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About the Position

You will have the opportunity to work in all five technologies divisions at FIRST RF to investigate customer needs, design prototypes, and build products that require both creativity and attention to detail. These cutting-edge technologies include phased-array systems, millimeter wave active antennas, and advanced signal detection technologies designed for both government and commercial customers.

Our environment provides endless opportunities for personal and professional growth for those who strive for it.  We can guarantee that any given day at FIRST RF will not be the same as the last.  FIRST RF offers all employees four weeks of PTO each year, flex scheduling, tuition reimbursement, up to 4% 401k match, and a no-monthly-premium healthcare option. FIRST RF is an equal employment opportunity employer.


What You Can Expect

  • A fast-paced cross-disciplinary environment that requires excellent communication skills and a strong desire to take an active role in a team
  • Mentors and peers you can seek out to tackle problems cooperatively
  • Team members who will challenge you - and an expectation that you will challenge them
  • Work given to you in areas you have never studied or experienced; we need you to be open and eager to develop skills in new areas
  • A workplace where you will always have the tools you need to get the job done
  • To get your hands dirty working with the team in the design, fabrication, and testing of our products


  • Must have US Citizenship and ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance
  • Must have a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering (MS preferred) and relevant experience in embedded design
  • A desire to find, explore, and solve new and challenging problems
  • A proven capacity to design, analyze and debug software in embedded C or C++
  • Extensive experience in schematic design and PCB layout (Altium Designer a plus)
  • Hardware design/debugging experience with analog and digital circuits
  • A capacity to troubleshoot basic analog or digital electronics with an oscilloscope and multimeter
  • Design experience with mixed-signal design, passive RF, or active RF is very desirable
  • A resiliency to fail fast and often
  • A capacity to thrive in an environment that has few boundaries and infinite possibilities

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume to


FIRST RF is a fast-growing, multidiscipline, privately owned small business focused on engineering and manufacturing of advanced technologies - specifically in the area of antennas and radio frequency (RF) systems. We are an energetic team empowered with world-class facilities and resources. We promote a culture which prioritizes innovation and responsiveness.  By making bold investments in the development of groundbreaking technologies, FIRST RF has fielded award-winning products ranging from revolutionary passive antennas to highly complex, active antenna systems.