Chief Antenna Engineer
Boikago Group Ltd
Gauteng, South Africa
20h ago
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Introduction Our client is established for over 25 years in suppling of advanced Electronic Warfare (EW) antennas, offering antenna and radio frequency (RF) design consulting and antenna placement studies.

The company quickly grew into an organisation that designs, develops and manufactures its own world-class custom antenna solutions.

Key Responsibilities : - Part of the core project team. - Assume responsibility for all technical elements of the project and cooperate with the project management team to ensure goals for the project are met.

  • Accountability for technical success of project. - Make the final decisions to resolve high-level / high impact engineering issues on project.
  • Support the Project Office to achieve successful execution of projects, both by direct technical input and management of project resources to achieve technical goals.
  • Participate in the definition and allocation of work packages - Visits to customers for project related interaction - Conceptual design -
  • Building of prototypes and testing - Optimization of design - Detail design - Electrical testing and antenna measurements -

    Qualification of Antenna products - RF circuit design (filters, switches, amplifiers) - Detailed RF design and documentation -

    Testing and qualification of RF designs - Specification of specific RF components - Product development project execution, as an electronic engineering resource -

    Technical report writing and presentations - Draft product specifications, manuals, testing procedures - Produce test reports Minimum experience & qualifications required -

    Design experience in a broad range of antenna types and associated signal conditioning RF circuits (e.g. filters), with particular experience in the 1 MHz to 9 GHz frequency range.

  • Measurement experience in antennas and RF electronics - Technical lead on large antenna or RF product developments - Liaising and reporting to customers on technical matters and technical aspects of project progress.
  • Experience with the V-model (PDR, CDR, FDR) of product development and the execution of projects in accordance with this model.
  • Formulating, managing and executing qualification and acceptance testing of products (electrical, mechanical and environmental testing) for large scale projects.
  • Managing small multi-disciplinary technical teams - Masters degree in Electronics is essential and Doctorate degree is desirable -
  • At least 10 years electronic design experience of antenna, RF or similar components - MS Office (expert-level) - Matlab (expert-

    level) - FEKO or similar 3D CEM tools (expert-level) Behavioural skills required - High levels of initiative and accountability -

    Excellent technical problem solving skills - Logical thinker - Self-driven - Excellent oral and written communication skills -

    Work well under pressure and adhere to deadlines - Must be prepared to work extended hours when project deadlines require it

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