RF Development Engineer

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

NVC is looking for a full-time RF Development Engineer (Ref: 2024RFDE03). The ideal candidate will possess deep expertise in mmWave technology, with the ability to design, analyze, develop, validate, and integrate RF modules critical to the success of our beam-steering wireless systems. This role demands collaboration across technical teams to deliver innovative solutions that meet the evolving needs of wireless communication.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead the development of mmWave RF systems, including front-ends and transceivers, ensuring alignment with high-frequency mmWave communication objectives.
  • Design and simulate mmWave RF circuits and systems, employing advanced tools (ADS, HFSS, CST) to address unique mmWave challenges such as path loss and beamforming.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate mmWave RF modules into CPE products, optimizing for performance, power, and efficiency in the mmWave spectrum.
  • Conduct extensive testing and characterization of mmWave RF components, utilizing specialized equipment to validate performance and compliance with industry standards.
  • Innovate in the design of RF systems for mmWave applications, focusing on achieving high data rate transmission and efficient signal processing.
  • Document development processes and technical specifications, contributing to the body of knowledge on mmWave RF engineering within NVC.

Essential Knowledge & Skills

  • A degree in RF/Microwave Electronics, Wireless Systems, or a related field (BEng/MSc required, PhD preferred), with at least 5 years of experience in RF development, specifically in mmWave applications.
  • Expertise in mmWave RF design principles, including knowledge of beam steering technologies, phased arrays, and the unique propagation characteristics of mmWave frequencies.
  • Proficiency in RF design and simulation software (ADS, HFSS, CST) with a strong focus on mmWave applications.
  • Hands-on experience with mmWave RF hardware, including the design, testing, and troubleshooting of circuits and systems.
  • Familiarity with the latest developments in mmWave technology, standards, and regulatory requirements for wireless communication devices.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary environment.

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 (up to £80k per annum depends 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: 1

Experience – 5 Years minimum in mmWave technology.

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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