RF Engineer

Job Number: 22761

Hours: Full Time

Date: May 19, 2023

The primary function of the Associate RF Engineer (ARFE) will be to provide support (design, analysis and operation) for physics projects aimed at our core mission of accelerating the development of fusion energy.  The primary project to be supported is the high field side current drive project at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility in San Diego.  The ARFE will be responsible for the RF transmitter, associated power supplies, instrumentation and control.  The RF transmitters are based on 4.6 GHz klystrons and utilize PSM and advanced pulsed power supplies.  The ARFE will be responsible for the instrumentation and control for the klystron transmitter.  The application of RF power to plasmas is extremely challenging and we have a tradition of relentless innovation. 

We are searching a highly motivated ARFE who can deliver detailed concepts and support these concepts with detailed modeling.  The EE will be expected to participate in and lead design reviews.  The ARFE will be expected to provide critical analysis and suggestions for overcoming design and operational challenges.  The ARFE will be expected to identify process deficiencies and develop solutions to improve those deficiencies.  The ARFE will be part of team of physicists, engineers and technicians.  The ARFE will be expected to create a work environment that is conducive to teamwork and strong professional development. The successful candidate for this position will be able to take a project from the conceptual stage through to completion.  The engineer will have the opportunity to present the results of his/her work at technical conferences, and publish them in peer reviewed journals.  The successful candidate will be located full time in San Diego

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s or associate’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent military training with 2+ years of experience is required.

Strong knowledge of CAD and circuit analysis software is required.

Excellent prioritization and project development skills is required.

Experience with high power pulsed or cw transmitters, klystrons, or similar equipment is preferred.

Experience with multi-physics simulation software (COMSOL, Microwave Studio) is preferred.


Salary Range: $85-$95

The position is located in San Diego and is not eligible for visa sponsorship.