RF-Antenna Development Engineer

Engineering | Morrisville, NC (RTP), United States
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We’re Hiring an RF-Antenna Development Engineer!     
  
If you are excited and passionate about helping #LetsSolveWater, consider joining our team today!  Xylem, Inc. is a leading global water technology company servicing more than 150 countries and is dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues.  We are looking for individuals to join our mission by exceeding customer expectations through smart sustainable solutions.  At Xylem, you will have the opportunity to solve water by participating in our paid Volunteer Program, Xylem Watermark!   
  

The Role: Xylem seeks to hire seeks to hire an RF-antenna Development Engineer to assist in the development and ongoing engineering support of the Sensus portfolio of products.  The RF-antenna Development Engineer will work with other engineering disciplines in the development and ongoing technical support of the Sensus portfolio and will entail full life-cycle responsibilities from conceptual design of new product introduction to resolving any technical issue with legacy products.  Product design ownership, collaborative attitude, and enthusiasm for delivering on-time within budget and quality requirements are crucial for success in this position.  

This individual will be part of a focused development team involved with the following:   

  • Development of micro-controller or DSP based embedded systems and high volume products for the next generation of Automatic Meter Infrastructure (AMI) products.
  • Development of the building blocks for new core features and functionality for future products.
  • Participation in the selection of suitable antenna and RF components, microprocessors, analog circuits and development tools.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:  

  • Participate in RF and antenna design activities within the multi-functional development team in the development of new products from conceptualization through production launch. Ensure all aspects of the antenna and RF design meet performance, schedule, quality and cost requirements.
  • Able to design and verify non-RF electrical components such as microprocessors, discrete and integrated power supplies, sensors and other various categories of electronic components.
  • Participate in design reviews and work within cross-functional teams including electrical, mechanical, software, firmware, manufacturing, marketing and supply chain.
  • Ensure the product design meets desired performance, regulatory and reliability requirements.
  • Generate documentation such as system specifications, product requirements and manufacturing test specifications to effectively communicate with internal and external customers.
  • Work with domestic and international manufacturing teams to implement DFA/DFM principles during development of new products and ongoing support for existing products.
  • Develop, conduct and/or manage component and system level test plans to support new product development.
  • Assist system engineers and marketing program managers in making recommendations for solutions to specific endpoint and infrastructure applications.
  • Participation in Xylem Watermark volunteer activities

 Minimum Qualifications:  

  • 3-5 years of experience with product design focused on RF development. 
  • Experience with RF testing tools such as spectrum and network analyzers, oscilloscopes, multi-meters and anechoic chambers.
  • Experience with schematic capture and circuit board layout tools such as Altium.
  • Product testing and root cause analysis skills.
  • Desire and ability to learn new tools, processes, and design techniques.
  • Excellent communications skills with the ability to convey technical concepts in business terms.
  • Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced team environment where you will interface regularly with mechanical, back-end software, firmware, and system test engineers on system-level design development. 
  • Ability to evaluate and make recommendations on cost control, reliability and manufacturability issues and maintains aggressive development schedules.   

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • 3-5 years of experience with product design focused on antenna development. 
  • Familiarity with regulatory agency requirements such as FCC and ETSI.
  • Experience with antenna simulation tools such as Ansys HFSS and Keysight ADS. 

 Education and/or Certifications:  

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
SALARY: The estimated salary range for this position is $80,000 - $110,000.   Starting pay is dependent on multiple factors, such as skills, experience and work location, and is not typically at the top of the rangeAt Xylem we offer a competitive compensation package with a generous benefit package, including Medical, Dental, Vision plans, 401(k) with company contribution, paid time off, paid parental leave and tuition reimbursement.   
  
    
At Xylem, we embrace diversity and strive to create avenues where employees feel valued and appreciated through our DE&I initiatives and Employee Resources Groups (ERG)Xylem is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action workplaceXylem prohibits discrimination, harassment of any kind and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or sexual orientation (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, marital status, medical conditions or disability, genetic information, age, or other non-merit factors.     
  
    
Join the global Xylem team today!  Xylem is a team creating advanced technology solutions to the world’s water challenges through developing new technologies and services that will improve the way water is used, conserved, and re-used in the future is central to our work. Our products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor, and return water to the environment, in public utility, industrial, residential, and commercial building services settings. Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities.   
  
    
 Disclaimer: The information listed within this job description is designed to indicate the general nature of work expected for this position and shall not be viewed as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required in this positionEmployees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily and if requested, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job absent undue hardshipXylem reserves the right to modify this job description or assign other duties to this position as needed.   
  
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