Radio Frequency Engineer

SWISSto12 is Switzerland’s fastest-growing aerospace company and a leading developer of advanced satellite payloads and systems, and advanced Radio-Frequency (RF) products and systems. The company’s patented 3D printing technologies and associated product designs are unique to deliver lightweight, compact, highly performing, and competitive RF systems. SWISSto12 has successfully established contracts for its RF product line in Europe, the US and Israel with prominent partners and customers such as Thales, CAES, Elbit, IAI and the ESA.

In addition to its RF product line, SWISSto12 also commercializes HummingSat: SWISSto12’s innovative, small-sized telecommunications satellite product line developed in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA); and recently selected by Intelsat to build Intelsat 45. It is scheduled for launch in 2025. HummingSat’s uniqueness comes from its small size and highly capable telecommunications payload.

If you are looking for position where you can play an active role in contributing to innovative and growing company, this role is for you.

We are looking for an experienced RF Engineer to join our development and customer program teams with a focus on Radio-Frequency subsystems.

In this role, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Develop antennas and waveguide-based components for space communications and defence applications.
  • Interact with our mechanical engineering colleagues for design iterations to ensure manufacturability of our developed RF designs for 3D printing.
  • Perform or supervise RF tests on antennas and waveguide-based components (using Vector Network Analyzer and Anechoic Chamber).
  • Prepare documentation for our customers (design reports, test plans and test reports).
  • Work with industrial and academic partners on complex projects to manage their contributions.
  • Participate in technical discussions/negotiations with suppliers, partners and customers.
  • Support projects managed by colleagues.
  • Occasionally, you will be asked to participate in overall tasks and services inherent to a dynamic fast-growing company.

Required experience and competencies:

  • Proven experience in RF hardware development, preferably for a minimum of 5 years.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving mind-set with a willingness to build proposals against challenging customer requirements.
  • Excellent ability to write complex technical, scientific and management documents.
  • Able to work on a self-initiated basis while being part of a team.
  • Very well organised.
  • Communicating effectively, excellent relational skills and ability to work in a team with different professional and cultural backgrounds
  • Good customer focus with experience in engaging with customers and supplier.
  • Master’s degree or PhD in Electrical Engineering with a focus on microwave antennas and microwave electronics.
  • Language: Fluent in English (with emphasis on excellent writing skills)

Working conditions and contract:

SWISSto12 offers a full-time contract with an attractive compensation package. This position This position will be based in our Lausanne, Switzerland office and will require occasional travel between the Europe, the US and Israel to work with teams and suppliers in the different locations.

Interested applicants are requested to apply through LinkedIn

More about SWISSto12:

SWISSto12 has successfully established contracts with IntelSat and ESA for HummingSat as well as contracts for their RF product line in Europe, the US and Israel with prominent partners and customers such as Thales, CAES, Elbit, IAI and the ESA. SWISSto12 is a spin off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), is privately owned and backed by prominent Swiss and European Investors. SWISSto12 is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, and operates a US-subsidiary in Foster City California, another team in New Hampshire, as well as in Rehovot, Israel with a total growing team of over 50. The company is well funded for its near and mid-term developments and backed by a solid customer revenue stream.