Antenna Research and Development Engineer

Novocomms Limited (“NVC”) –Birmingham (Potentially London)

NVC is looking for a full-time Antenna Research and Development Engineer (both Microwave and mmWave experts are welcome) (Ref: 2024MAE04) who is expected to work closely with RF layout, software, and system design teams. This job involves the design, testing, characterization, and development of new mmWave antenna solutions for consumer, commercial electronics and Access Points.

All levels of experience are welcome, from junior to senior, full-time/consultant

PhD student is also welcomed as Internship/Part-Time.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Knowledge and understanding of microwave/mmWave antenna specifications (EIRP, EIS CDF etc.) of consumer, commercial electronics and Access Points.
  • Maintaining the competitor analysis reports and literature review for latest microwave/mmWave antenna technologies.
  • Antenna research and development across microwave/mmWave bands for implementation into various user terminals and Access Points.
  • Conduct beam analysis and system analysis.
  • Simulate, design and implement antenna/array solutions.
  • For mmWave antenna engineers, work closely with RF layout engineers to design and optimize interconnections between antennas and RF front-ends.
  • Work in a team environment at all phases from concept design to final products.
  • Liaise with suppliers or manufacturers.
  • Perform antenna measurement and analysis of the obtained results.
  • Complete technical reports for internal and external purposes.
  • Support clients with requirements definition, project definition, and project planning.
  • Simulate, design and implement innovative antenna solutions suitable for small form factor devices.
  • Collaborate with RF engineers and programming engineers from product concept to production.

Essential Knowledge & Skills

  • You should have BEng/MSc (PhD preferred) degrees or equivalent experience with an emphasis in microwave or mmWave antenna arrays, or antenna-in-packages.
  • Strong practical and theoretical background and understanding of electromagnetics and antenna/antenna array theory.
  • Proficiency in electromagnetic solvers such as CST EM Studio, HFSS, ADS, COMSOL, Icepak and Cadence Allegro, etc.
  • Proficiency in MATLAB and Python.
  • Strong hands-on experience in antenna measurement, anechoic chamber, and RF test equipment.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities.
  • Substantial ability to effectively present ideas in a team.

Essential Attributes

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Exceptionally self-motivated and directed
  • Ability to prioritize, schedule, and execute activities to efficiently accomplish tasks
  • Ability to multitask and manage more than one project at a time.


Exceptional compensation package (£35k - £120k per annum depending on experience), including competitive salary, share options, pension and bonus.


NVC has its current R&D headquarters in Birmingham; NVC is considering opening an office in London.

Closing Date: 31/05/2024;

Number of Positions: 5

Experience – 3 years minimum

To apply for this position, please send your CV with a cover letter explaining how you meet the selection criteria to HRUK@novocomms.com. Due to the number of applications, we are only able to contact shortlisted candidates.


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