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Microwave and Sensor Engineer

Engineering and Architecture

Aerospace Engineer


Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States



Microwave and Sensor Engineer


Albuquerque, NM

Job Summary:

Are you looking for an opportunity to contribute to a highly motivated team focused on delivering qualified electronic components to a national security mission? The RF Microsystems department (5211) is seeking a mid-career R&D Microwave and Sensor Engineer to design, fabrication, test, qualification and delivery of custom designed microwave components. These components enable military communication systems, SAR imaging and doppler radar, and tagging tracking and locating hardware. Our team is looking for a driven RF engineer capable of fundamental electromagnetic modeling, transistor level circuit simulation, and distributed element microwave PCB design. It is also important to understand electronic die characterization, RF test equipment, working knowledge of solder assembly, PCB development and fabrication.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Use circuit modeling tools to design analog or RF integrated circuit components for transceivers including analog, mixed-signal, and RF components.
  • Review/Write specifications for radar component design
  • Specify fabrication steps to build custom designed printed circuit boards to test integrated circuit components
  • Troubleshoot analog or RF circuits in a innovative electronics lab
  • Characterize custom designed RF components and modules overvoltage, temperature, and environmental stresses.
  • Contribute in developing new ideas and proposals for research activities for the department.
  • Use electronic equipment to measure slew rate, gain, stability, phase noise, jitter, s-parameters, power output, P1dB, PSat, noise figure, module

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Job Family:

Research and Development

Company Overview:

Work Where it Matters

Akima Infrastructure Services (AIS), an Akima company, is not just another staffing contractor. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), our mission and purpose extend beyond our exciting federal projects as we support our shareholder communities in Alaska.

At AIS, the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of our 15,000 Iñupiat shareholders, a group of Alaska natives from one of the most remote and harshest environments in the United States.

For our shareholders , AIS provides support and employment opportunities and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years.

For our government customers , AIS supports vital missions with the most in-demand and specialized skill sets in the world.

As an AIS employee , you will be surrounded by a challenging, yet supportive work environment that is committed to innovation and diversity, two of our most important values. You will also have access to our comprehensive benefits and competitive pay in addition to growth opportunities and excellent retirement options.


We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability, and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us at or [Register to View] (information about job applications status is not available at this contact information).

Security Clearance Required:


Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Master’s in Electrical Engineering or; Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering plus four (4) years’ experience
  • Radio Frequency design experience
  • Electrical test and measure practices to protect sensitive devices and equipment to troubleshooting high frequency circuitry
  • Use of RF test equipment such as spectrum analyzers, vector network analyzers, pulsed signal generators, oscilloscopes, and precision power supplies.
  • Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q clearance

Preferred Qualifications (Desired):

  • Knowledge of designing distributed element active microwave circuits such as detectors, receivers, and power amplifiers
  • Strong written and presentation skills to provide sponsors and vendors convincing evidence of quality designs
  • Ability to work independently and within a multi-disciplinary team of peers to meet specifications
  • Strong interpersonal skills which include teamwork, effective leadership, negotiation, delegation, and conflict resolution
  • Understanding of:
  • fabrication process for printed circuit boards
  • die attaching, wirebonding, and packaging
  • advanced automated assembly processes for die and very small SMT components
  • Strong electrical test and measure skills at the module and die level
  • Experience:
  • developing complex microsystem solutions including analog, digital, RF, and other technologies
  • modeling electromagnetic effects on and off die
  • Active DOE Q or DOD TS clearance

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