RF PCB Layout Engineer

Stevenage, Hertfordshire

The Opportunity

The PCB Layout team create bespoke PCB layouts, and Circuit Card Assembly’s (CCA’s), for a range of MBDA products. This design role will be based in the Datalink Centre of Excellence focusing on RF layouts.  The role will span all types of layout from simple boards to complex multilayer boards as well as component placement and drawing creation. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to develop technical skills across a broad range of products.

What are we are looking for?

High performing teams need high performing and competent individuals. To be suitable for this role, Individuals will be able to demonstrate a number of the following attributes, or a willingness to learn and develop:

  • An understanding of the design processes and best practices for PCB Layout
  • PCB Layout knowledge of multi-layer designs.
  • An understanding of RF circuits.
  • An understanding of IPC standards for high reliability products.
  • An understanding of PCB fabrication processes and technologies (materials, stack-ups etc.)
  • An understanding of PCB assembly processes and technologies.
  • Work effectively in collaboration with mechanical, electronic designers and relevant project managers
  • Manage own workload and take ownership of own designs (supporting reviews and identifying/addressing potential issues).
  • Have good interaction skills – verbal communication, listening and time management.
  • Preferably knowledge of Zuken CR5000 or CR8000, but not mandatory as training would be provided for the right candidate.

What’s in it for you?

This role provides a unique opportunity to learn, develop and broaden technical skills within a growing company.  Exposure to complex and technologically advanced projects and products provides a stimulating experience.  Working with talented and motivated engineers, in a friendly and supportive environment, provides one of the best environments to further career aspirations and to achieve a real feeling of success.

What would you get?

Competitive salary, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level), superb learning and development opportunities and more….

The Role

This role involves providing PCB Design Layouts derived from a range of RF/Electronic and Mechanical requirements. The PCB Layout Designer will provide suitable component placements, and routing, for review in accordance with customer requirements and MBDA design rules. Fabrication and assembly manufacturing data packs are then produced to company standards. It requires close collaboration with all stakeholders from conception through to delivery to meet agreed timelines and deliverables. Although predominately RF focused there will be non-RF layout activities, with the main team, the ratio of this will vary. 

This is a PCB Design Layout role and does not include RF/Electronic Schematic design.

Businesses must continuously improve and MBDA is no exception.  Identification and implementation of improvement activities, as well as personal development, will be part of the role.  The activities of the role could span the international boundary and encompass our French colleagues to harmonise processes and shared CAD library.

What’s great about the team?

The PCB Layout team is a dynamic and focussed team specialising in all aspects of PCB Layout and CCA design. This position will be a deployed resource into a Centre of Excellence with support from the main team, which is located together in one location, providing an atmosphere of supportive cooperation and interdependence that binds the team together to face the challenges of the future. The team ethic/atmosphere is mirrored in the Centre of Excellence and there will be regular deployment back to the main team to share and improve shared skills. The technical challenges are stimulating and provide continuous technical progression for those wishing to excel in their careers.

Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the individual’s ability to fulfil the requirements of the role. Your eligibility for the appropriate level of security clearance may be discussed with you during the recruitment process. Any existing clearance holders may be able to transfer clearance (subject to approval).

MBDA is committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.

We encourage applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.  MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK’s work-life balance organisation.

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