Company: L-3 National Security Solutions
Location: Simi Valley
Posted on: May 19, 2019
DescriptionFor nearly 50 years, Datron has been a trusted supplier
of high performance, full motion antennas for commercial,
scientific, and national security applications. At our 9-acre
facility in Simi Valley, California, we have complete design,
assembly and test capabilities for our large fixed antennas and
satcom-on-the-move product lines. We focus on delivering efficient,
customized solutions, and strive to provide customers with the
highest level of service and responsiveness. Our customer base
includes the scientific and educational communities, foreign and
domestic military services, governmental agencies, and the
commercial market. Our experienced staff includes but is not
limited to Engineering, Operations, Quality Assurance, and Program
Management. Our organization offers competitive salaries and a
comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees including:
medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k), at least 8 paid
holidays each year, 3 weeks of paid personal time off, a 9/80
workweek (26 Fridays off a year!), educational assistance and
support for leadership, technical growth and development.
- The RF/Antenna Engineer designs, develops, and tests radio
frequency (RF) and/or microwave systems architecture, components,
circuits, or products. Includes antenna design, both reflector and
array systems, frequency synthesizers, transmitters, and
- This position reports to the Microwave Engineering
- DesignsRFantenna systems based on customer specifications such
as G/T, bandwidth, group delay, gain flatness, up/down conversion
schemes, intermodulation produdcts, P1 dB and saturation power,
- Performs antenna analysis, including antenna efficiency and
gain, VSWR, and radiation patterns.
- Writes component specifications and interfaces with vendors to
write test procedures.
- Designs, develops, modifies, and evaluates microwave devices
- Ensures that MW product designs meet company and/or customer
requirements in terms of costs, performance, and manufacturability
of end products.
- Development responsibilities include the design of microwave
antennas and its integration with passive components including
baluns, power dividers, diplexers, impedance matching networks,
hybrids, and filters.
- Effectively transfers antenna designs to manufacturing, and
ensures products meet specifications and quality requirements.
- Ensures that designs are suitable for volume manufacture.
- Supports or leads the generation of specification and test
documents, creates original electrical designs, and works jointly
with Mechanical Engineering, CAD Designers, Machine Shop and
Manufacturing to ensure efficient manufacturing of hardware.
- Conducts and supervises prototype development and testing using
state-of-the-art testing facilities.
- Supports antenna systems integration and acceptance tests with
customers.*LI-PE1IND3QualificationsA Bachelor s degree in
Electrical Engineering or a related technical field is required. A
minimum of 3 years of related experience is required.Must possess a
working knowledge of antennas, reflectors, phased arrays,
beamformers, transmission line theory, amplifiers, power amplifiers
and passive RF circuit design.Familiarity with the characteristics
and design of various antenna types such as uniform or tapered
slot, cavity backed aperture, broadband, wire, horn, and microstrip
is required.Experience with one or more design and analysis
software tools such as HFSS, CST, TICRA GRASP and Mician is
preferred.Must have hands-on experience performing S-parameter
measurements, antenna pattern measurements using either far or near
field techniques, and antenna gain measurements.Knowledge of
practical RF system considerations such as path loss calculation,
cascade noise figure, and intercept point is desirable.
Keywords: L-3 National Security Solutions, Simi Valley , RF/Antenna Engineer, Other , Simi Valley, California
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