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About the Position

As an Embedded Engineer at FIRST RF you will work as part of a team building cutting edge antenna prototypes and products.  The Embedded Engineer’s responsibilities are primarily to design and test power and control systems for antennas, both hardware and software.  Most of your time will be spent doing printed circuit board design and layout, writing and deploying embedded firmware in C, and writing test software in Python.  As you progress, responsibilities will extend to higher level system design of active RF systems.

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 team testing FIRST RF products


Required Education and Experience

  • Must have US Citizenship and ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance
  • Must have a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering (Master’s Degree a plus)
  • Experience with microcontroller programming in C
  • Knowledgeable about firmware architecture, able to write modular firmware
  • Knowledgeable about firmware memory layout, linker scripts
  • Experience with real-time operating systems for embedded systems
  • Proficiency understanding electrical schematics
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to convey complex technical concepts to peers, management, and customers
  • A desire to find, explore, and solve new and challenging problems
  • Comfortable in a lab environment
  • A resiliency to fail fast and often

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Experience in digital design using Verilog and/or VHDL
  • Proficiency in Python for automating test equipment and data analysis
  • Experience with printed circuit board layout and assembly
  • A proven capacity to contribute to multidisciplinary engineering projects

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume to


FIRST RF is a fast-growing, multi-discipline, privately owned small business focused on engineering and manufacturing of advanced technologies - specifically in 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.

We offer all employees four weeks of PTO each year, flexible scheduling, tuition reimbursement, up to 4% 401k match, and 100% employer-paid healthcare, dental and vision plans.

AAP/EEO Statement

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual  orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants are given equal opportunity and that employment decisions be based on job-related factors.