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About the Position

Job Title
Embedded Systems Engineer


Reports to
Functional Lead, Embedded Electrical Engineering

As an Embedded Engineer at FIRST RF you will work as part of a team building cutting edge antenna prototypes and products.  Your responsibilities will include the design and test of a wide variety of active antenna systems.  We emphasize well rounded and collaborative engineers who enjoy being involved in all aspects of the design including schematics, board layout, software, and systems.  As you progress, responsibilities will extend to higher level design of active RF systems.

What You Can Expect

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

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office and laboratory environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptop computers and photocopiers, as well as specialized test equipment such as vector network analyzers, signal generators, and spectrum analyzers.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. This would require the ability to lift lab equipment, open cabinets, and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position at 40 hours per week.  Typical office hours include Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm, however these hours will vary based on workload and the manager’s discretion.  This job may require more than 40 hours of work per week as the need arises.


Minimal travel (<10%) is expected for this position.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time based on business needs.


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 designing and troubleshooting analog and digital circuits
  • Experience with microcontroller programming in C
  • Proficiency with electronic test equipment including oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, and logic analyzers
  • 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 with real time operating systems for embedded systems
  • Experience in digital design using Verilog and/or VHDL
  • Experience with printed circuit board layout and assembly
  • Proficiency in Python for automating test equipment and data analysis
  • A proven capacity to contribute to multidisciplinary engineering projects
  • Past experience with Altium Designer
  • Experience with RF devices and test equipment

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.