RF Design Engineer

San Diego /
Engineering – RF Engineering /
/ On-site
The Company

Silvus 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(TM) 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. Headquartered in the heart of West Los Angeles, 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.

The Opportunity

Silvus is seeking a RF Design Engineer to actively participate in all aspects of the design process to develop the RF subsystem for Silvus’ StreamCaster MANET product line. The position is full-time, on-site daily Monday through Friday.


    • 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 in 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.
    • Ensure circuit board design and overall radio product can pass relevant emission
    • and immunity regulations.
    • Troubleshoot RF related production yield problems.
    • Improve design for manufacturability.
    • As necessary, performs other related duties of which the above are representative


    • Minimum Education:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering
    • Minimum Experience:
    • 5+ years of relevant multi GHz RF hardware development experience
    • Hands on experience with solving EMI, harmonics, spurious, stability issues
    • Experience with using RF simulation tools such as Microwave Office
    • Skills Required:
    • Excellent bench skills
    • Good working knowledge of RF board layout, fabrication, packaging
    • Self motivated
    • Detail oriented and have a firm commitment to quality
    • Must be a U.S. person
    • U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident due to clients under U.S. government contracts
    • Employment is contingent upon the successful clearance of a background check.
$120,000 - $200,000 a year
Certifications/Licenses Required:

Security Clearances Required:

Travel Requirements:
Rare local travel, as required by Silvus

Working conditions:
Indoor air-conditioned facility

Physical Requirements:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to do the following:
Lift equipment for setup of demos and testing
Walking/Moving in the lab

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.