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Sensor Validation Engineer



Tucson, AZ, USA
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
Job Summary

Lunewave Inc. is a high tech startup company developing advanced antenna technology for a broad range of applications including radar sensors, passive RF direction finding systems, millimeter wave imagers, wireless communication, SATCOM, etc.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Radar / RF System Engineer to join
Lunewave Engineering team in Tucson, AZ. The successful candidate must have advanced conceptual
understanding of radar and / or RF systems with a solid understanding of related hardware
development and the systems engineering process. This position will support the full life cycle of
multiple active and passive RF sensors from conceptual development through field support.
Experience in aerospace industry as well as telecom industry is helpful.

  • Candidate should have strong expertise in radar and / or RF system design, and be familiar with trade studies, models, and algorithms in MATLAB or similar programming languages.
  • Conceptualizes and articulates innovative solutions to highly technical and complex engineering problems related to RF / radar system design with an emphasis on hardware specification and architecture. Familiarity with signal processing is a strong plus.
  • Will participate in RF / radar hardware development including front end antenna technology and back in processing components leading system development, integration, verification, validation, and debug.
  • Will perform trade studies and create models to evaluate competing solutions and provide recommendations for best courses of action.
  • Will provide guidance and support for Radar and RF system testing and data analysis.
  • Interacts with internal and external personnel on technical matters related to RF system design requiring coordination between organizations.
  • Provides leadership, direction and guidance for research into the solution of radar and / or RF related engineering problems.
  • Advises or directs the planning for the implementation of engineering solutions, including strategic objectives and timetables for technical development.
  • Participates or directs the allocation of technical resources and professional staff to achieve objectives.
  • Prepares status/progress reports and ensure compliance, reporting, and safety standards are maintained.
  • Functions as a key participant in attracting and retaining engineering business as well as professional staff.
  • Effectively counsels, mentors and transfers highly specialized technical engineering knowledge to team members.
  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.

Job Qualifications
  • Requires a bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; five or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, three or more years of experience with a masters degree or with a PhD. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
  • Has demonstrated leadership ability by directing/developing the solution(s) to highly technical and complex engineering problems, and has been a key participant in attracting and retaining engineering business as well as professional staff.
  • Expertise in RF / microwave engineering and related simulation software tools is a strong plus.
  • Must also possess excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills, be customer focused, and able to work on a self-initiated basis or in a team environment.
  • US citizenship or permanent residency is preferred.