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Mid Level RF Engineer

EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments. For more information, visit Follow @EchoStar on Twitter.

Hughes has an exciting opportunity for a RF Engineer. This position will be located at our headquarters in Germantown, MD.


  • Define architecture of RF solutions in transceiver designs; select/design components, integrate modules, and evaluations. Transceiver blocks could include filter, up/down-converters, PLLs, oscillators, LNA, ADC/DAC, etc.
  • Formulate and update technical documentation using Microsoft Office.
  • Simulate design circuits using Genesys/ADS or equivalent for design margin analysis such as s-parameters, matching networks, noise, linearity and spurious.
  • Schematic captures and layout techniques for RF circuits.
  • Develop test plans to fully qualify design that includes validation and carryout all supports (including production fixture development) needed to meet production yields.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree specializing in RF and/or analog electronics.
  • 5+ years of work experience in the RF and/or analog.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree specializing in RF and/or analog electronics.
  • Hardware lab experience and conducting laboratory tests using RF equipment: Spectrum analyzers, power meters, vector analyzers, network analyzers, oscilloscopes, sources, mixers, filters, amplifiers, receivers, and circuit optimization (comfortable with passive rework using solder iron).
  • Ability to troubleshoot and accurately identify issues and/improvement.
  • Be autonomous, curious, versatile, and have a good team spirit; collaborate with associated teams outside of RF such as mechanical, software, and/or firmware to produce a successful product.
  • Programming skills in labview, python, or similar language.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Will be eligible for discretionary bonus, with funding based on company performance.


EchoStar is committed to offering a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Our programs are designed to provide you with the ability to customize your benefits to best meet the needs of you and your family. Our philosophy for these programs is to support and encourage healthy living and wellness. Our benefits package covers it all–from healthcare savings plans to education assistance and more!

  • Financial:  401(k) retirement savings plan with company match; employee stock purchase plan; profit-sharing; company-paid life insurance, AD&D and disability

  • Work-Life Balance:  Paid Time Off (PTO), company-paid holidays, health and wellness events, exercise and sports facilities (locations may vary)

  • Employee Incentives:  Tuition reimbursement, employee referral program, year round employee events and community programs, discounts on Dish Network and HughesNet

  • Health:  Medical, Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Health Savings Account (HSA) with opportunities to earn employer contributions; Health Care, Dependent Care and Transportation Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

EchoStar and its Affiliated Companies are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.  U.S. Persons or those able to obtain and maintain U.S. government security clearances may be required for certain positions. EEO is the law.

Full time
Salary Range
$85,000.00 - 120,000.00
per Year
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Germantown, MD 20875, US