MMIC/RF Design Engineer Opportunity

North Ryde, Australia
$88,589 to $97,787 p.a. (Level 6) or $109,553 to $121,901 p.a. (Level 8) + 17% superannuation
15 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
28 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Salary: $88,589 to $97,787 p.a. (Level 6) or $109,553 to $121,901 p.a. (Level 8) + 17% superannuation
  • Appointment type: full-time, fixed term to 30 April 2024
  • Convenient Macquarie University, North Ryde location


​We have several excellent opportunities for suitably qualified and experienced MMIC/RF Designers to join our innovative and supportive team.

  • Senior MMIC/RF Design Engineer
  • MMIC/RF Design Engineer

Senior MMIC/RF Design Engineer (Level 8)

We have an excellent opportunity for a motivated and talented Senior MMIC/RF Designer to join our team at Macquarie University. In this important role, you will design and provide expert advice and technical leadership for Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) product development projects.

Reporting to the Co-Director of MAD Lab as a senior member of the design team you will:

  • Provide technical and design leadership throughout the product development life cycle whilst providing mentoring for the team
  • Consult and collaborate with clients to understand needs and requirements, interface with engineers, technical specialists, suppliers and other stakeholders and develop high level MMIC designs to production 
  • Aid and supervise measurement set-ups in the laboratory in collaboration with the lab manager and engineers to measure different parameters for design analysis including measuring actual results against projected
  • Independently, critically assess and analyse simulation and measured data, develop and evaluate alternative approaches and implement these to enhance circuit performance
  • Process, document and present data for reports and supervise the team to ensure documentation is up to date and fit for purpose
  • Extract parameters for transistor and passive component models

MMIC/RF Designer (Level 6)

This is an excellent opportunity to work with industry leaders in MMIC/RF Designers and modelling staff in cutting-edge design, modelling and measurement technology for phased-array and satellite applications.

As the successful applicant you will design and characterise Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMIC) for MAD Lab projects.

Reporting to the Co-Director of MAD Lab, you will:

  • Design, iterate and analyse RF electronic circuits using harmonic balance and electromagnetic software (e.g. Cadence Microwave Office (MWO) or Keysight Advance Design System (ADS)) in consultation with senior designers
  • Collaborate with test engineers to determine measurement parameters for circuit design testing
  • Assemble test circuits, measure these circuits and process, analyse and interpret the measurement data
  • Document and present processed data to internal and external stakeholders and discuss results
  • Collaborate with team members and stakeholders with the aim of determining new directions for circuit designs
  • Extract parameters for transistor and passive component models

Within the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Macquarie- Analog Devices Laboratory (MAD Lab) uses cutting-edge design, modelling and measurement technology to continually push the circuit design capability forward in phased-array and satellite applications. MAD Lab was founded in 2018 with partner company Analog Devices (ADI) to deliver a new style of collaborative research and HDR training and has now expanded to bring advanced circuit design expertise to Australian defence projects.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering is driven by the spirit of innovation. Here we nurture the next generation of science and technology innovators. The pairing of engineering and science in a single faculty means many of our research discoveries in science see direct technological applications in engineering. We are active within many industry partnerships, commercial collaborations, and joint enterprise initiatives with government, industry and business partners.

Employee Benefits: For a look at staff benefits you can access, visit our staff benefits webpage.

Further Information or/and to Apply

For further information about these roles or to apply, please visit our Career’s at Macquarie  or click on the following links to go directly to the full advertisement for each role

Eligibility: Due to the nature of the work and inherent requirements, the successful applicant/s will need to hold or be eligible to be sponsored for an Australian Government base-line security clearance (i.e. is an Australian Citizen).

We look forward to you joining our team!

Applications Close: Sunday, 28 August 2022 11:59 pm AEST

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