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Antenna Engineer

Company: NovAtel
Location: Torrance
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Antcom, a wholly owned subsidiary of NovAtel and part of the Hexagon Group, excels at designing, developing and manufacturing antenna products for a variety of industries including aerospace, defense, survey and agriculture industries. 

We are currently searching for an Antenna Engineer to design, develop, and test antenna products.  In this exciting role, you will have the opportunity to work on rugged Global Positioning System (GPS) antennas, anti-jam navigation antennas, and communication antennas for harsh environmental conditions.  Our quick-turn development environment allows us to see products through from concept to delivery onto customer platforms.  In this role you will have an opportunity to work on multi-disciplinary projects and see your ideas fielded into hardware.


  • Design, develop, test, improve, and support antenna products with emphasis in the following areas:
  • Diagnose malfunctions in existing products and make improvements or modifications to increase product reliability.  Lead root cause analysis investigations and document corrective actions.
  • Support Sales and Marketing with RFQ technical assistance and customer support.
  • Perform technical writing which may include proposals, reports, test procedures, and specifications.
  • Assist in the planning, testing, and documentation of product performance against industry requirements such as MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-461, DO-228, DO-301, and DO-160.
  • Define acceptance test procedures and implement efficient test solutions


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering; MSEE or PhD preferred
  • A minimum of 2 years of related work experience.  Level of position commensurate with experience and expertise.
  • Experience with 3D EM simulation software (HFSS preferred)
  • Experience working with network analyzers and other RF test equipment
  • Experience testing antenna radiation patterns
  • Applicants for select positions that require access to information controlled by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) must be US Persons per ITAR §120.15 and EAR §772.1 (i.e., a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or admitted to the U.S. as an asylee or refugee), or be otherwise eligible to obtain required authorization from the U.S. Government to access controlled information. Employment is contingent upon Antcom’s ability to obtain such required authorization for the applicant.


  • Understanding of antenna design for production and real-world environments
  • Experience designing antennas for defense and/or aerospace applications
  • Experience designing GPS/GNSS antennas
  • Experience designing antennas with polarization requirements
  • Experience designing blade antennas
  • Knowledge of robustness standards (MIL-STD-810G, DO-160G)
  • Experience leading engineering projects

Key Success Factors:

  • Focus on customer needs and innovate to meet those needs
  • Thrive in a fast paced environment
  • Demonstrate adaptability and willingness to take on new roles
  • Plan, organize, and execute your work to meet schedule, cost, and technical requirements
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively across departments and sites




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Applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact Human Resources for assistance at (310) 782 -1076 ext: 134

Keywords: NovAtel, Torrance , Antenna Engineer, Other , Torrance, California

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