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

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 wideband radio receivers.

The position is based in our Ottawa office.

Responsibilities

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.

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;
  • 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?

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.

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 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 wideband radio receivers.

The position is based in our Ottawa office.

Responsibilities

In this role, you will

  • Perform design tasks including requirements analysis, specification generation, interface definition, component selection, circuit simulation, schematic capture, and board layout.
  • Develop test plans, then test and debug RF circuits and systems;
  • Produce, review and maintain all associated design and test documentation;
  • Work within cross-functional teams that include software, digital, RF, mechanical and systems engineers.
  • Work with Technical Leads to ensure technical, cost, and schedule performance is achieved.
  • Work with the operations team to introduce new designs into production; and
  • Work on sustaining issues related to designs.

Qualifications

Essential Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Masters degree preferred with RF circuit engineering;
  • 5+ 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;
  • Strong RF circuit testing and debugging skills;
  • Experience implementing frequency synthesizers using PLLs;
  • The ability to guide and participate in the layout of RF/mm Wave circuits;
  • General familiarity with embedded software development and integration;

Assets

  • Experience with engineering design software (HFSS, CST, Genesys).
  • 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
  • Hands on experience with tools, test equipment, circuit prototyping and evaluation.

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.

Hey Co-ops.  There are amazing things happening at ThinkRF!

First, it’s the technology.  ThinkRF is all about increasing security and wireless signal awareness.  Our notebook-sized products can “see” a wide spectrum of wireless signals and analyze their characteristics to try to figure out where they come from-  a “friendly” device such as an iPhone or something potentially more nefarious such as a surveillance bug. These cutting-edge devices are used in a variety of industries, from optimization and deployment of next generation communication systems to thwarting terrorism and corporate espionage.  Cool, right?

Today ThinkRF has hundreds of customers all over the planet from government intelligence agencies to Fortune 100 companies.  With the spectrum analysis market expected to be worth $1.75 billion by 2022, and ThinkRF’s products being recognized as the leader in this field, great things are happening here.

Secondly, some of the region’s top talent have already said “YES!” and have joined the ThinkRF team.  Come check out our team – you will be impressed.  Recently announced CEO Jim Roche says “It’s exciting to be here.  We have developed a technology which is unique and potentially applicable in a much broader market.”

ThinkRF has established itself as the enabler of 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’s products provide the performance, versatility and portability needed for aerospace & defense firms, manufacturers, spectrum regulators, wireless service providers, OEMs and system integrators.

 

Today’s opening:  Software Developer Co-op

Today we are looking for top talent to fill a Software Developer Co-op role on our team in Kanata.  In this role 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.  The successful incumbents will work collaboratively with the software team to ensure that users and integrators of our products have access to their full capabilities. This will include:

  • Developing software to support our products on all major desktop operating system platforms;
  • Developing software to enable our products to work with the Internet of Things; and,
  • Tracking industry standards in programmable test equipment, high-speed data acquisition, the internet of things and web applications.

 

Qualifications

  • A keen, bright individual who is ready to develop their software dev skills and learn more about the security, intelligence and IoT space
  • You have some experience in the development of applications, shared libraries and other middleware for Microsoft Windows
  • Programming skills are solid (love it if you have nailed it in C, C#, C++ and/or Python)
  • Experience interfacing to test equipment and other embedded system over TCP/IP, USB and other industry-standard interfaces (if not, we will help you get up to speed quickly)
  • Experience in high speed data acquisition would rock

 

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
  • Someone who takes this stuff seriously.  We think it rocks and want to find someone who gets our passion

 

Why join ThinkRF?

There really couldn’t be a better time to join ThinkRF. A co-op position at ThinkRF means working on small teams, being involved in the big picture, and having the opportunity to work to your full potential, surrounded by the best and brightest. On our most recent employee survey, we asked our employees what makes ThinkRF a great place to work and their response was overwhelming – it’s all about our team and their best and brightest co-workers.  You will have the opportunity to work alongside technology leaders while directly contributing to the delivery of our world-class technology. This company is a place where you can be proud of the work you do, where you will be driving a valuable and innovative product forward through numerous stages of its evolution and where you will have a direct impact on the future of the security, wireless measurement and surveillance industries.

Yup, cool work with great people!

Interested?

If you are serious about a great co-op experience and looking for an incredible opportunity, we invite you to apply to our opening.  Come join our team and make a choice that is both challenging and rewarding.

Reach out today if you have questions (hr@thinkrf.com). A member of our tech team will call you back – that’s right. Talk to a REAL person from our team about what you would be doing.  Seriously, just apply already.