Otter Products RF Antenna Engineer in Louisville, Colorado
Otter Products is looking for a RF Antenna Engineer to join our team in Louisville, CO.
The antenna engineer will be responsible for delivering custom antenna and RF solutions for the most advanced wireless products. The position involves requirements definition and analysis, custom design, transition to prototyping and collecting performance data. The position is very much a hands-on hardware delivery role, and is not an academic or research-based role. Individuals who are passionate about solving both technical and business problems should apply.
In the requirements definition and options development phase, the engineer will work cross-functionally to establish product performance metrics which translate to antenna performance metrics. In the design phase, the engineer will use HFSS and other tools to create a custom antenna design for the product against the performance criteria that he or she has been a part of establishing. In the prototyping phase, the engineer will oversee the construction of prototypes based on either standard PCB techniques, or machined or hand-built antennas. In the prototyping phase, the engineer will work closely with a test engineer, a lab manager, the project manager and a bench technician to collect, interpret, quality-check, analyze and report results.
A candidate with a background in RF, particularly antenna design, for wireless products (preferably IoT products) is preferred. If you are ready to grow as an engineer and as a business person, this is the role for you.
About Otter Products:
From our founder’s garage in 1998 to the global technology leader we are today, Otter Products continues to drive growth through innovation. Our industry-leading brands, OtterBox, LifeProof and Liviri lead the way to help people do more and go more places with technology in hand. Otter Products is a global company of more than 900 Otters (employees) with offices in Fort Collins, Colo., San Diego, Calif., Hong Kong, Munich, Germany and Cork, Ireland. Our mission is simple – We Grow to Give which comes to life by way of our charitable arm, the OtterCares Foundation. From innovation and engineering to community and culture – growing to give is at the heart of everything we do.
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- Work closely with a project team which includes a project manager, laboratory manager, test engineer and
laboratory technician to, ultimately, deliver a result to a client involving the performance of a wireless product
Antenna and RF design using HFSS, tuning, matching and testing
Antenna and RF project management and reporting, internally and externally
Data collection, results analysis and verification, reduction and reporting.
The ability to inspect a dataset and quality-check it for accuracy and completeness
Data reduction and reporting in a form that is useful to clients
Managing spreadsheets, building slide decks for reports
Antenna electromagnetic simulation using HFSS, FEKO or CST
Proficient with vector network analyzer (VNA) measurements
Antenna anechoic / far-field testing
Experience with Over-the-Air (OTA) product testing is preferred
Day-to-day design project management
Create design plans and execute to the design plan
Assist in creating workplans for other laboratory engineers / technicians
Support and maintain a positive safety culture by following all safety policies and procedures and actively contributing to a safe working environment
Other duties as required
Bachelor of Science in an Engineering field, likely Electrical or Computer Engineering
Minimum five years of experience in antenna design for wireless products using electromagnetic simulation tools such as HFSS, FEKO or CST
Experience with cellular or cellular IoT products is preferred
Otter Products is an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOC). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
External Company Name: Otter Products, LLC