Senior RF Design Engineer

San Diego
Engineering – RF Engineering /
/ On-site

Silvus Technologies is dedicated to one mission: connecting those who keep us safe. We do so by delivering the most advanced Mobile Ad-hoc Network (MANET) radios powered by our custom and ever evolving Mobile-Networked MIMO waveform. Together, our radios and waveform provide the vital communications for mission critical applications in the harshest environments from underground tunnels to high altitude balloons.

Silvus StreamCaster radios are being rapidly adopted by customers all over the world ranging from the U.S. and Allied Nations Departments of Defense, to International, Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement agencies, all the way to the Superbowl, Grammys and industry-leading drone, robot, and other unmanned systems manufacturers.

Would you like to join an incredibly talented group of people, doing very challenging work, with the prime directive of “Keeping Our Heroes Connected”?

Silvus’ rapid growth is fueled by a focus on research and innovation and a team of the most passionate, skilled and creative thinking individuals. If you are looking for a fulfilling experience, you owe it to yourself to learn how Silvus can be the next chapter of your career.

Silvus is seeking a Senior RF Design Engineer to participate in all aspects of the design process to develop the RF subsystem for Silvus’ StreamCaster MANET product line.
This Senior RF Design Engineer reports to the Principal RF Engineer on the RF Engineering team.  The successful individual in this role will ensure circuit board design and overall radio product can pass relevant emission and immunity regulations and improve the design for manufacturability. This position is 100% onsite, Monday through Friday and the location for this role can either be in our San Diego office OR at Silvus Technologies’ headquarters in vibrant West Los Angeles, CA.
The following is a list of at least some of the current essential job functions of the position. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time at its discretion.


    • Antenna to baseband RF subsystem design using discrete circuitry or highly integrated RFICs
    • Discrete design includes PLL, LNA, Mixers, PA etc.
    • Implementing or supervising schematic capture and PCB layout
    • RF performance characterization, tuning and troubleshooting
    • Overall system design to ensure good EMI performance
    • Troubleshoot RF related production yield problems
    • TRAVEL - Rare local travel, as required by Silvus


    • Bachelor’s of Science (or higher) in Electrical Engineering
    • Minimum 5 years of multi GHz RF hardware development experience
    • Demonstrated experience with solving EMI, harmonics, spurious, stability issues
    • Good working knowledge of RF board layout, fabrication, packaging
    • Strong familiarity with using RF simulation tools such as AWR Microwave Office


    • MS in Electrical Engineering
    • Excellent bench skills
    • Proactive approach to problem solving
    • Detail oriented and have a firm commitment to quality
$140,000 - $180,000 a year
The pay range is NOT a guarantee, is based on market research and peer data, and will vary depending on the candidate’s experience and qualifications.
NOTE - Must be a U.S. Person (permanent resident or citizen) due to U.S. government contracts.  Employment is contingent upon the successful clearance of a background check. This does NOT apply to International positions; only job postings for positions located in the US.

Silvus is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion or belief, ancestry, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
*Silvus does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third-party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to Silvus Technologies.