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From smartphones to GPS, satellite services, and more, radio frequency (RF) technology is so deeply embedded in modern-day life that most of us simply take it for granted. 

Radio-frequency engineering continues to help drive the world in many ways in both private and public sectors. As governments, armies, and businesses compete to have the latest in radio frequency innovation, the demand for advanced RF engineering shows no signs of stopping.

What Does an RF Engineer Do?

An RF engineer is a type of electrical engineer that develops, creates, models, tests, and maintains devices specifically related to the radio frequency environment. RF engineering experts work on or with devices that use radio wave signals, which generally involve the IT and telecommunication sectors.

RF engineers also collaborate with other engineers and industry specialists to design new technology for wireless devices, applying their highly specific technical knowledge to improve antenna and communication technology in innovative ways. Plus, an RF design freelancer will manage innovation and new development. Electrical RF experts identify rising customer needs and market demands and help develop systems and technologies that satisfy those needs.

Roles and Responsibilities of RF Remote Engineers

Considered the most challenging engineering discipline, an RF engineer’s job is highly technical and specialized, requiring extensive experience with technical equipment, highly developed analytical and design skills, and strong problem-solving abilities for both mechanical and electrical problems.

Common responsibilities of a radio frequency engineer include: 

  • Assisting electromagnetic tests in a laboratory environment

  • Advancement of existing and new wireless hardware designs

  • Developing design schematics and layout of RF printed circuit boards

  • Collaborating with test engineering and operations in support of production

  • Preparing analysis, simulation reports, presentations, test plans, and evaluations

  • Providing solutions to technical problems with radio frequency engineering products

  • Development of testing and debugging strategies to isolate problematic performance areas

  • Designing and enforcing RF circuits, filters, power amplifiers, and lumped element-matching circuits

  • Evaluating, managing, and compiling test results in a report with regard to design, specification, and objectives

  • Providing technical support in installing, operating, maintaining, and repairing antenna and radio frequency systems

  • Characterizing, optimizing, and quantifying electrical and RF performance of wireless systems and components

  • Collaborating with quality, engineering, and product management groups in achieving product development program goals

What Mechanical Skills Does an RF Engineer Need?

Considering that the responsibilities of remote RF engineers are varied and complex, RF experts require advanced education and a great deal of technical skill and experience to perform their jobs well. 

If you’re hiring a freelance RF engineer, make sure they have the following skills:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (Master’s or Ph.D. preferred)

  • Experience with PCB Design, Scala, RADAR Systems, and RF Optimization

  • Knowledge of computer software tools such as Microwave Office, Genesys, Sonnet, ADS, and HFSS

  • Understanding of standards and regulations that govern the use of radio frequency spectrum, such as FCC, ETSI, and 3GPP

  • A solid foundation of knowledge in areas such as electromagnetics, RF circuit design, antenna design and theory, modulation, coding, and signal processing

  • Experience with tools and equipment used for RF measurements, analysis, and simulation, such as network analyzers, oscilloscopes, and spectrum analyzers

Advanced RF Skills (Preferred)

  • Experience with digital signal processing techniques

  • Experience with EMI/EMC, C, MATLAB, and cloud software and systems

  • Experience in signal conversion techniques and digital communications protocols

  • Other sought-after certifications, such as iNARTE, IPEP, CWNA, RCDD, and CTNS

  • Experience with RF environments and wireless communications in electronic warfare domains

RF Soft Skills

Although the role of an EF engineer is extremely technical, soft skills are also important for success in this engineering field. Here are some important soft skills you should look for in a freelance RF engineer:

  • Teamwork and natural leadership

  • Communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Problem-solving skills, innovation, and creativity

  • Adaptability to changing scenarios and constraints

  • Ability to work autonomously and in collaboration with others

Why Hire Professional RF Engineers for Your Remote Projects

RF technology is incredibly versatile and can be adapted to suit the needs of many industries. You should hire a remote RF engineer if:

  • You want to increase the use of wireless technologies and electronics in your day-to-day business operations.

  • You want to ensure compliance with rules and standards for RF emissions and devices.

  • Your business revolves around the development of innovative gadgets. If you make tablets, smartwatches, wearables, or IoT gadgets, you’ll need an RF engineer on board to optimize the RF components in these devices.

  • You make medical devices, such as MRI machines. These often have an RF component, meaning an RF engineer can ensure your product is well-designed, safe, and effective.

Of course, these are just a few examples of what an RF engineer can do. There are many more applications of RF technology, from defense and aerospace to telecommunications, retail, and navigational technologies. 

How Much Do Freelance RF Engineering Services Cost?

According to ZipRecruiter, an RF engineer's average base yearly salary is $109,000, while the average hourly pay is about $53.80 an hour. These hourly rates can be as high as $87 and as low as $22, but a majority of salaries range between $41 and $62.

Of course, the exact salaries depend on the nature of the project and the skills, experience, and talents RF engineers bring to the table. If you need the engineer’s services for a one-time project, consider hiring a freelance RF engineer instead of a full-time employee. This will help you save money on office space, internet, vacations, health insurance, and other employee costs. A remote RF optimization engineer can do a high-quality job for a fraction of the cost.

How to Go About Hiring a Freelance RF Engineer

If you’re looking to hire RF engineers that also freelance, perform a search on Guru. Register with Guru and post a job listing to connect with talented RF engineers looking for remote roles from all around the world. All you need to do is post a job description. Once your RF job is posted, engineering experts can apply. As remote RF engineer applications start to pour in, you can assess the profiles of freelancers who look promising, conduct interviews, and find the best engineer for your electrical project.

When interviewing potential electrical engineer candidates, make sure to ask about their technical skills, relevant RF experience, educational qualifications, certifications, and project completions before taking them onboard. As the employer, you want to identify your needs for the project and see how the freelancer you’ve selected matches up with your RF project requirements!

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