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Array Antenna Engineer

Company: VLink Inc.
Location: Germantown
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Array Antenna Engineer
Location: Germantown, MD
Employment Type: (Full-time or contract)
Duration: Permanent


  • Senior Array Antenna Engineer for our office in Germantown, MD. This is an exciting position where the candidate will be involved in design and testing of state-of-the-art RF and antenna technology for next generation LEO/MEO/GEO satellite communication systems. You will be instrumental in designing and developing Innovative solutions to serve customers in fixed, Aeronautical, land-mobile and maritime domains.

  • Responsibilities:


  • Analyze system requirements and derive antenna and RF sub-system requirements


  • As member of antenna design team, conduct detailed design of low-cost radiating elements and polarizers that work over wide bandwidths and wide scan angles


  • Develop test plans and generate detailed test procedures for RF and phased array antenna subsystems.


  • Conduct near field and far field measurements, collect results, analyze and present to internal teams and customers, when needed


  • Interface with factory teams to provide antenna test fixture related inputs


  • Interface with vendors and suppliers on the selection of test equipment for the antenna lab


  • Basic Requirements:


  • Master's degree in electrical engineering or related field.


  • 5+ years' experience with advanced electromagnetics, antennas, polarizers and radomes


  • 5+ years of array design experience


  • Preferred Qualifications:


  • Ph.D in electrical engineering


  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated and focused individual to solve practical problems in the lab without needing specific directions


  • Strong familiarity with test equipment like vector network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, signal generators, noise figure meters, power meters etc.


  • Able to make antenna pattern measurements including active element patterns, gain, G/T, beam-width, sidelobe levels, co and cross polarization levels, Axial Ratio, Return loss, Insertion Loss, coupling factors.


  • Strong familiarity with simulation tools such as HFSS, CST, ADS and MATLAB


  • Familiarity with a wide variety of RF printed circuit technologies including stripline, microstrip, co-planar waveguide.


  • Familiarity with high density PC board interconnect methods including micro-via, blind and buried via, in RF and microwave environments.


  • Familiarity with cavity resonance issues of enclosed antenna structures


  • Knowledgeable about electronic beam forming, beam steering and array synthesis.


  • Will be eligible for discretionary bonus, with funding based on company performance.


  • #LI-EM1




    About VLink: Started in 2006 and headquartered in Connecticut, VLink is one of the fastest growing digital technology services and consulting companies. Since its inception, our innovative team members have been solving the most complex business, and IT challenges of our global clients.


    Employment Practices:
    EEO, ADA, FMLA Compliant
    VLink is an equal opportunity employer. At VLink, we are committed to embracing diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion. VLink does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, or discharge, will be decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, performance, and business needs.

Keywords: VLink Inc., Germantown , Array Antenna Engineer, Engineering , Germantown, Maryland

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