Oscillator Design Engineer

Job Title: Oscillator Design Engineer

Reports To: Engineering Manager

Job Class: Salaried Exempt


Position Summary:

This position is responsible for the design and development of crystal oscillator products for aerospace, defense, and avionics markets. They will lead project teams in a fast-paced team environment. to deliver new products to customers on time, meeting and exceeding all requirements, and resulting in highly reliable microelectric product.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Apply technical principles of engineering and electronics and utilize RF synthesis and simulation software packages to design, simulate and prototype new crystal oscillators with state-of-the-art RF analog and digital performance
  • Perform detailed analysis pf compliance for electrical, mechanical, environmental and regulatory requirements (compliance matrix) for new products
  • Estimate total costs, including material, labor, test and development costs as well as lead time for new products to be quoted.
  • Lead design and development projects to completion following the company’s documented design and development process.
  • Optimize new products for performance, lead time, and cost.
  • Firmware/Software development for product with microcontrollers.
  • Interface with manufacturing engineering to develop any new processes required to support new products.
  • Interface with Manufacturing Engineering to develop any new processes required to support new products.
  • Interface with purchasing department to ensure required materials for prototypes are procured and delivered on time.
  • Provide timely updates on progress of projects.
  • Lead and /or participate in required project meetings: Project Kick-offs, peer design reviews, pre-ship reviews, etc…
  • Provide necessary design engineering support during transition of new product to production.
  • Support mature products already in production that need design engineering support for obsolete components, quality or reliability issues or further optimization.
  • Educate, train, mentor and coach other design engineers and technicians that have less experience or knowledge in the field.
  • Stay up to date in technology and industry trends and propose new products to management that can give company a competitive advantage.


  • Quality Team

Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge, skills, & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated RF/MW oscillator deign knowledge and competence working in several oscillator topologies with emphasis on ultra-low phase noise and low G-sense crystal oscillator’s.
  • This knowledge should include resonator selection, oscillator optimization, amplification, DC regulation, RF/Digital/Analog circuit-layout best practices.
  • Mastery of RF/Microwave synthesis, simulation, and analysis software.
  • Knowledge of technologies and processes used in the design and fabrication of oscillators and similar products.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Strong hands-on bench skills
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work well with others to perform a wide variety of tasks in a fast-paced engineering/production environment.
  • Desirable: Knowledge and understanding of radio architecture, avionic and military communication systems, and radar architecture.
  • Attention to detail, prefer military experience

Education, Experience, & Training:

  • BSEE or prefer MSEE.
  • Must be able to work with ITAR data without license.

SPECIAL NOTE:The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of job duties and responsibilities required of the position.  Employees may be asked to perform other job-related duties or tasks that are not specifically identified in this job description.   Acceptance of employment based on this job description in part or whole does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise.

Job Title: Oscillator Design Engineer
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Yankton. SD

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