Principal Engineer RF/Wireless – San Diego

Haystackllc has an exciting open position for a Principal RF/Microwave Engineer in our San Diego, California office. Take a technical leadership role in designing radios for mobile satellite systems. Work on cutting-edge technologies such as highly integrated L and S-band transceivers and High performance RF front ends/antennas.


  • Lead and mentor junior RF engineers on the San Diego RF team
  • Design RF/Microwave electrical circuits, components and transceivers including computer/mathematical modeling, part, material and process selection, CAD layout and packaging
  • Perform specification analysis for new products and component design including creation of drawing package and specification control documents
  • Generate system block diagrams, interconnection drawings (ICDs), and RF assembly outline drawings
  • Evaluate new technologies for different satellite communication application and produce prototype hardware consistent with company manufacturing producibility requirements
  • Perform design verification and testing for Transmit/Receive boards using Spectrum Analyzers, Network Analyzers, Oscilloscopes and Signal Generators
  • Perform RF (Radio Frequency) hardware integration
  • Perform and coordinate production engineering support functions such as test fixtures, materials, design, and process problem evaluation and solution
  • Guide factory test engineers and technicians on test and debug efforts
  • Automate RF tests using LabView.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications, or a related field
  • 10+ years’ experience in Hardware Engineering.
  • 5 year experience with each of the following: RF Systems, Microwave Systems; RF test equipment such as: Spectrum Analyzers, Network Analyzers, Oscilloscopes, Signal Generators

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Experience with RF simulation tool – ADS, MWO, or similar
  • Experience with Spice modeling is a plus

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