Career Opportunities

join ThinkRF team to develop next generation of spectrum analyzer hardware and software

ThinkRF offers exciting career opportunities. To apply, send your resume and cover letter to hr@thinkrf.com and include the position you are applying to in the subject line

Current openings

Senior RF Engineer

The Company

ThinkRF is a growing Ottawa based technology company developing solutions to address the rapidly evolving wireless monitoring and signal analysis market. Our solutions leverage ThinkRF’s software defined radio core technology.

ThinkRF is headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario and services an expanding worldwide customer base.

The Opportunity

ThinkRF has an opportunity for a Senior RF Engineer who 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 radio receiver-based instruments.

You will hold the primary engineering responsibility for electrical design tasks including requirements analysis, specification generation, interface definition, component selection, circuit simulation, 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.

The position is based in our Ottawa office.

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.

Qualifications

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

Essential Qualifications

  • 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;
  • 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); and
  • A background with EDA tools such as Mentor Graphics, SPICE, Microwave Office and Keysight ADS.

Assets

  • Good working knowledge of receiver planning for gain, NF, linearity and spurious minimization;
  • 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?

At ThinkRF, you have the opportunity to work alongside technology thought leaders while directly contributing to the delivery of our world-class technology; this is why skilled, creative and dynamic professionals want to join our team.

ThinkRF offers all its employees a competitive total rewards package, commensurate with your qualifications and experience.

To join the ThinkRF team:

Email your cover letter and resume in confidence to hr@thinkrf.com, specifying the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your message. Please be sure to provide some insight into your initiative, skills and achievements, and how you plan to contribute toward the growth of our company.

Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request.

Software Developer

The Opportunity

ThinkRF enables the cost-effective research, testing and monitoring of all wireless devices by delivering high performance Real Time Spectrum Analyzers. Using patented software-defined radio technologies, ThinkRF Real Time Spectrum Analyzer products provide the performance, versatility and portability needed for aerospace & defense firms, manufacturers, spectrum regulators, wireless service providers, OEMs and system integrators.

ThinkRF is headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario and services an expanding worldwide customer base.

Description

As a Software Developer at ThinkRF, you will have the opportunity to define and develop applications and middleware that allow our customers to fully exploit the features and capabilities of our industry-leading software-defined radio products. We offer a creative, fast-paced start-up work environment where you will be an integral part of our software team, helping us to improve and evolve our products.

The position is based in our Ottawa office.

You will work collaboratively with the software team, customer support staff and customers to ensure that users and integrators of our products have access to their full capabilities. This will include:

  • defining requirements for product APIs and product support applications;
  • tracking industry standards in programmable test equipment and high-speed data acquisition;
  • designing, developing and testing libraries and full applications to allow control and data acquisition using our products on all major desktop operating system platforms;

Qualifications

Essential Qualifications

  • Development of applications, shared libraries and other middleware for Microsoft Windows
  • Programming in C, C#, C++ and Python
  • Experience interfacing to test equipment and other embedded system over TCP/IP, USB and other industry-standard interfaces
  • Experience in high speed data acquisition
  • Ability to deliver well-designed, verified, documented and defect-free software that meets all its requirements

Assets

  • Experience with web, mobile and IoT applications using: HTML, CSS and Javascript; frameworks such as Node.js and Meteor; MongoDB and DDP
  • Experience with Software-Defined Radios
  • Experience with protocols for control and data acquisition for test and measurement equipment, such as HiSLIP, SCPI and VITA-49 Radio Transport protocol
  • Development of cloud-based applications and services, including Internet of Things
  • Experience with software verification
  • Linux application development
  • Mobile application development

Personal Attributes

  • Self-starter, capable of taking initiative to identify and resolve problems, and to help improve software development processes
  • Team player who can build consensus and work cooperatively
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to successfully deliver on committed project deadlines

Why Work for Us?

At ThinkRF, you will have the opportunity to work alongside technology leaders while directly contributing to the delivery of our world-class technology. This is why skilled, creative and dynamic professionals want to join our team.

ThinkRF offers all its employees a competitive total rewards package, commensurate with your qualifications and experience.

 

To join the ThinkRF team:

Email your cover letter and resume in confidence to hr@thinkrf.com, specifying the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your message. Please be sure to provide some insight into your initiative, skills and achievements, and how you plan to contribute toward the growth of our company.

Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request.