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Crane Aerospace & Electronics Senior RF (Radio Frequency) Engineer in Danvers, Massachusetts

Senior RF (Radio Frequency) Engineer

Location MA, Danvers

Department Engineering

Employment Type Full Time

Crane Aerospace & Electronics is excited to offer an exceptional career opportunity for a Senior Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer (Level IV) at our Chandler, Arizona facility. This is a full-time position ideal for an individual ready to advance their career in a dynamic and innovative environment. This is an exciting opportunity to work at one of our flagship facilities, where you will be engaged in cutting-edge Military & Defense projects. You’ll be part of an innovative team pushing the boundaries of technology and working hand in hand with Prime OEMs by designing and developing state-of-the-art Integrated Microwave Assemblies

Job Summary:

As a Senior RF Engineer, you will spearhead projects across multiple functions, collaborating closely with Engineering, Operations, Suppliers, and Customers. Your role will be pivotal in delivering engineering solutions for RF/Microwave/Millimeter communications hardware systems tailored for defense applications. This includes overseeing technical proposals, guiding the transition from prototype to production, ensuring performance standards, conducting customer presentations, and managing schedule and cost constraints. You will bring to the table a profound understanding of RF engineering principles applicable to the specific products or programs assigned.

Core Responsibilities of the Senior RF Engineer:

  • Advanced Systems Analysis: Perform comprehensive systems analysis, modeling, and simulation of circuit or system performance, employing advanced analytical tools. This includes cascade analysis for up/down converters.

  • Innovative Design and Analysis: the detailed analysis and design of RF and mixed-signal communications hardware components, including but not limited to digital receiver subsystems and exciters. This involves mastery over various components such as front ends, IF sections, phase-lock loops, AGC loops, synthesizers, and A/D and D/A conversion processes.

  • Filter Design Excellence: Engage in sophisticated filter modeling, analysis, and design.

  • System Integration: Direct the system integration, testing, and development of RF/millimeter-wave communications hardware for spaceflight applications, exploring new communications technologies for spaceflight.

  • Collaborative Team Efforts: Work alongside interdisciplinary teams to ensure that designs meet all customer and internal requirements, serving as the primary technical interface for customers, participating in technical meetings, and aiding in the development of customer specification.

  • Track record of consistent delivery of products to volume production.

The Senior RF Engineer will have the below skills/qualifications:

  • A minimum of 10 years in microwave/millimeter-wave design theory and component design, with substantial experience in delivering high reliability hardware from conceptual design to flight delivery.

  • Expertise in microwave modeling tools such as Genesys, ADS, AWR, Ansoft HFSS, Designer, Maxwell, Matlab, and AutoCAD is crucial.

  • Knowledge: Comprehensive understanding of complex communication systems theory, RF architecture, IMAs and circuit design.

  • Expert knowledge in RF and mixed-signal design techniques and technologies.

  • Skills: Outstanding documentation, organizational, and time management skills, with a proven ability to complex projects to completion. Excellent interpersonal skills and the capability to work effectively in a team environment are a must.

  • Education: Bachelor or Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.

Appy Today:

Please apply today and we'll be in touch within one working day to provide feedback and/or take your application to the next stage for the role of Senior RF Engineer

Eligibility Requirement: This position requires access to Controlled Data or Information. Where the position requires such access only US persons will be considered. As a US Department of Defense contractor, we are bound by International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

Applicants selected could be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

About Crane:

Crane Aerospace & Electronics supplies critical systems and components to the aerospace and defense markets. You’ll find Crane Aerospace & Electronics in some of the toughest environments: from engines to landing gear; from satellites to medical implants and from missiles to unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

Our product line includes power management products and sophisticated electronic radio frequency components and subsystems. As a total solution enterprise, we offer our customers electronic manufacturing services, engineering support services, product development, and production service sets. Our products are found in the most complex commercial and defense applications.

We are committed to operational excellence and world class processes. We employ Lean manufacturing techniques to optimize manufacturing efficiency and accuracy on all product lines. Our products are known for their technical strength, proven reliability and overall value.

Crane Aerospace & Electronics offers competitive salaries and outstanding opportunities for career growth and development. Some of our amazing benefits include 401k match, education reimbursement, and 12 paid holidays per year. You can see a list of our benefits at or visit our website at for more information on our company and great opportunities.

In our efforts to maintain a safe and drug-free workplace, Crane Aerospace & Electronics requires that candidates complete a satisfactory background check. FAA sensitive positions require employees to participate in a random drug test pool.

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Crane Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.