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Senior RF Engineer

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Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Submillimeter Wave Tech Lab
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and grade
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General Summary of Position:

The Submillimeter-Wave Technology Laboratory at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is actively seeking an experienced and motivated Senior RF Engineer to support its electronics hardware development and radar signature measurement efforts. The individual in this full-time benefitted position will collaborate with other senior engineering and science staff in the development and construction of electronics systems spanning the RF to millimeter-wave region used in indoor compact radar signature measurement ranges. The individual will strengthen STL’s core engineering expertise in the areas of instrumented radar electronics systems.

STL is an energetic, innovative Laboratory that operates a nationally recognized radar-modeling program supporting government-sponsored electromagnetic signature collection and materials development efforts.

Other duties may include some optical system design and electromagnetic scattering analysis. Depending on program requirements, the individual may also be asked to participate in software development efforts that support compact radar range operations (e.g. data acquisition and signal/image processing). Knowledge of software packages such as LabVIEW, Matlab, and Keysight Pathwave (ADS), etc. are desired.

The individual will also be expected to participate with other senior staff in the pursuit of new externally sponsored research as well as mentor and guide STL technical staff and students engaged in a variety of projects supporting the laboratory’s mission.

The candidate should be motivated, growth-oriented, and capable of demonstrating their potential as a productive technical staff member. The candidate must be willing to work in small groups to meet team goals as well as operate independently to achieve individual goals.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • A bachelor’s degree in EE (or equivalent) with 7+ years of relevant experience, or M.S. in EE (or equivalent) with 5+ years of relevant experience, or Doctorate in EE (or equivalent) with 3+ years of relevant experience
  • The candidate must be able to obtain a US government security clearance within 3 months from the date of hire and retain the clearance while employed at STL

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience with the design and construction of rf/microwave electronics systems
  • Experience in the creation and implementation of signal processing algorithms applied to complex data (e.g. Nyquist sampling requirements, the Fourier Transform, etc.)
  • Familiarity with digital electronics and related concepts especially with regards to analog signal acquisition and system control (e.g. ADCs, microcontrollers/SBCs, CPLD/FPGAs)
  • Hands-on experience with programming platforms such as LabVIEW and/or Matlab
  • Experience with rf/microwave analog electronics design modeling tools such as Keysight Pathwave (ADS)

Additional Considerations:

  • The ideal candidate will have the ability to work effectively with diverse groups as well have solid oral/written communication, interpersonal, and deadline management skills

**Given the nature and responsibilities of the position, only U.S. persons (any individual who is a citizen of the United States, a permanent resident alien of the United States, or a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C.1324b(a)(3)) will be considered for this position.

Special Instructions to Applicants: 

Only current UML Employees within the Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

This is a Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit position, Grade P22.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; however, the posting may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

This position is contingent upon funding. 

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.  Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.  Submission of research interest is optional.


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