02 Jan
GaN MMIC Design Engineer
California, Elsegundo , 90245 Elsegundo USA

The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space. At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves. Exciting times at Aerospace Corporation! We are seeking a dynamic MMIC design engineer to work in the Communication Electronics Department (CED) of the Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, CA. Apply your creativity to develop and tape-out novel GaN MMIC circuits in next-generation processes to meet the challenges of our government customers. We are investing heavily in our R&D and program support activities related to GaN MMICs and this opportunity is a great fit for an engineer who is excited to tackle every step of the MMIC design cycle, including requirements definition, device modeling, circuit design, EM simulation, assembly, testing, and packaging. You'll also be able to expand your expertise into other microwave technology areas.As consultants to our government customers, our work immediately impacts the direction and development of payloads for both small and large satellites. Our academic-like collegial atmosphere encourages publication of our work and collaboration with and continued learning from our engineers who are leaders in their fields of expertise. We're also ready to learn from you.This role can be in a hybrid work model which offers onsite work with remote support as well. Location available to support will be El Segundo, CA What You'll Be Doing

  • Develop MMIC designs in support of GaN MMIC capability and reliability studies
  • Test MMIC GaN circuitry using a state-of-the-art wafer probe station and measurement equipment
  • Develop and apply advanced microwave measurement and modeling techniques
  • Perform microwave circuit simulations using ADS or Microwave Office
  • Perform EM simulations using Sonnet, AXIEM, and HFSS
  • Collaborate onsite with fellow engineers and technician
  • Mentor junior technical and technician staff.
This position can be filled as an Aerospace Senior Member of Technical Staff or Engineering Specialist What You Need to be Successful Minimum Requirements for consideration as a Sr. Member of the Technical Staff:
  • Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or other related discipline
  • Minimum of 5-years experience with MIC and/or MMIC and/or RFIC design and test (GaN, GaAs, SiGe, and/or InP)
  • Technical experience in the following microwave engineering areas:
    • Microwave circuit theory using ADS, Microwave Office, HFSS, MATLAB, Python
    • Measurements and analysis of data obtained using network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, AWGs, power meters, load pull tuners, etc.
  • Demonstrated creativity in problem-solving, an ability to rapidly grasp new concepts, and excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Willing to travel domestically approximately 10%
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance, which is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.
Minimum Requirements for consideration as an Engineering Specialist (in addition):
  • Minimum of 8-years of industry experience
  • Proficiency using 2.5D or 3D, full-wave electromagnetic simulation tools such as HFSS Sonnet, Axiem, or EM
  • Demonstrated experience with MIC and/or MMIC design and test
  • Microwave/RF system level analysis
How You Can Stand Out It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
  • Ph.D. in electrical engineering, related engineering, or physics discipline
  • An understanding of device physics, parasitics, and state of the art foundry processes
  • Any experience in the following microwave specialty areas:
    • High-power RF SSPA or TWTA
    • Mixers and/or Low Noise Amplifiers
    • PLL/oscillator design and theory
  • Current TS/SCI security clearance
Grade-Based Pay Range (Min - Mid - Max)Ways We Reward Our Employees During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:
  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
  • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
  • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
  • 401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
  • Relocation assistance
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
  • Education assistance programs
  • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect
We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation. Equal Opportunity Commitment The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at ieo.mailbox@aero.org . You can also review Know Your Rights : Workplace Discrimination is Illegal , as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement .

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