RF Hardware Developer

Job Reference: WM – 2363

Location: Cambridge

Salary: £65,000 - £75,000

Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

RF Hardware Developer


  • Technical design and specification of discrete linear RF PA solutions
  • High efficiency compact handheld battery
  • Technical requirements analysis
  • Complete transmitter chain specification, design and implementation
  • Component specification and sourcing
  • Block, subsystem and product integration testing
  • Resolution of design and integration issues
  • Type approval support
  • Support design, testing and troubleshooting in other areas of the product as appropriate
  • Technical support to end customers and subcontract manufacturers
  • Progress reporting

About You:

Essential skills

  • Discrete linear PA design
  • Transmitter chain design
  • RF design
  • Analogue design.
  • Handset design
  • Printed coupler design
  • RF simulation tools (e.g. Genesys, ADS, Microwave Office)
  • Portable product design
  • RF simulation tools (e.g. Microwave Offfice, ADS) for linear and non-linear simulation

Desirable skills

  • Ideally the applicant will have experience in one or more of the following technology areas:
  • 3G/4G design.
  • GPS/WiFI/Bluetooth design
  • VCO/synth design
  • Receiver design
  • Cartesian loop transmitter design
  • Transmitter linearization techniques e.g. pre-distortion (analogue/digital)
  • ADS simulation
  • CST Microwave Studio
  • Antenna design
  • Design for ESD protection.
  • Design for EMC.
  • Power supply design (analogue and SMPS).
  • Transmit converter specification (SNR, rates)
  • FIR filter design
  • MATLAB/Simulink

Personal Attributes

  • Communicates effectively with others across multiple disciplines
  • Works well in a small focussed team, sometimes against tight deadlines
  • Conscientious, reliable and enthusiastic worker who takes pride in their work
  • Self-driven and motivated with ability to use own initiative and take a technical lead
  • Ability to work to a high level of quality with good attention to detail


  • Senior minimum 5 years, Principal minimum 8 years RF design experience
  • High volume product development
  • PA development for mobile and/or fixed site communication

Job Application:

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply to send a copy of your full CV – or call us now.

Whilst this position may not be of interest to you or suit your skills and experience, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with a member of the team at Willcox Matthews to understand how we can support you.

We receive a large number of applications for all of our positions – Therefore, if you have not received a response within 10 working days, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK