Lead, Integrated Microwave Assembly (IMA) Engineer

Lead, Integrated Microwave Assembly (IMA) Engineer

locationSmithtown, NY 11788, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time

$140,000 - 170,000 a year

Job Location: Hauppauge

Narda MITEQ is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. Narda MITEQ provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do. 

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all essential functions, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.   Management retains the discretion to add or change the duties at any time.  

Job Description:

The RF/Wireless Integrated Microwave Assembly (IMA) Engineer Lead is an experienced professional with proficient capability to perform RF/microwave circuit design and system cascade analysis.  This individual shall possess practical knowledge of project management.  She/he must be able to synthesize and develop new active and passive components using CAE analysis tools, and have hands on bench development and test skills.  The person shall effectively communicate with contacts inside and outside of own department, customers, and suppliers.  She/he will recommend enhancements to systems and processes.  The individual will work to achieve technical performance while meeting schedule and cost operational targets for specific programs and projects with moderate impact on departmental results.

Essential Functions:

  • Design, develop, test and support production of active and passive microwave circuits and multi-function modules.
  • Perform EM and linear simulations of microwave housings, transitions, and passive circuits.
  • Perform linear and non-linear circuit simulations of microwave active circuits.
  • Perform RF and microwave subassembly system analysis.
  • Develop specifications for microwave components and subassemblies.
  • Generate test and data reports.
  • Design for ease of manufacturing.
  • Manage project schedules and labor for engineering developments.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrophysics and a minimum of 9 years of prior relevant experience or a Graduate Degree and a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience.
  • A minimum of 3 years of microwave active circuit design and simulation experience in at least two, but preferably more, active component area. RF/Microwave active component areas include, but are not limited to, the following: oscillators, synthesizers, PIN diode circuits, low noise amplifiers, integrated microwave assemblies. 
  • Extensive use and understanding of microwave test equipment including network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, power meters, and noise figure meters.
  • Proficient in linear CAE. Significant capability using non-linear CAE.  
  • Experience using EM simulation CAE.
  • Ability to gain Secret Level Security Clearance.

 Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Design experience with low noise amplifier design and extensive experience in the design of passive components including coupling networks, power dividers, attenuators, isolators and detectors.
  • Knowledge/application of filter synthesis and design. 
  • Significant System analysis experience comprising both cascade and spur analysis.
  • Ability to manage projects and interface effectively with other functional areas.
  • Experience designing products for Manufacturing.
  • Proficient use of Keysight ADS, Keysight RFPro CAE tools.
  • Use of CAD tools such as AutoDesk Inventor and AutoCAD.
  • Design/test experience of circuits operating through 26GHz essential, with operation through 67GHz preferred.
  • Experience designing with both chip and wire hybrid and PCB surface mount components. 
  • Hands-on experience testing and aligning fine pitch circuits under a microscope.

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens.  In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.  

Proof of employment authorization will be required. Narda-MITEQ is not required to sponsor applicants for work visas.  As this position will require access to export controlled information, only applications from “U.S. persons” within the meaning of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and Export Administration Regulations will be considered. Narda-MITEQ is not required to seek export license for applicants who do not meet this requirement.

Narda-MITEQ is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disability/Veterans Employer. Narda-MITEQ is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, national origin, marital status, veteran status, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Narda-MITEQ maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.

As an equal opportunity employer, Narda-MITEQ, is committed to a diverse workforce.  If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the Narda-MITEQ career website because of your disability.  You may request reasonable accommodations by contacting Denise Nocerino, denise.nocerino@nardamiteq.com.