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RF Microwave Engineer

RF Microwave Engineer
by Admin on 01-25-2023 at 2:17 pm

Website Samtec

The RF Microwave Engineer will be responsible for optimizing the electrical performance of Samtec’s RF products through modeling, simulation, design, measurement, correlation, characterization, and debug.

Essential Functions/ Responsibilities:

  • Optimize the electrical performance of new RF connectors and design the PCB launch using established modeling and simulation techniques.
  • Collaborate with PCB Component and Layout Engineers to design and optimize PCB RF launches for connector evaluation and customer guidance.
  • Provide input to design teams, create electrical models, and deliver supporting documentation.
  • Analyze variation dependence and parametric sensitivity of models.
  • Guide and direct the activities of multifunctional teams per the priorities set by engineering management & learnings from SI simulations/measurements on developing new products.
  • Work closely with the high-speed test and measurement lab to validate design and correlate measurement with simulations using VNA, TDR and Oscilloscope.
  • Handle multiple projects simultaneously as priorities can change very quickly.
  • Work and communicate regularly with Marketing, Quality and Operations.

“The responsibilities as defined are intended to serve as a general guideline for this position. Associates may be asked to perform additional tasks depending on strengths and capabilities” 

Required Experience:

  • 2 – 5+ years of experience designing PCB mounted RF or microwave connectors and launches.
  • Expertise in RF, microwave, and general high-frequency electromagnetics concepts.
  • Experience using commercial 3D field solvers (e.g. HFSS, CST, FEKO, etc.) to study electromagnetic effects.
  • Communication skills are a must as this person will interact with engineers in different disciplines as well as with members of management.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering (BSEE), Physics, or related field.
  • Experience with EDA design tools (e.g. Cadence Allegro, Mentor, Altium, etc.) including schematic capture and layout.
  • Master’s degree in electrical engineering (MSEE), Physics, or related field.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE), Physics, or related field.
  • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (MSEE), Physics, or related field.

SAMTEC, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating a diverse environment. All employment decisions at Samtec are based in business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, pregnancy or parental status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity/expression, marital status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws.

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