Principal RF/Microwave Engineer – Germantown

Haystackllc has an exciting open position for a Principal RF/Microwave Engineer in our Germantown, Maryland office. Take a technical leadership role in designing radios for VSAT systems. Work on cutting-edge microwave technologies such as K-Band power amplifiers and ultra-low noise amplifiers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Analyze and summarize data to improve RF/Microwave simulations. This involves design and simulations along with bench characterization on RF/Microwave boards.
  • Ensure RF data is properly taken, analyzed, summarized and presented to project teams.
  • Debug complex RF test setups when they have measurement issues.
  • Come up with different architectures and evaluate new technologies for different applications.
  • Take a product from design to production phase.


  • BS in Electrical Engineering
  • 10+ years of Engineering experience with RF Circuits and understanding of modulation techniques used in RF Communication applications
  • 5+ years of experience with Keysight Advanced Design System (ADS) or similar tool for RF simulations and ability to work with RF measurement test systems, including S-parameter measurements, power amplifier load pull, noise-parameter measurements etc.
  • 5+ years of experience with EM modelling skills for board level filters, microwave launch etc

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Excellent understanding of microwave and RF signal theory
  • Excellent analytical, Critical thinking and troubleshooting skills
  • Knowledge of modern programming languages for automated testing and data analysis

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