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Radio Frequency Engineer

Company: Sciton
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


Radio Frequency Engineer

SCITON is an industry leader and manufacturer of medical aesthetic lasers and light source technologies. With a vision to improve people's lives, our top-tier devices are built to order with integrity by pioneering, customer-focused, and results-driven individuals.

At the heart of it, innovation is a fundamental cornerstone of our culture. We strongly believe that new ideas can come from anyone, anywhere, at any time and embrace an open-door culture that welcomes and fosters individuals who are creative, driven, passionate, and willing to take the lead with us. Join us for an opportunity to grow and make an impact.

Life At Sciton

At Sciton, people matter. We are more than a company; we are a family, which is why we give all our employees:

  • The support, recognition, and room to grow their careers within Sciton.
  • Empowerment to develop their creative genius and encouragement to be lifelong learners.
  • Incentives for creativity and innovation across the organization.

About The Team

Sciton, an established but growing aesthetic medical device company in Palo Alto, California, seeks a technical and enthusiastic RF electrical engineer who can work closely with the CEO and Sr. Director on challenging RF projects for biomedical applications. These include design, simulation, development, and testing of RF power supplies (400 kHz to 10 MHz: 100 W and above), transmission lines, near-field antennae, and high-power/high-voltage flashlamp switching supplies. Also, the engineer will work with the engineering, software, marketing, and leadership teams to aggressively drive product development.

The successful candidate will have a strong technical background and a proven track record in developing and bringing complex systems to market. Sciton has an active in-house research and development team and an intellectually stimulating environment. As a growing company, Sciton also provides excellent opportunities for recognition and career advancement for driven employees.

In This Role, You Will
  • Conception, design, prototyping, and testing of RF hardware and software, including component selection, schematic capture, and PCB layout.
  • Design of validation and calibration plans for RF measurements and characterization.
  • Study of existing products to understand and improve upon performance and assembly processes, as well as to improve specifications and direction for suppliers.
  • Knowledge of emerging RF devices and technologies.
  • Collaboration with colleagues in marketing and leadership.
  • Documentation and presentation of progress at weekly meetings.
  • Encouragement of a culture of continuous progress.
  • Ability to adhere to deadlines and work on multiple projects simultaneously.

Position Requirements

Essential Requirements
  • MSc or higher in electrical engineering, physics, chemistry or similar, with experience in Radio Frequency design.
  • Knowledge of RF engineering design practices such as cable length optimization, Radio Frequency shielding, calibration, etc.
  • Knowledge of RF measurement techniques and equipment (standing-wave ratio measurements, power meters, network, and spectrum analyzers, etc.)
  • Experience with switching high-voltage power supplies and design practices, and frequency-tuning methods.
  • Experience with Mathematica, MATLAB, Python, or similar for data analysis.
  • Candidates with fluency in Wolfram Mathematica are strongly preferred, although those with demonstrated ability with similar languages and willingness to learn will be considered.
  • Knowledge of Spice and Altium.
  • Familiarity with high frequency printed circuit board design techniques and layout.
  • Familiarity with high-power discrete component matching networks.
  • 2-5 years' experience in a product development environment or similar.
  • Demonstrated ability to work hands-on and finish long-term projects.
  • Ability to work and communicate ideas effectively to non-technical colleagues.

Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with C++ or Qt.
  • Experience with FCC/CE testing and certifications.
  • Experience with modeling and simulation software such as COMSOL.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems scientifically and creatively.
  • Experience with fabrication techniques for rapid development and testing of components.

What Sciton Offers You
  • Competitive health benefits
  • Retirement
  • Income Protection
  • Time off
  • Professional Development
  • Stock Options
  • Discounted Programs
  • Reward Programs

Keywords: Sciton, Palo Alto , Radio Frequency Engineer, Other , Palo Alto, California

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