Chief Antenna Engineer

Chief Antenna Engineer
Company:

Confidential


Chief Antenna Engineer

Details of the offer

Job & Company Description: - Design experience in a broad range of antenna types and associated signal conditioning RF circuits (e.g. filters), with particular experience in the 1 MHz to 9 GHz frequency range.
- Measurement experience in antennas and RF electronics
- Liaising and reporting to customers and management on technical matters and technical aspects of product designs.
- Experience with the V-model (PDR, CDR, FDR) of product development and the execution of projects in accordance with this model.
- Conceptualising and architecting product solution concepts and communicating these within the company as well as to prospective customers.
- Participating in proposal generation for new product requests.
- Projecting resource requirements for technical aspects of product development projects.
- Formulating, managing and executing qualification and acceptance testing of products (electrical, mechanical and environmental testing) for large scale projects.
- Providing technical leadership and mentoring for medium sized technical teams.
- Experience solving difficult technical problems and providing technical solutions covering a broad range of disciplines – electrical and mechanical – to assist in technical hurdle taking when project teams become stuck on problems.

Key Performance Areas:

Antenna design

40%

- Technical hurdle taking on electrical and mechanical design challenges
- Conceptual design and architecting of antenna designs
- Building of prototypes and testing
- Optimization of design and detail design
- Electrical testing and antenna measurements
- Qualification of antenna products
- Run and provide the technical authority in design reviews as well as provide guidance to design team
- Final authority on antenna design issues

RF Product Development

20%

- Technical hurdle taking on RF-related design challenges
- Conceptual design and architecting of RF circuits
- RF circuit design (filters, switches, amplifiers)
- Detailed RF design and documentation
- Testing and qualification of RF designs
- Specification of specific RF components
- Product development project execution, as an electronic engineering resource
- Run and provide the technical authority in design reviews as well as provide guidance to the design teams
- Final authority on RF design issues

Reporting and Writing

15%

- Technical report writing and presentations
- Draft product specifications, testing procedures
- Produce test reports
- External customer communications

Sales dept. support

20%

- Engage in client interaction and consultation during the early sales process to develop technically and strategically appropriate technical proposals in conjunction with Product Management, Project Office, and Sales
- Participate in customer visits, etc. to help contribute to sales (technical sales) and foster ‘co-design’ and ‘design-in’ and also for product support where necessary
- Participate in, facilitate and support technical communication, training with clients, lead technical interactions with clients (e.g. client visits to resolve technical issues/needs)
- Drive architecture of new projects, technologies
- Work with product management in providing strategic guidance behind new product proposals
- Proposal development and writing
- Cost and time estimation of new products
- Support sales (analyses, measurement tasks, etc.)

Operations support

5%

- Step in to help resolve occasional technical problems in manufacturing operations

Ad Hoc

%

- Perform any other duties as required by management

Education:

Minimum education (essential):Masters (Engineering, Electronic)

Minimum education (suggested): PhD Engineering (Electronic)

Job Experience & Skills Required:

Minimum applicable work experience:10-12 years

Computer literacy (essential):

- MS Office (expert-level)
- Matlab (expert-level)
- FEKO or similar 3D CEM tools (expert-level)

Computer literacy (suggested):

- QUCS, Navision

Apply now!

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For more information, contact:

Berdine Gouws

Specialist Consultant: Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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