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RF Front End Design Engineer in Covington, LA at Globalstar

Date Posted: 6/25/2018

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Job Description

Globalstar is hiring a RF Front End Design Engineer to join our team in the New Orleans Area!

This individual will have a BS or MS in Electrical Engineering.  Minimum 5 years industry experience outside of the university, ten years preferred.  Researches, develops, designs, and tests consumer and industrial electronic equipment by performing the duties listed below. Experience with schematic capture and PCB design tools (Altium preferred). Experience with RF component integration is required. Ability to multi-task is essential. Ability to effectively manage time and prioritize tasks is a must. This individual will have good organizational, analytical, and numerical skills.  This individual will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. They must work with other technology department team members to ensure departmental deadlines are met and objectives are achieved.

Major Job duties include, but not limited to, the following:       

  • Analyzes data to determine feasibility of product proposal.
  • Researches and selects electronic components with performance, manufacturability and product cost goals in mind.
  • Prepares or directs preparation of schematics and PCB layout.
  • Uses simulation tools to demonstrate design intent.
  • Plans and develops experimental test programs.
  • Oversees test personnel in the design, fabrication and testing of prototype models.
  • Uses laboratory test equipment (e.g. oscilloscopes, network analyzers, noise figure probes, spectrum analyzers) to insure that products meet their electrical design goals.
  • Selects RF components to optimize matching and tuning performance.
  • Analyzes test data and reports to determine if the design meets all regulatory, functional, and performance specifications.
  • Produces formal documentation for the manufacture of designed products.
  • Works closely with manufacturing to insure a smooth design handoff.

Job Requirements

Position requirements:

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree (BS) from four-year college or university in Electrical Engineering, MS preferred
  • Minimum 5 years industry experience outside of the university, ten years preferred
  • Experience with battery or other low power wireless devices
  • Experience with schematic capture and PCB design tools (Altium preferred)
  • Solid broad-based knowledge of and experience with analog front end RF circuits ranging from 1 GHz to 5 GHz.
  • Experience with RF component integration is required
    • In particular, experience with power amplifiers, LNAs, mixers, synthesizers, SAW filters, etc.
  • Experience with test equipment such as spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, signal generators, DMMs, oscilloscopes
  • Experience with embedded antenna design/analysis is a plus

Who are we?

Globalstar is a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services. Customers around the world in industries such as government, emergency management, marine, logging, oil & gas and outdoor recreation rely on Globalstar to conduct business smarter and faster, maintain peace of mind and access emergency personnel. Globalstar data solutions are ideal for various asset and personal tracking, data monitoring, SCADA and IoT applications. The Company's products include mobile and fixed satellite telephones, the innovative Sat-Fi satellite hotspot, Simplex and Duplex satellite data modems, tracking devices and flexible service packages.

Globalstar offers a competitive salary and benefits package including, but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, wellness program, 401K, stock options, employee stock purchase plan, life Insurance, accidental injury, long term disability, short-term disability, holiday pay, vacation and sick days.

Globalstar is an EOE.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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