Junior RF Engineer

Vacancies 30 November 2017

At Saab, we constantly look ahead and push boundaries for what is considered technically possible. We collaborate with colleagues around the world who all share our challenge – to make the world a safer place.

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Rynette Germishuizen P010715
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What you will be a part of

Surveillance provides efficient solutions for safety and security, for surveillance and decision support, and for threat detection and protection. The portfolio covers airborne, ground-based and naval radar, electronic warfare, combat systems and C4I solutions, and traffic management systems.

This position is within the RF Sub-Systems department.

Your role

  • Plan, Manage, Design, Execute and Support of the development effort of RF modules and sub-systems from concept through to Production Readiness
  • Take design responsibility for allocated RF LRUs and RF Sub-systems
  • Perform requirements definitions and allocations, functional analysis and sub-systems synthesis. Derive lower level component requirements
  • Requirements owner of the test environment of designated RF products as well as monitoring of test infrastructure development to ensure that the required test coverage is achieved
  • Product Baseline Management of existing and new products
  • Assist in the planning and management of the technical development process and monitor technical performance
  • Be the technical interface to internal customers for assigned projects
  • Coordinate and participate in system integration and test activities to achieve a system qualification
  • Create and maintain documentation for Design, Planning, Requirements, Specifications Test and Results

Your skills, experience and qualifications

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a multi-disciplinary engineering R&D and product development environment
  • At least 1 year of experience in the RF/Microwave environment (development of RF modules, LRUs and sub-systems
  • Demonstrate UHF to Ka band design will be an advantage
  • Experience in the use of RF simulation tools (preferably Microwave Office/VSS) will be an advantage
  • RF and Microwave design knowledge
  • Basic wideband RF receiver system architecture exposure
  • Specialised RF and EM simulation tool chain knowledge
  • Exposure to System Engineering and Product Development processes
  • Basic knowledge of and experience in the Product life-cycle process will be an advantage
  • Good RF metrology exposure


  • Minimum is B.Eng. Electronic or an equivalent qualification
  • MSc.Eng focussed in Radio Frequency will be a definite advantage
  • Electronic Warfare knowledge and experience (especially in RADAR EW) will be an advantage

Saab is a global defence and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defence, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number 15,500 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one-fifth of our earnings are spent on research and development.

Saab is also a company with opportunities. A company where we see diversity as an asset and where you have both considerable responsibility and good opportunities for advancing in your career. But also a company that respects each person’s needs for a rewarding life beyond work.

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