Senior Microwave Circuit Designer / Engineer


Isotropic Systems is seeking self-motivated candidates to join a fast-paced team working on cutting edge technology in a startup environment.  Isotropic is pioneering the introduction of innovative and disruptive low-profile multiple-beam satellite communications terminals for mobile and fixed applications. These highly integrated terminal systems, typically operating from Ku-band through K/Ka-bands and above, combine elements of new advances in microwave lens optics, phased array antenna technology, and dynamic beam pointing control systems using analog and/or digital signa processing. They may operate as fully electronic beam steering systems with no moving parts or as hybrid electromechanical steering systems. Our innovative low-cost Satcom terminals will be used on stationary and mobile platforms for a wide range of applications including: aeronautical, land mobile, maritime, and 5G, providing broadband multiple beam two-way communications with dynamic tracking of geostationary and non-geostationary satellites or terrestrial nodes.


Isotropic is seeking an outstanding microwave circuits design expert to be the lead engineer in designing and implementing the transceiver circuit architecture. Responsibilities will include designing and simulating beamforming circuit networks, evaluating MMIC technologies, designing and testing prototype PCBs, and design for high volume and low-cost manufacturing.  The role will also be involved in customer and vendor interactions.  The candidate should have a proven track record of microwave circuit design experience in Ku-band and K/Ka-band. Experience in both analog and digital beamforming is preferred.

Qualifications and Experience:

Of particular importance is candidate’s appreciation of and proven performance history for high-efficiency and cost-conscious microwave circuit design, simulation and testing. The selection of microwave components that maximize antenna feed network efficiency and provide the multiple-beam coverage over wide fields of view while minimizing costs for new products that are intended to be low cost disruptors into the Satcom markets is critically important.

While our technology incorporates an array of feed antennas, it is excited differently from a phased array for beam tracking.  Candidate should have a good understanding of phased array beamforming networks with passive and integrated components, both analog and digital. Experience in modeling circuit layouts including tolerance information and transitioning the designs to PCB and IC implementations is highly important.

Candidate must have a B.S. level degree with advanced degree preferred and at least 5 years’ experience in related activities, specifically development of microwave circuitry, with an emphasis on manufacturability with PCB and MMIC implementation.

Job Details:

  • Full-time

  • Location: Linthicum, MD (minutes from BWI airport)

  • Isotropic Systems offers a highly competitive compensation package (salary and equity), excellent benefits (including comprehensive medical/dental/vision benefits in the US, paid vacations, US 401k plan option and UK pension contributions, stocked pantries, fridges and coffee) and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions.


Isotropic Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, non-disqualifying disability, or any other basis covered by applicable laws. We base all hiring decisions on candidate qualifications and business needs.

John Finney