RF Development Engineer

TE Connectivity

Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Job Type: Full time


At TE, you will unleash your potential working with people from diverse backgrounds and industries to create a safer, sustainable and more connected world.

Job Overview

TE Connectivity’s R&D/Product Development Engineering Teams conceive original ideas for new products, introduce them into practice. They are responsible for product development, and qualification from market definition through production and release; assist in the qualification of suppliers for new products to ensure suppliers deliver quality parts, materials, and services for new or improved manufacturing processes; conduct feasibility studies, testing on new and modified designs; direct and support detailed design, testing, prototype fabrication and manufacturing ramp. The R&D/Product Development Engineering Teams provide all required product documentation including, but not limited to, Solid Model, 2D/3D production drawings, product specifications, and testing requirements. They create and modify detailed drawings and drafting or conceptual models from layouts, rough sketches or notes and contribute to design modifications to facilitate manufacturing operation or quality of product. Typical fields of expertise include: materials, mechanics and systems, electrical, optics, chemistry, software, automation systems, packaging, testing and measurement, and manufacturing of electrical, mechanical and electronic components, products, and their integration into systems.

What your background should look like:

The Industrial and Commercial Transportation Business provides rugged interconnect solutions specifically designed for Truck, Bus, Agriculture, Construction and Recreational Vehicles.

As a Data Connectivity Product Development Engineer, you will be enabling improved safety, vehicle automation, and improved efficiencies based on the ability to provide data interconnects for use throughout the Industrial and Commercial Vehicle market. We are seeking a a signal integrity expert to provide simulation, testing, and design feedback to the product development teams.


  • Develop an understanding of data connectivity applications and market trends within the ICT industry including the assessment of competitive and emerging technologies
  • Engage with the customer to establish signal integrity performance requirements for new product designs
  • Support the mechanical development engineers, ensuring the connector designs meet signal integrity requirements, and providing design suggestions as needed based on simulation results.
  • Build electrical models and perform signal integrity simulations for all relevant requirements
  • Design and assemble any PCB’s and test adapters needed to perform evaluation and validation of connector signal integrity.
  • Perform testing to validate product electrical performance of the connector including cable


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Background course work in electromagnetics, signals and systems, channel theory, or associated courses
  • A solid understanding of electromagnetic theory and electrical circuit behavior
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience in a signal integrity engineering role
  • Experienced in performing signal integrity simulation (CST, Ansys HFSS)
  • Experienced in using HF test equipment including oscilloscope, VNA, TDR, BERT, etc.
  • Familiarity with printed circuit board design, fabrication, and assembly
  • Experience with connector or cable assembly design is a plus
  • Knowledge of Commercial Vehicle or Automotive data connectivity protocols is a plus

Desired attributes

  • Highly motivated and able to work independently
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Flexibility and the ability to deal with multiple projects and priorities
  • The ability to work well with cross functional teams
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • The ability to support on-site customer visits and represent TE well to our customers
  • Ability to work in a global environment – able to accommodate varying time zones, fluent in English (verbal/written), able to collaborate with individuals across geographies


Values: Integrity, Accountability, Teamwork, Innovation

TE Connectivity is a global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, enable advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications and the home. With approximately 80,000 employees, including more than 7,500 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.


  • Competitive base salary commensurate with experience: $78,000 – $130,000 (subject to change dependent on physical location)
  • Posted salary ranges are made in good faith. TE Connectivity reserves the right to adjust ranges depending on the experience/qualification of the selected candidate as well as internal and external equity.
  • Total Compensation = Base Salary + Incentive(s) + Benefits
  • A comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, 401(k), disability, life insurance, employee stock purchase plan, paid time off and voluntary benefits.

EOE, Including Disability/Vets

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