Senior RF Antenna Development Engineer

Morrisville , North Carolina 27560
  • Job Type
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    Full Time

Xylem zīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you! For more information, please visit us at

We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”

  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.
  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.

The Role: Xylem seeks to hire seeks to hire a Senior RF Development Engineer to assist in the development and ongoing engineering support of the Sensus portfolio of Infrastructure and Smart City products.  As part of the overall Sensus offering, Infrastructure and Smart City products serve as an intermediate communications interface with utility endpoints and utility providers.  The Senior RF Development Engineer will work with other engineering disciplines in the development and ongoing technical support of the Sensus portfolio and will entail full life-cycle responsibilities from conceptual design of new product introduction to resolving any technical issue with legacy products.  Product design ownership, collaborative attitude, and enthusiasm for delivering on-time within budget and quality requirements are crucial for success in this position.

This individual will be part of a focused development team involved with the following: 

  • Development of micro-controller or DSP based embedded systems and high volume products for the next generation of Automatic Meter Infrastructure (AMI) products.
  • Development of the building blocks for new core features and functionality for future products.
  • Participation in the selection of suitable RF and antenna components, microprocessors, analog circuits and development tools.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Lead all RF and antenna design activities within the multi-functional development team in the development of new products from conceptualization through production launch. Ensure all aspects of the RF and antenna design meet performance, schedule, quality and cost requirements.
  • Able to design and verify non-RF electrical components such as microprocessors, discrete and integrated power supplies, sensors and other various categories of electronic components.
  • Conduct design reviews and work within cross-functional teams including electrical, mechanical, software, firmware, manufacturing, marketing and supply chain.
  • Ensure the product design meets desired performance, regulatory and reliability requirements.
  • Generate documentation such as system specifications, product requirements and manufacturing test specifications to effectively communicate with internal and external customers.
  • Work with domestic and international manufacturing teams to implement DFA/DFM principles during development of new products and ongoing support for existing products.
  • Develop, conduct and/or manage component and system level test plans to support new product development.
  • Assist system engineers and marketing program managers in making recommendations for solutions to specific endpoint and infrastructure applications.
  • Participation in Xylem Watermark volunteer activities


Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least 8 + years of experience with product design focused on RF and antenna development. 
  • Expert experience with RF and antenna testing tools such as spectrum and network analyzers, oscilloscopes, multi-meters and anechoic chambers.
  • Experience with schematic capture and circuit board layout tools such as Altium.
  • Experience with RF and antenna simulation tools such as ADS/EMPro.
  • Product testing and root cause analysis skills. Familiarity with regulatory agency requirements such as FCC and ETSI.
  • Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced team environment where you will interface regularly with mechanical, back-end software, firmware and system test engineers on system-level design development. 
  • Desire and ability to learn new tools, processes and design techniques.
  • Ability to evaluate and make recommendations on cost control, reliability and manufacturability issues and maintains aggressive development schedules.  
  • Excellent communications skills with the ability to convey technical concepts in business terms.

 Education and/or Certifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Required)
  • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (Desired)

Physical Demands:

(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds on a regular basis

Work Environment:

(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Office: Standard office equipment; work usually performed in an office or lab setting free from any disagreeable elements.
  • Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours

Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. 



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