Would you like to work on novel healthcare solutions, smart city technology, advanced robotic systems or sensors for autonomous drones? What about mobile ad-hoc radio networks or airfield radar? How do you fancy underwater or aircraft-based sensor and communications systems? These are all recent projects at Plextek and we need the brightest minds joining our diverse teams to deliver them.
Our work is largely driven by technical development and innovation. One of the great advantages of working here is that no two projects are the same. If you are an enthusiastic, adaptable and motivated person who thrives on variety, enjoys learning new skills and facing exciting challenges then this is the place to be.
We are looking for an RF Systems Engineer and Design Lead to join the team, possessing the experience necessary to play a key role in architecting and designing new systems and products.
The work will require an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals underlying the real-world engineering of systems that have a basis in radio. Experience in the definition and engineering of new radio communications and/or radar systems is essential.
In this role you will be distilling client requirements into appropriate feasibility study and systems-level analysis activities. In addition to the technical skills necessary to undertake such studies, you will be comfortable explaining complex technical matters to non-technical customers. These initial activities will be followed by the generation of prototype system block diagrams and module specifications, leading to specific work packages that will be shared across the design team. Depending on the project, you will be able to put your schematic-level design and practical test/development skills into practice.
You will have a background in the design of RF electronics at circuit level and experience in the design of radio transceivers.
The role provides the opportunity to use your technical leadership skills to work with a team to follow exciting new ideas through from concept into reality. You will have the satisfaction of working in a supportive and experienced team of subject matter experts, whilst also mentoring talented younger graduates.
In return we offer a competitive package and a stimulating environment that will encourage you to be your best. We provide all the training, professional development and support that you need to complete your projects. We are a versatile business and are able to support career progression in many dimensions including technical, commercial and managerial.
Plextek provides unique solutions for our customers by solving today’s hardest engineering problems in sensing, data collection & communications. Our customers span a wide range of markets including healthcare, internet of things, defence, security and transport.
We are based just south of Cambridge with easy road and rail routes to the vibrant city centre. We provide a friendly and supportive working environment including regular on-site and off-site social events.