Senior RF Design Engineer

Location: Ft Lauderdale, FL
Title: Senior RF Design Engineer
 Reports To: Director of Engineering
FLSA Status: Exempt, Salary
Work Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Supervise others: No

PLEASE NOTE: NO Relocation Costs paid.

Sunair Electronics is seeking an experienced HF/ VHF RF Design Engineer. This individual will be responsible for the development, and qualification of HF/ RF products to specification. He/she will support the design, manufacture and test of existing products, analyzes designs to characterize performance and provide data, revises designs to achieve product performance and product goals, evaluates and chooses new devices to be used in existing products.
What we do:
Sunair Electronics has been quietly serving the world of wireless communications since 1956. Sunair designs, manufactures and sells state of the art High Frequency (HF) communications systems and peripherals utilized for long range voice and data communications. Every hour of every day Sunair products proudly serve those around the world who protect us on the sea, under the sea, in the air and on the land. Sunair has provided strategic communications solutions in over a 100 countries around the world, including those of the NATO community. Cost-conscious and quality-conscious, Sunair remains dedicated to the development, design and production of equipment that is as advanced as it is reliable. Sunair Electronics is a place where your passion, ideas and efforts can have an immediate and lasting impact. Sounds like a place for you?

As a HF/VHF RF Design Engineer you can expect to:
  • Work with engineering and production to support the pre-sale activity, proposal generation, design and validation of the product.
  • Provide input to Director of Engineering and/or product managers to assist with overall customer goals, requirements and ad-hoc technical needs.
  • Evaluate test equipment and processing equipment used in production, diagnosing problems, directing repairs, tuning/ testing products, and documenting design and test procedures.
 Required Experience:
  • 10+ years industry and /or military experience outside of school. (Required)
  • 10+ years of Design Engineer experience with HF/VHF/ UHF products.
  • Must be proficient in:
  1.  RF/HF and Microwave design concepts, theories, and practices for large signal amplifiers, small signal amplifiers, filters, couplers and control circuits.
  2.  Test methods and the use of test equipment.
  3. The use of design and analysis/ synthesis tools (Altium Designer, PSPICE, AWR, HFSS, etc.) Must have a deep understanding of the design process from requirements to product validation (Required.)
  • Experience generating system designs/documentation and subsequent detailed designs.
  • Must have experience with communications equipment. (Required)
  • Must have experience with design to meet certification of various agencies as well as applicable military standards.
  • Knowledge of lumped element filter design and be proficient in RF test methods and use of test equipment.
  • Knowledge of analog transistor level design, low noise op-amp, and control circuit design and theory, PLL, DDS and microcontroller design skills, and knowledge of RF/ IF blocks used in transmitter and receivers cascade design and analysis, etc.
Miscellaneous Requirements:
  • Proficiency with MS-Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Access).
  • Very strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and work well under pressure.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in a team environment.
  • GROL (FCC General Radio Operator License) and/or amateur radio license. (Desirable)  
Educational Requirements:
  •  Bachelor’s degree in a technical related field (BSEE preferred.)
What you can expect from Sunair: 
  • Competitive and comprehensive compensation package which includes but is not limited to:
    1. Base salary commensurate with experience
    2. Benefits package of Medical, Gap, dental, vision, employee assistance program, and life insurance
    3. 401(k) program the first of the month following 60 days of employment
    4. Wellness Bonus Program after 90 days of service.  Earn 3%, 6% or 9% of your weekly base salary based on weekly physical activity! 
    5. Generous paid time off program from first day of employment – Accrue 12 vacation and 6 sick days per year
    6. On sight gym offering a boot camp 4 times per week, Zumba on Fridays
    7. Once per month luncheon
    8. Monthly birthday celebration and Pot Lucks every other month
    9. Plus many other employee activities throughout the year
Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities, which are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Sunair Electronics is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Sunair is committed to an anti-discrimination policy in all of its programs and services. Sunair is consciously and proactively inclusive of all areas of diversity including, but not limited to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sovereign tribal nations status,  ancestry, gender identity and expression, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, social class, socioeconomic status, marital status, language, disability, or immigration status. 

 Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Sunair (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Sunair is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Sunair is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and woman.
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