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Copper Mountain Technologies Needs a Lead RF Design Engineer

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Copper Mountain Technologies RF Engineer Job - RF Cafe

Title: RF Applications Engineer

Department: Engineering

Reports To: CTO

FLSA Status: Salaried, Exempt

Position Location: Indianapolis, IN, or Atlanta, GA preferred, remote possible

Position Description and Company:

The Lead RF Design Engineer will develop new Copper Mountain Technologies (CMT) VNAs for customers all over the world. Our USB VNAs are next generation analyzers designed to meet the needs of 21st Century engineers. Our VNAs include an RF measurement module and a processing module, a software application which runs on a Windows or Linux PC, connecting to the measurement hardware via USB interface.

The Lead RF Design Engineer will lead a team of engineers developing new USB VNAs, meeting new customer requirements, and evolving current product line. This individual will work closely with product management, manufacturing and other engineering teams to ensure delivery of quality solutions to customers. Take this opportunity to join a great company. Preferred location for this position is in Indianapolis, Indiana or Atlanta, GA.

Copper Mountain Technologies Lead RF Design Engineer - RF Cafe

Essential Position Functions

  • Understands customer test and measurement applications and their use of vector network analyzers
  • Understands technical requirements and product cost targets, and translates them into design requirements and specifications
  • Leads high level VNA system and component design
  • Leads a team of RF designers and engineers
  • Collaborates with other engineering teams including FPGA, signal processing and others to deliver cost-effective manufacturable designs
  • Collaborates with product management, manufacturing, technical writers and others to design the whole product
  • Develops cohesive project plans and achievable schedules to meet those plans

Note: The statements contained herein describe the essential functions of this position but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other areas to cover absences or relief to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

Non-Essential Position Functions

Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Manage a team of RF design engineers.

Education and Qualifications

  • To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field, RF major or concentration preferred
  • 10+ years of experience in RF system or component design
  • Team lead or management experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of RF system and component design, test and integration
  • Knowledge of and experience with Vector Network Analyzers
  • Understanding of VNA structure and typical VNA measurements
  • Understanding of measurement automation protocols
  • Ability to translate technical and cost requirements into design requirements and specifications
  • Experience in product or system design in mmWave frequencies
  • Knowledge and direct experience designing at least some of the following: amplifiers, mixers, filters, synthesizers, directional couplers, switches, power splitters/converters, frequency multipliers and dividers, NLTL, automatic power controllers
  • Experience collaborating with FPGA, signal processing and power systems designers
  • Experience working with Altium Designer
  • Understanding of design for test and manufacturability principles
  • Ability to lead a team of engineers to solve challenging problems

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Valid driver's license.

CMT Lead RF Design Engineer Physical Demands - RF CafePhysical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

CMT Lead RF Design Engineer Work Environment Demands - RF CafeWork Environment Demands

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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About Copper Mountain Technologies

Copper Mountain Techonologies Staff - RF CafeCopper Mountain Technologies develops innovative and robust RF test and measurement solutions for engineers all over the world. The company was created in 2011 and is based in Indianapolis, IN with a sales office in Singapore. Our innovative products and partnership approach enable RF and Microwave engineers to realize their potential through access to lab-grade instrumentation at affordable prices. Our world-class metrology and engineering resources work as an extension of your team.

Copper Mountain Technologies' VNAs include an RF measurement module and a software application which runs on any Windows PC, laptop or tablet, connecting to the measurement hardware via USB interface. The user can take advantage of the latest OS, processing power, larger display, and reliable performance of an external PC, as well as lower total cost of ownership and simplified maintenance of the analyzer. The result is a faster, more effective test process that fits into the modern workspace in lab, production, field and secure testing environments. This creative approach made Copper Mountain Technologies a leader in the industry and earned them both the 2015 Frost & Sullivan Global Leadership in Innovation Award and the 2017 Product Leadership Award

CMT engineers push the boundaries of convention when they develop VNAs. They use the latest available technologies and components, and continuously improve product selection and service. As an RF test and measurement leader, CMT contributes their technical and metrology expertise to solving your challenging problems. The goal is to help engineers and developers extend their reach by equipping them with cutting-edge test instruments that are highly accurate, small, lightweight, and affordable.


Irena Goloschokin ​

Copper Mountain Technologies

631 East New York Street

Indianapolis, IN  46202  USA

E-Mail:  irena.g@coppermountaintech.com

Phone:  +1.317.222.5400

Cell:  +1.317.498.7949

Web:  https://coppermountaintech.com/



Posted July 27, 2020

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