Department: Engineering

Reporting to: Engineering Manager

Purpose of the Role:

The role is Graduate – Microwave Engineer who will follow a tailored training plan that dependant on experience and knowledge with a view to attaining a competency level which will allow the fulfilment of following:

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Report to the Microwave Engineering Manager
  • Support technical and application solution enquires and be the customer voice during this stage
  • To carry out the design and development of microwave waveguide components (typically to 40GHz), assemblies and subsystems (e.g., Rojos, Slotted Antennas, Power Combiners, Loop Couplers etc…)
  • To verify designs by the appropriate means (such as calculation, simulation, similarity and read across, or hard model prototypes) as per the agreed specification
  • To complete the necessary documentation (such as compliance matrix, design review, acceptance test procedure, reports), in accordance with Company procedures
  • To carry out technical investigations to provide data for problem solving, design improvements and support the development of solutions to technical issues
  • To validate initial product by test according to the agreed acceptance test procedure
  • To provide technical advice and support for production activities with regard to troubleshooting during electrical test
  • Project management and assistance in the planning and project review of new product developments
  • To review new technologies, appropriate to business needs
  • To strive continually for improvement and enhance the current electrical design and development capabilities of the Company products
  • Develop and maintain good customer relationships
  • Provide support to the Sylatech marketing team and help with the development of promotional campaigns and other activities that will help in the recognition of the Company
  • Attend trade shows and industry networking events
  • Be available to support in-territory sales visits which will include overseas travel on occasion
  • Prepare technical presentations and proposals when developing new business opportunities for the Company

Personal Specification:


  • Degree qualification in Electronics/Electrical/Physics or similar or equivalent discipline in Microwave Design of passive components engineering degree or
  • Qualification by experience, with a desire to develop


  • Manufacturing
  • Design
  • Microwave Engineering and technical solutions
  • Project management
  • Aerospace and/or Defence
  • Experience of waveguide designs, the experience being microwave simulation


  • An understanding of manufacturing processes
  • Design principles – design for manufacture, process limitations
  • Design principles – understanding of environmental conditions (temp, humidity, shock, vibration, galvanic action) and how these may impact on design and performance
  • Geometric tolerancing
  • Experience of design tools, HFSS and CST
  • Experience of working in a test environment

Skills & Competencies

  • Good communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Report writing
  • Analytical, numerate and creative thinking
  • Ability to work under pressure and within agreed timelines
  • Project management
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Good working knowledge of Excel, ERP, CAD

Personal Attributes

  • Team player
  • Self-motivated
  • Friendly, persuasive and assertive
  • Can do attitude/problem solving skills
  • Good organisational skills/forward planner
  • Passionate about what you do
  • Flexible
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