L3 Technologies Microwave Engineer in Menlo Park, California

Microwave Engineer


Responsible for designing, developing, modifying, and evaluating microwave devices and systems. Ensures product designs meet com­pany and/or customer requirements in terms of costs, results and manufacturability of end products.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Development responsibilities include the design of VHF, UHF, and microwave antennas as well as passive, linear components including baluns, power dividers, diplexers, impedance matching networks, hybrids, and filters.

  2. Provide critical design direction on projects/programs consistent with achieving specific cost and schedule objectives.

  3. Effectively transfer antenna designs to manufacturing and ensure products meet specifications and quality requirements.

  4. Ensure designs are suitable for volume manufacture.

  5. Microwave design engineers are expected to support or lead the generation of specification and test documents, create original electrical designs, work jointly with Mechanical Engineering, CAD Designers, Machine Shop and Manufacturing to ensure efficient manufacturing of hardware.

  6. Conduct and supervise prototype development and testing using state-of-the-art testing facilities.

  7. Assist in the preparation of proposals including design concepts, costing, writing sections and making presentations to management and customers.


Requires a BS degree (MSEE preferred) and/or a minimum of five to seven years of related experience. Candidates should possess a working knowledge of antennas, phased arrays, beamformers, transmission line theory, and passive RF circuit design. A familiarity with the characteristics and design of various antenna types such as uniform or tapered slot, cavity backed aperture, broadband, wire, and microstrip is required. Experience with one or more design and analysis software tools such as HFSS, Ansoft Designer, Microwave Office, WIPL-D, MatLab, and NEC is also considered essential. Candidates must have hands-on experience performing S-parameter measurements, antenna pattern measurements using either far or near field techniques, and antenna gain measurements. Knowledge of practical RF system considerations such as path loss calculation, cascade noise figure, and intercept point is desirable.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be able to obtain a Security Clearance.

  • Flexible to work varied shifts, overtime, weekends and travel on occasion.

  • Ability to type for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.

  • Based upon your job duties, and need to visit different areas within Randtron, you may be exposed to; fumes, dust, toxic or caustic chemicals (well below OSHA and ACGIH exposure guidelines), outdoor weather, moving mechanical parts and/or be part of a hearing conservation program due to noise levels around certain equipment.

  • May be required to move items 25 pounds for distances of up to 25 feet.

  • Must wear appropriate personal protective equipment as necessary.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities / sexual orientation / gender identity.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply, please contact 650-326-9500 x390.


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Job Engineering-Electronics

Primary Location USA-California-Menlo Park

Other Locations USA-California-Palo Alto

US Security Clearance Required: Secret

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day - 1st

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Organization: Division - Randtron-20000064

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Job Posting: Mar 14, 2018, 11:04:20 AM

Req ID: 096825