Senior/Principal RF Design Engineer


Ref: 1282Sunday 15 November 2020

Enigma People Solutions is excited to have been engaged by an engineering solutions company with a proven track record that serves the product lifecycle needs of high technology companies to search for a talented RF hardware design.

Our client is one of the largest engineering service providers that cater to diversified verticals. With its local-global model, our client combines physical proximity to the customer providing domain knowledge and ease of interaction; along with delivery from low cost locations that also provides easy resource ramp-up.

The successful candidate will be engaged in a wide variety of RF systems operating at or near X band covering all aspects of development from early design through system integration. Candidates with a good understanding of all aspects of RF hardware design relating to lifecycle processes and methodologies should apply. Specific experience in radar sensing system design and implementation is particularly sought after for this role; with frequencies at X-band and above plus active-electronically scanned solutions being our primary interest.

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Agree module level requirements ensuring coherence with the system
  • Lead the design of assigned modules
  • RF design support to assigned modules and wider system
  • Work with centralised ECAD department to release manufacturing data packs
  • Support to module assembly and test
  • Support system integration and test

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required


  • First or second degree (BSc, BEng, MEng, MSc, PhD, EngD) in Electronic Engineering (preferable) or related science (eg Physics) with preferably some specialisation in electronic techniques.
  • Strong analogue & mixed-signal RF circuit design experience including use of Keysight ADS and/or the Mentor Graphics toolset
  • Extensive experience of PCB development tools and process (preferably Mentor Graphics).
  • Experience of working at X Band and higher.
  • Proven track record in successful development of RF modules spanning from design to board integration within the overall system.
  • Design of engineering solutions taking into account all requirements such as product quality, safety, reliability and testability.
  • Present robust engineering solutions at design and peer reviews to ensure technical accuracy of specifications, designs and reports.


  • Experience of DFx (designing for cost, test and manufacturability)
  • Knowledge of Linear and Switching Power Supply Design and EMC Filter Design would be beneficial
  • Knowledge of Matlab and Simulink would be beneficial.
  • Knowledge of DOORS would be beneficial.
  • Knowledge of Ansoft HFSS or equivalent would be beneficial.

Other Attributes

  • UK citizenship is mandatory to be able to clear the background checks and obtain SC clearance. Due to the nature of work, sole UK nationality is required to enable full UK SC security clearance
  • Current valid SC clearance would be an advantage