, organization and time management skills, Ability to write procedures, reports, and acceptances test; Demonstrated ability to lead complex projects through complete cycle; Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in team environment.

  • Education/Certification: BS degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Eligibility Requirement: This position requires access to Controlled Data or Information. Where the position requires such access only US persons will be considered. As a US Department of Defense contractor, we are bound by International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

  • Applicants selected could be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Crane Aerospace & Electronics offers competitive salaries and outstanding opportunities for career growth and development. Some of our amazing benefits include 401k match, education reimbursement, and 12 paid holidays per year. You can see a list of our benefits ator visit our website at for more information on our company and great opportunities

In our efforts to maintain a safe and drug-free workplace, Crane Aerospace & Electronics requires that candidates complete a satisfactory background check. FAA sensitive positions require employees to participate in a random drug test pool.

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Crane Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.