RF Engineer - Entry Level

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Come work with us on the cutting edge of technology and be part of a dynamic and rapidly growing organization!  


ACLARA understands that a quality team will help us lead the way. We provide an environment that supports professional growth and opportunity for advancement and we offer competitive benefits such as medical, dental, vision, flex-spending, 401k, tuition reimbursement, vacation, holiday and PTO.  


As the leader in smart grid technology and service, Aclara integrates modern communications, electronics and analytics for use by utilities to increase data gathering that enables more refined control, management and automation in efforts to improve efficiency, reliability and overall performance of electric, water and gas networks.


Essential Functions:

  • Interact in a team environment and work with others to achieve the best possible end-product from all functional viewpoints.
  • Serve as the RF subject matter expert to synthesize design inputs from various stakeholders and define overall system behaviors.
  • Develop and implement strategies to validate resulting RF system performance against customer requirements.
  • This requirement includes the development and implementation of design verification and production test procedures.
  • Implementation of new designs into high volume production; including technology watch, product design specification, feasibility evaluation and validation testing.
  • Ensure that all designs exceed requirements of governing agencies such as, but not limited to, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Industry Canada (IC), Factory Mutual (FM).
  • Support field issues and product returns.


Additional Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for identifying process and technology improvements.




  • Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, or Applied Math.
  • Experience and technical capabilities with: Electromagnetic Wave Theory, Transmission Line Theory.,Antenna Theory, RF Circuit Theory, RF measurement techniques, Link budget development.

  • Proficient with Windows and Microsoft Applications.
  • Desire for continuous learning and to integrate new technologies as they become available.


  • Master’s degree with a focus on RF and/or Antenna development.
  • Familiarity with FCC (Federal Communication Commission) part 90, part 15, and associated regulations for licensed and ISM (Industrial, Scientific, Medical) band products.
  • CST Microwave Studio.
  • Low power RF circuit design.
  • Experience with PCB layout for microwave applications.
  • PLL (Phase Locked Loop) circuit design.VCO (Voltage Control Oscillator) design.
  • RF amplifier design-class A, AB, C and others.
  • Design of RF filter and matching sections.
  • Receiver design using LNA (Low Noise Amplifiers)-down converters.
  • Experience with the AMI industry.
  • Experience and technical capabilities with: Analog design of high speed A/D (Analog/Digital), Digital signal processing, Antenna design, Switch mode power supply RF design.

Physical Requirements: 

  • Normal Office/Lab environment (standing and sitting).
  • Negligible travel.

Affirmative Action and EOE

Aclara is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

EOE Statement

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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