Senior RF Engineers Wanted by thinkRF

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thinkRF Needs Senior RF Engineers

We're looking for people who want to disrupt RF monitoring.

We're an ambitious, diverse, closely knit team of RF experts who are driven to redefine how 5G wireless spectrum is monitored and managed. If you're team focused, willing to work hard to change the game, and are compelled to innovate, we'll put you in a position to make a difference.

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 thinkRF Products and Services

Our Call to Action

More and more, wireless spectrum is fundamental to our society. How do we best ensure this critical resource is always available and properly managed? The current approaches are cumbersome, expensive, and ineffective. We see the world differently. We are developing cutting edge solutions and deploying them with world class partners to deliver disruptive solutions that keep our world humming. We aren't interested in "more of the same," we are all about better. We love challenges and delivering over and above what our customers expect.

The Opportunity

thinkRF has an opportunity for a Senior RF Engineer who can provide technical leadership and innovation to support the next stage in our company's growth. In this role, you would be responsible for the design, simulation, development, and testing of RF circuits and systems for application in wideband radio receivers spanning from DC all the way up to mm wave. The position is based in Ottawa, Canada and under current COVID-19 conditions has flexibility to work from home however, there will be times when it is required to work from the labs (3-5 days/week).


You will hold the primary engineering responsibility for electrical design tasks including requirements analysis, specification generation, interface definition, component selection, circuit simulation, symbol creation, schematic capture, and board layout. As the Senior RF Engineer, you will own schedules, cost, and have technical responsibility at the board or subsystem level.

In this role, you will:

  • Design advanced RF Products from VLF to mm-wave, addressing DFM and DFT considerations during the design process
  • Develop test plans, then test and debug RF circuits and systems
  • Produce, review and maintain all associated design and test documentation
  • Estimate RF hardware design tasks, identifying risks, and planning development
  • Conduct design reviews
  • Work with the operations team to introduce new designs into production; and
  • Work on sustaining issues related to designs


Building on your engineering experience, some of the key qualifications for this role include:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Masters degree preferred with RF circuit engineering
  • 7 - 10 years of broadly based design, modeling and test experience with RF/microwave circuits and systems
  • In depth knowledge of RF circuit design including receiver architectures
  • Proficiency in the use of software design and simulation tools (such as Mentor Graphics, Cadence (NI-AWR), Modelithics), SPICE, Microwave Office and Keysight ADS
  • Experience implementing frequency synthesizers using PLLs
  • The ability to guide and participate in the layout of RF/mm Wave circuits
  • Strong RF circuit testing and debugging skills
  • Experience developing test fixtures for a variety of circuits and devices
  • General familiarity with embedded software development and integration
  • Proficiency in the use of RF/electronic test equipment (such as vector network analyzer, spectrum analyzer, oscilloscope, or logic analyzer)


  • Good working knowledge of receiver planning for gain, NF, linearity and spurious minimization
  • Experience implementing active circuits at frequencies of > 20GHz
  • Strong filter design and implementation skills using lumped and distributed techniques
  • Work experience with wireless communication systems
  • Working understanding of embedded processor control of RF elements; and
  • Signal integrity at the PCB level

Personal Attributes

  • Self-starter, capable of taking initiative to identify and resolve problems, and improve work environment
  •  Outstanding work ethic and commitment to organizational success
  • Team player who is able to build consensus and work cooperatively
  • Strong communication skills; and
  • Ability to successfully deliver on committed project deadlines

Why Work for Us?

Benefits and Our Culture

We're not fans of mediocrity. We ask a lot of our team members, and in return we provide excellent benefits and a healthy work environment.


Medical, Dental, Vision. Check off all the boxes, you're covered.


You can expect a competitive salary and ownership. Every employee has equity in thinkRF.


Staying sharp means taking a step away to recharge. We have a generous paid time off program and flexible hours to balance between life and work.

WE WANT YOU TO GROW WITH US You can expect to continuously learn and develop your technical and professional skills. We love a good challenge and we love to innovate, which provides us all with tons of opportunity to grow.


We hire people that others like to work with. Our culture is important to us, and part of that includes having fun together.


To Join the thinkRF Team:

Email your resume in confidence to, specifying the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your message.

thinkRF is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds, origins, ages, orientations, genders, creeds and religions. thinkRF accommodates people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process, and beyond. If contacted regarding your application to this position, please advise us of any accommodations you may require.


About thinkRF

thinkRF is the leader in software-defined spectrum analysis platforms that monitor, detect and analyze complex waveforms in today’s rapidly evolving wireless landscape. By providing more flexibility, greater coverage, increased functionality and better ROI, thinkRF solutions are ideal for regulatory and intelligence monitoring, telecom deployment optimization and RF application development. With open APIs and proven integrations, thinkRF offers the only compact and networkable spectrum analyzer that can be deployed without a PC and the best price to performance on the market.



Laura Peddie
VP, Human Resources
Phone: +1-613-266-0807





Posted April 4, 2022