(Senior) RF/EM Test Engineer

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About the Company

ALCAN is a fast-growing company working towards a future where every moving vehicle (cars, ships, trains, planes) has broadband connection by using ALCAN’s groundbreaking liquid crystal based smart antennas. ALCAN’s patented technology enables ultra-thin, lightweight flat panel antennas which can track satellites fully electronically without any moving parts. 

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who want to be a part of this exciting change and work towards developing these antennas to make a global impact by enabling communication easier for every human being. 

We have an open full-time position for an (Senior) RF/EM Test Engineer in Darmstadt, Germany. 

ALCAN offers a generous relocation package to cover the moving costs if the employee is outside of the southern Frankfurt Rhein-Main area.

  • ALCAN Systems GmbH
  • Darmstadt, Germany
  • Research & Development
Job Description

RF/EM Test Engineer will be involved with the entire RF team and will be performing various RF/EM test and measurement tasks for liquid crystals (LC) based phased array antennas and its related microwave components. Thus, the candidate needs to have solid technical understanding of RF/microwave circuits, a track record of measurements of RF hardware. The (Senior) RF/EM Test Engineer should be familiar with vector network analyzer, RF signal generator, antennas, spectrum analyzer and oscilloscope. The (Senior) RF/EM Test Engineer is also responsible for the maintenance and long-term quality check of laboratory equipment. Candidates with extensive experience will be considered as Senior RF/EM Test Engineer.

  • Far-field and near-field antenna measurements in an anechoic chamber 
  • S-parameters measurements of various RF components 
  • On-wafer measurements of planar structure 
  • Documentation of measurement results 
  • Maintenance of measurement equipment 
  • Developing scripts for automated measurements
  • Bachelor’s + more than 3 years of working experience or Master’s Degree in electrical engineering 
  • Test experience of RF/microwave components 
  • Competence in working with Vector Network Analyzer 
  • Competence in antenna measurements is preferred 
  • Experience in wafer probe station measurements is a plus 
  • Channel tests of communications link is a plus 
  • Competence in system level tests of satellite links is a plus 
  • Understanding of phased array theory and electronically steerable arrays is a plus
Key Competencies
  • Ability to think out‐of‐box, problem solving, and adapt quickly to new technical areas 
  • Capable of interacting with a cross‐functional and international technical team 
  • Competency in programming with Python, MATLAB working with LabVIEW, PSPICE, WinCal 
  • Confidentiality 
  • Team member 
  • Adaptability
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