UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

RF Electronics Engineer

Location
Guildford, United Kingdom
Posted
04 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Jul 2018
Ref
047018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Are you a graduate looking for a fast-track career advancement? Are you interested in helping to shape the future microelectronic devices destined for space?  

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic, dynamic, and up–and-coming electronics engineering graduate with an entrepreneurial flair eager to accelerate their career. You have a solid background in RF/Microwave measurements and Microwave simulations in a business context, and an interest in Space.

Being based at Micross Components Ltd in Norwich,you will have the confidence to manage and lead this 24-month Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project - a collaboration between Micross and the University of Surrey and part-funded by Innovate UK. To succeed in this role, you require a clear understanding of the KTP programme and of the company partner.

Micross is a global provider of speciality semiconductor die/wafer processing, package assembly, test and development solutions for aerospace, defence, medical, space, and demanding or harsh environments. In Norwich, they have developed assembly and test solutions for Space qualified devices present in over 25 satellite programmes with these devices deployed in an estimated 100 payload applications. The Norwich facility currently has the capability to perform wafer level processing, packaging, electrical and environmental tests and qualification within the single site. Acore value is to empower people to always deliver on commitments while continuing to uphold exceptional quality in everything we do.

As a KTP Associate, you will be supported by various stakeholders, benefitting from business-based training, career development including the opportunity to gain a Project Management qualification. To successfully deliver your KTP project, you will be based at Micross, deepening your industry knowledge whilst working alongside top researchers at the University of Surrey’s state-of-the-art research facilities.

The Key objectives of this KTP is to develop RF (Radio Frequency) test capabilities for compound semiconductor applications. Your KTP will help position Micross Components as the European centre of excellence for advanced high-end next generation radiation hardened assembly and test of mixed signal microelectronic devices. The knowledge exchange between Micross and the University of Surrey in the areas of RF, Microwave and high-frequency measurements for semiconductor devices will be crucial for the KTP’s success.

You will hold at least a recent Master’s degree in Electrical / Electronic Engineering or Physics or a related discipline with the ability to demonstrate a good understanding and hands-on experience in practical applications of RF and Microwave Circuits, including RF/Microwave test and measurement, and Microwave simulations or other related topics.

You should have experience in in RF/Microwave measurements and Microwave simulations. You should be ready to apply these skills to further expand the company’s strong position in a rapidly expanding market. Knowledge and past experience in microelectronics, Space or defence will be highly beneficial, as will experience in electromagnetic simulation and programming.

We require a self-starter who will perform beyond the bounds of the immediate task set and create real impact for Micross. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to develop a diverse range of non-technical skills, such as project management and leadership, in order to become a manager of tomorrow. Thus, you will be demonstrably pragmatic, efficient, creative, highly-proactive and able to work well on your own initiative yet have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate at all levels.

What benefits can Micross offer?

  • 20 days leave plus public holidays per annum
  • 1 extra day of holiday gained for every year of service up to 25 days
  • Potential for a permanent job at the end of the KTP

What benefits can you expect from the University of Surrey?

  • A Learning & Development programme to enable long term career development
  • Bupa University Health Scheme offering special rates
  • Childcare vouchers, Cycle to work scheme, Pension, Season ticket Advance Scheme

What benefits can you expect from the KTP Programme?

  • Generous training budget
  • Access to academic support and facilities
  • Opportunity to gain professional qualifications

Informal enquiries can be made to Dan Bance: ilovektp@surrey.ac.uk.

Please be aware that as part of the KTP Programme, your application will be viewed by members of the host organisation. By submitting your application you are giving consent to share your personal details with the company partner outlined above.

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

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