Senior RF Engineer Automotive – New Posting!

Senior RF Engineer Automotive


Auburn Hills, MI

A global technology and manufacturing leader has an opening for an experienced Sr. RF Engineer.  This person will design and test new active antennas for automotive applications. Designs include LNA, AM/FM/DAB Amplifier, RF Transceiver front-end circuits. Frequency bands include AM/FM/WB, 3G/4G Cell, WLAN/Bluetooth/Zigbee, GNSS, SXM, DSRC/V2V, DAB. Redesign current antennas for improved performance, reduced cost and/or adding additional frequency bands.

Responsibilities & Qualifications                  

  • Coordinate with RF engineers on requirements for antennas
  • Prepare antenna amplifier specifications
  • Develop RF circuit design concept
  • Confirm design through simulation and measurements
  • Build functional prototype
  • Perform design verification and confirm performance in a report.
  • Develop matching networks
  • Schematics and PCB layout design
  • Oversee the electrical validation of the antenna system


  • 5+-years’ experience in antenna development and testing
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient with EM and circuit simulation software
  • Proficient with antenna test equipment including VNA, spectrum analyzer, noise figure meter and test antennas
  • Proficient with hand tools for building and modifying circuits

Preferred skills, knowledge and abilities:

  • AM/FM, GNSS, DAB and/or SXM LNA design experience
  • LNA measurements including gain, noise figure, 1 dB compression, IP3
  • Basic knowledge of standard manufacturing processes such as PCB fabrication and assembly
  • Basic understanding of quality systems
  • Automotive experience is a plus
  • Professional, structured, autonomous, and creative work style
  • Excellent team player, able to cooperate with International teams

Travel:  Occasional travel inside and outside the US may be required.

Degree:  BSEE or similar required

Salary:  Base salary plus bonus and great benefits