Principal RF Hardware Design Engineer

National Instruments Corporation Austin , TX 78719

Posted 8 months ago

POSITION OVERVIEW RF Hardware Design Engineer

The National Instrument's RF R/D Team is seeking to hire an experienced to work on standard NI Products. The primary responsibilities of this position are to work with engineering teams to define, document, design, deploy and sustain NI products tailored to meet specific customer requirements for engineering solutions. The ideal candidate has experience and knowledge regarding RF circuit and system level design.

This is a multi-functional role dealing with diverse engineering needs, including the ability to gather requirements, generate specification documents, and interface with manufacturing partners, meet with product planning and internal personnel to design, deploy and sustain solutions worldwide.

The Principal RF Hardware Engineer position is a high visibility role within NI. This is a hand's on multi-functional role dealing with diverse engineering skills needed to support deployed custom solutions worldwide.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Uses high frequency design tools to design and to simulate RF, microwave, and mmWave circuits, sub-systems, and complete system products.

  • Defining and implementing project plans, managing milestones and holding reviews to assure systems meet requirements and readiness for deployment

  • Lifecycle management of product under development

  • Owning and implementing individual technical project deliverables, guiding technical decisions and driving field found issues to resolution

  • Traveling as needed (possibly up to 15%) domestically and abroad in support of project objectives

Why NI?

For 40 years, National Instruments has worked with engineers and scientists to provide answers to the most challenging questions. NI systems accelerate productivity, innovation, and discovery through an open, software-defined platform. This approach helps engineers develop and increase the performance of automated test and automated measurement systems.

Historically, National Instruments has been a top 100 employer of choice as ranked by several different sources, naming NI one of the top corporate citizens and best places to work. Maybe it is our fantastic work/life balance, or the Employee Stock Purchase Program and grants, or matching 401K, or picturesque campus with ponds, hiking trails, beach volleyball courts, and collaborative meeting spaces. If you want to work on cool stuff at a cool company, you're in the right place! Here's a snippet of some of our core industry leadership.

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  • Semiconductor
  • NI semiconductor test customers report 10X improvement in test times while maintaining measurement and performance requirements.
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  • As vehicles advance towards autonomous operation, test engineers face drastically increasing system complexity while dealing with ever present cost and time pressure.
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • NI provides industry-leading performance and accuracy with best-in-class synchronization for large systems, so you can get to the right decision faster.
  • 5G Setting world records in spectral efficiency using MIMO
  • Internet of Things (IoT) - With NI's technology providing unmatched capabilities in measurement, control, ruggedness, and connectivity, along with our expert ecosystem, you can realize the benefits of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) today.

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Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering

  • 7 years' experience in an RF Systems Design Role or a RF Hardware Circuit Design Role

  • Experience with electrical engineering, electronics and RF principles knowledge of microwave modeling tools (Microwave Office, AXiEM, CST, ADS, Ansys)

  • Experience with schematic capture tools (Mentor graphics, Cadence, Altium)

  • Able and Willing to travel up to 15% domestically and abroad in support of project objectives

Preferred Qualifications

  • Hands on use of microwave modeling tools

  • Understanding of schematic capture tools

  • Understanding of Simulation, Data Analysis and Presentation

  • Demonstrated understanding of the following concepts and principles:

  • Sources of measurement error

  • Appropriate selection of instrumentation and equipment

  • Integration of hardware and software

  • Grounding and shielding principles

  • Familiar with schematic capture tools

  • Statistical analysis of data (Cp, Cpk, GR&R)

  • Intimate VNA and spectrum analyzer measurements experience

  • RF System design and debug experience in a large-scale production or lab environment

  • Demonstrated ability to:

  • Effectively interact and communicate with customers

  • Work effectively in a diverse, multi-cultural group development environment

  • Problem-solve effectively - diagnose technical issues and propose reasonable solutions

  • Take initiative, be a self-starter, and work independently

  • Persistently drive tasks and lead projects to successful completion

  • Quickly learn applicable technology, systems, and products

  • Strong problem-solving skills, work ethic, and drive to succeed

National Instruments is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

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