Principal RF Engineer

Job type:
permanent
Start:
04/2013
Duration:
n.a
From:
Real Staffing
Place:
Northridge
Date:
03/27/2013
Country:
flag_no USA
project ID:
511383

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Detailed Description

Position Responsibilities:Research, design and develop RF hardware and firmware for products and test equipment for BAN/PAN/WAN applications. Assess RF performance of products and systems to internal and established industry standards and regulations. Attend technical conferences and trade shows to stay current with industry trends, international standards organizations and consortiums. Assist in defining the roadmap for BAN/PAN/WAN radio communications for the business.

Technical competencies:
* Complete and thorough understanding of RF engineering and communications principles.
* Can originate complex designs and independently complete them. Works independent of technical supervision.
* Independently generates full complement of electrical design files. Can perform complex circuit simulations.
* Develops complex engineering and verification test protocols for system / subsystem testing.
* Able to define measurable parameters to assess communication performance of devices.
* Works with external test labs to complete required agency tests and to review reports.
* Has advanced understanding of test methods and analysis tools to solve technical problems.
* Able to prepare and present comprehensive design reviews.
* Supports the review of complex designs for DFM/DFT

Leadership competencies:
* Applies understanding Medtronic's business and strategy to think more broadly within own area.
* Motivates other to accept change and identifies areas where people may be resistant to change.
* Carefully weighs the pros/cons and makes appropriate decisions based on calculated risk assessment.
* Shows versatility in response to wide range of situations
* Evaluates new information with existing information/ paradigms to create new and innovative ideas/ways of doing things.
* Understands importance of balancing own development with competencies required of the organization/role.
* Promotes teamwork among groups. Discourages "us versus them" thinking.
* Exhibits appropriate nonverbal behavior to show receptivity to others' spoken messages.
* Prepares persuasive written materials that provide a solid rationale for own position.
Basic Qualifications:EDUCATION REQUIRED:
Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
Minimum 9 years experience in design and analysis of RF products and systems.

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED
* Experience programming and working with various RF chipsets including SOC's containing microcontrollers such as ARM, 8051 and MSP430.
* In depth knowledge of the mathematics and principles of digital communications and electromagnetics
* Experience designing systems to test the RF performance and communication characteristics of devices such as output power, receive sensitivity and antenna matching
* Skilled with RF engineering tools such as spectrum analyzers, network analyzers and waveform generators.
Desired/Preferred Qualifications:* Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
* Experience with industry standard RF communications protocols such as 802.15.1, 802.15.4, 802.11.
* Experience representing company in standards organizations and working groups.
* Excellent time management skill with ability to manage multiple priorities and delivering end product efficiently and on time
* Ensures task completion by establishing priorities and reaching compromise with team members and functional manager
* Solution orientated, generates multiple innovative solutions to complex or critical
* Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
* Strong leadership and interpersonal skills including ability to effectively develop and present business information with leaders and employees at all levels of the organization
* Strong organizational and analytical skills. .
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to articulate complex ideas in easy to understand business terms
Physical Job Requirements:* The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
* While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers.
* While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear, frequently required to sit and reach with hands and arms, regularly required to stand, walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
* The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus
* The employee must be able to travel (domestically and internationally