System Engineer III in Scottsdale, AZ at Benchmark Electronics

Date Posted: 5/19/2018

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Job Description

Job Title
System Engineer III

Job ID(Requisition ID):

Job Summary
Benchmark Electronics is hiring an RF Systems Architect in Tempe, AZ. As announced last spring, Benchmark Electronics has relocated its corporate headquarters and is building an Engineering Design Center of Excellence in Tempe, AZ. This design center will provide radio solutions to external customers and also serve as a central radio design hub for each of the divisions within Benchmark.

Essential Functions and Competencies

  • Hands-on RF/Microwave/mmWave design experience and testing/debugging of building blocks like amplifiers, mixers, filters, PLLs, etc. in the frequency range of 1-100 GHz.
  • Experience with RX/TX cascade analysis, link budget analysis, PCB layout tools and techniques of RF System/Subsystem designs at the Integrated Microwave Assembly (IMA) and/or RFIC/MMIC level.
  • Experience working with ASICs/FPGAs and working alongside DSP designers to provide AFE modeling, system specifying, architecture developing, functional simulation, and synthesis and timing analysis.
  • Experience with various aggressor and victim scenarios and mitigation techniques.
  • Expertise in at least one circuit/system simulator and EM Solver tool: ADS, MWO, Genesys, MATLAB/Simulink, SystemVue, CST, HFSS, SONNET, FEKO, etc.
  • Experience with end-to-end system analysis, including a good understanding of antennas and propagation.
  • Experience preparing and delivering status presentations of debug investigations and design tradeoffs in a concise manner.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, team-building mindset, and ability to communicate complex ideas in an easy to understand manner.
  • Experience mentoring RF entry level engineers, less experienced RF designers, and engineering interns.
  • Must be self-motivated and willing to “do what it takes” to get the job done.
  • Synthesizer, VCO, Phase Noise suppression, and LO path spur mitigation depth is a plus.
  • Data converter experience/knowledge is a plus.
  • Developed and implemented algorithm for baseband-based RF impairment compensation is a plus.

Qualifications / Education / Experience
    This role will work with cutting edge EW and radio technologies for military and commercial wireless applications. They’ll be responsible for radio architecture analysis and system end-to-end simulation, coordinating design at the block or component level and ensuring compliance to system level specifications. Working with peers in the RF and High-Speed Design team, this person will:
  • Be the voice of the customer: interpret customer specifications and perform the necessary analysis and simulations to guarantee full compliance.
  • Identify emerging solutions that can be integrated into project designs early in the design cycle to enhance performance.
  • Lead design reviews and oversee the project development while continuously optimizing for maximum specification margin through the entire design cycle.
  • Focus will be on linear and non-linear AFE block level design or component selection, how these pieces fit into the RF subsystem, and how this subsystem interacts with the signal processing stages in the DSP/modem.

Experience Required
  • Must demonstrate working knowledge of RF impairments and their impact on system performance.
  • Performed independent research for feasibility studies of novel structures to determine best design course of action.
  • Work experience with phased array antennas and systems is also a plus.

  • Education Required
    • Masters or PhD level Electrical Engineering Degree is preferred, with at least 10 years of hands-on industry experience in receiver/transmitter or RF subsystem design.

Job Category
Design Engineering
Job Location
Design Center of Excellence AZ, USA

Pay Type
Travel Requirement
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