RF IC Engineer

Pole/Zero Corporation, a division of Microwave Products Group, is looking for talented people to join our organization!


Connecting and Protecting People, Microwave Products Group (MPG) is a leading global provider of mission-critical engineered electronic components and subsystems comprised of four business units in five manufacturing locations.  Our brand names are recognized globally including:  BSC Filters, York, UK; Dow-Key Microwave, Ventura, CA; K&L Microwave, Salisbury, Maryland and Dominican Republic and Pole/Zero, West Chester, OH.
Our expertise is the design and manufacture of communications-based specialty products – engineered components and subsystems – for demanding military, space, commercial aerospace/industrial, and telecom infrastructure applications where function and reliability are crucial.


The RF Integrated Circuit Design Engineer (Tunable Filters) will design, analyze, verify and document packaged integrated circuits, with particular emphasis in tunable bandpass and bandreject filters.



  • Design high performance RF products; responsible for projects from start to finish
    • Design for low loss, high linearity, EMI/EMC, reliability, and thermal performance by utilizing advanced models or computer simulations
    • Design to accomplish cost, size, weight, power and manufacturability objectives
    • Interface with third-party ASIC design, fabrication & packaging partners
    • Conduct preliminary evaluation of prototype assemblies
  • Champion new product thrusts and technologies
    • Spearhead internal research and development efforts.  This includes the research and development of topologies, physical implementation, concept models as well as identification of all electrical operating parameters and production test requirements.  The focus is on wideband, dynamically tunable designs in microwave bands.
    • Provide technical leadership
  • Support sales and marketing closely in new product definition and development
    • Respond to technical support questions pre-sale and post-sale
    • Support bid and proposal efforts
    • Ability to translate requirements into production-ready hardware
  • Develop performance validation methodology and production test/alignment processes
  • Must have extensive knowledge of filter design methods



  • Experience in Analog and Mixed-Signal ASIC design
  • Experience in lumped and distributed RF/microwave design, supporting circuitry, evaluation of performance tradeoffs, and analysis at frequencies up to 26 GHz
    • Experience with analog IC design tools
    • Experience using AWR Microwave Office software or similar
    • Solid knowledge of electromagnetic theory including transmission lines, impedance matching, and resonant structures
  • Knowledge of microelectronic fabrication
  • 3D EM simulation experience
  • Experience designing highly integrated RF modules (PIN switches, filters, etc.) is a plus
  • Experience working with third-party foundry service providers is a plus
  • Experience in design to cost and manufacturability objectives
  • Communicate clearly and effectively in verbal and written formats with business development, engineering, manufacturing, management and customers
  • Proactive, responsive approach to projects and customer timelines



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The education and/or experience listed below represents the knowledge, skill or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience:

  • Must be a US person (citizen or permanent resident)
  • BSEE from an accredited college or university and 6+ years of relevant experience required OR accredited MSEE and 3+ years of relevant experience, or equivalent
  • Experience with RF modeling and simulation software highly desired
  • Experience with military environments and specifications highly desired
  • Experience developing new technology and processes highly desired



  • Normal workdays are Monday through Friday, 8 hour days or
    • 9 day (9 hours) / 80 hour alternate schedule with every other Friday off
  • Lunch period is 1 hour per day, unpaid
  • Occasional domestic travel may be required


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

Dover Corporation
Full time
West Chester, OH 45069, US