Radio Frequency Engineer

Date: 13 May 2023

Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, AU

Company: QinetiQ

QinetiQ employs more than 8000 people in more than 50 locations around the world, offering our customers premier expertise in advice, services and creative technology-based products.

QinetiQ Australia, part of the global QinetiQ group, provides technological and scientific expertise to help customers protect and advance their vital interests. As an innovative science and technology company, we help solve some of our customers' most challenging problems. Our determination to deliver and improve today and anticipate and shape tomorrow, makes QinetiQ a very exciting, rewarding and respected place to work and learn.


QinetiQ is developing at an incredible pace year on year and we’re not slowing down!


This is an exciting phase in our history and we are looking for an experienced Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer, based in Melbourne.   


You’ll share our values of Performance, Collaboration and Integrity, and our purpose to protect the safety and security of our nation. Joining our talented team, you will be part of a diverse and inclusive environment with an enviable culture which inspires our people to deliver their best work.


As the Radio Frequency Engineer, your key responsibilities will include, but not limited to;


  • Electronic / RF characterisation of integrated systems (systems of systems), systems and subsystems, including radios, integrated platforms, antennas, etc, including the development of procedures and tools necessary to achieve this
  • Conduct end-to-end analysis, measurement and simulation of contested communications scenarios, in virtual, bench and open air environments
  • Conduct RF design and prototype activities in accordance with defined requirements for assigned platform variants
  • Develop and document the design descriptions and design records, using an agreed template, to record the modifications, risks and opportunities of the complete suite of proposed modifications
  • Peer review RF designs in support of other engineering efforts
  • Provide technical advice to members of the engineering team to update the design register and safety case reports
  • Provide necessary RF input to achieve Technical Certification



To be successful in the role of Radio Frequency Engineer, you will need demonstrated experience, knowledge & skills in the following areas:


  • An Electronics Engineering degree, or related discipline
  • Previous experience and knowledge of RF components up to mm-wave frequencies and using high-speed RF measurement equipment
  • Experience in using digital control systems hardware such as microcontrollers and associated software
  • Experience with programming languages such as C/C++, Matlab, Python or similar
  • Experience in design and development of RF-electronics sub systems
  • Working knowledge of RF transmitter and receiver concepts
  • Understanding of Radar, Phased array and EW digital signal processing technique



Candidates will be required to obtain an Australian Government secret clearance which will require Australian citizenship. QinetiQ conducts pre-employment screening, including but not limited to identity verification and police checks, for all preferred candidates



Looking for an Employer with Benefits?


At QinetiQ, our competitive remuneration and benefits package supports your evolving needs throughout your career.   You’ll share in the company’s success, and be rewarded for your own. We’ll invest in your professional development and provide an inclusive environment for you to succeed.


Some of our benefits include:

  • Individual Professional development allowance
  • Flexible work
  • Purchased leave program & loyalty leave
  • Up to 18 weeks paid parental leave
  • Annual incentive scheme
  • Complimentary salary continuance insurance
  • Annual volunteering leave with Operation Give Back
  • Relaxed dress code


A full list of our employee benefits can be found here:





As the defence industry in Australia grows, it is an exciting time to join QinetiQ. What the company looks like today will be different to that of tomorrow as we navigate an ever changing world. To innovate for our customers’ advantage we value the need for diversity of thought in everything we do. We provide a flexible and inclusive environment where our people can bring their whole selves to work, meaningfully contribute and have equal opportunity to succeed. We actively seek applications from people who come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Aligned with our Gender Equality Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan we also encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.