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Job ID: 42970


Antenna Test Engineer
Our client is seeking an Antenna Test Engineer to join their team in Redmond, WA. Help in developing exciting new technology which will change communication all over the world.  Come work alongside brilliant colleagues who share a commitment to each other’s success and know how to have fun!
The successful candidate will be responsible to provide state-of-the-art RF measurement capacity for research, design, development, and production.

More specifically, the candidate will derive RF test & measurement requirements from product requirement; and design, develop and implement the RF test methods, fixtures and automation as a part of Test Engineering team. The candidate will accept ownership to create/sustain the internal antenna test ranges, test equipment and its procedures/processes; to train users. The candidate will participate in development of the product V&V collaborating with RF, Software, Mechanical and System engineers. They are seeking persistent, curious, self-motivated and self-discipline individuals who enjoy working in a dynamic environment. 

Responsibilities
Development of RF test methodologies, approaches and hardware per Product Requirements.
Design, Develop and implement the RF test hardware, fixtures and automation.
Periodically assess Antenna Test Ranges and RF test procedures.
Improve confidence and alignment between the various test chambers.
Oversee Antenna Range Maintenance and Upgrade Plans.
Develop strategies to improve test throughput & methodology.
Work with Systems & RF Engineering teams on Test Plans, Test reports.
Prototype test scripts when applicable using our Automated Microwave Measurement Systems.
Provide test support for debugging of prototype antennas.
Support Test Operations with troubleshooting and training.
Documentation of procedures and processes.

Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or other relevant technical field (e.g., math, physics) required.
 3+ years of performing RF measurements in X or K Higher band Antenna test ranges.
Demonstrated ability to perform NIST 18 Term antenna test range error assessments.
3+ years of operating and maintaining Antenna test ranges (CATR, Planar Near Field, Spherical Near Field).
Demonstrated experience in Electromagnetics theory and Antenna fundamentals.
Demonstrated experience in RF measurement theory and practice using VNA, Spectrum/Signal Analyzer, Power Meter, etc.

Preferred
Experience with commercial Antenna Test Software (Orbit/FR 959, NSI/MI-3000).
Familiarity with Python or MATLAB or equivalent programming capability.
Experience with RF simulation tools.
Experience with an A2LA certified organization.
Experience within an industry work environment performing antenna, electromagnetic (EMI EMC) and / or Radome test and measurements.
Relevant granted Patents and/or articles published in IEEE Journals (or equivalent).
Experience with advanced math skills and tools.


Benefits
Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.

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