Job details

DSP and RF Engineer

Job reference: 000626

Location: Romsey

Closing date: 01/10/2021

Department: Defence

About Roke

Roke imagines a more secure world. A world where technology protects, rather than exposes. A world where expert engineers, consultants and business support staff collaborate to protect what matters most to our clients.

We are a friendly and flexible team with a culture of ‘time, trust and freedom’. The role may give the opportunity to work on client site, from the office, in shared workspaces or from home as necessary. We pride ourselves on listening to each other’s aspirations and accommodating wherever possible.

The Opportunity 

Roke are a leading technology & engineering company with clients spanning National Security, Defence, Public Sector and Industry areas. We work alongside our customers to solve their complex and unique challenges. 

Your projects will be diverse – working with varying clients, across a number of sectors, using a range of skills. Consequently, we are looking for individuals able to work flexibly across projects in different domains. You might apply your skills to rapidly prototype new approaches & solutions. Equally, you may apply them to complement or advance existing solutions.

You will be part of a stimulating, collaborative and driven team that offers you autonomy, challenge, and strong sense of purpose. Depending on the project, there will be opportunities to demonstrate technology to customers and support customer test and acceptance.

You will have a foundation of knowledge across signal processing hardware, firmware and software, RF receivers, and testing of hardware items in design and in production. Ideally, you will have experience with software defined radios.

Why We Want You 

Beyond your technical skills, you will be proactive and able to communicate effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. You will work well alone or as part of a team. You will be curious and seek out the best approach/solution/tool for the job at hand.

You will:

  • Research and develop and test radio frequency circuits
  • Research and develop algorithms and embedded software 
  • Test your design through simulation
  • Research and develop and maintain production test fixtures, procedures
  • Maintain and adapt our designs to optimise them for production 
  • Provide timely and accurate estimates for project deliverables and contribute to bids 
  • Provide technical support to customer meetings
  • Apply and scale software engineering processes effectively
  • Identify and collaborate with all stakeholders 

Essential Skills:

Knowledge and practical experience of:

  • Radio Frequency circuits and implementation
  • DSP algorithm development 
  • FPGA development 
  • Embedded C/C++ software
  • Debugging and fault finding

Desirable Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of software defined radio systems
  • Experience of Python in the use of test scripts and/or post-data processing

Why You Should Join Us

We have a competitive salary and access to a number of additional flexible benefits, which will cover Health and Wellbeing, Savings and Protection & Life, Leisure and Entertainment. 

Roke has a great community of groups with shared interests. These enable people to share ideas and be passionate about tools, technologies & techniques, which interest them.

We are committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion. Our working environment is friendly, creative and inclusive. We will consider flexible working arrangements and support a diverse work-force and those with additional needs.

Security Information 

Due to the nature of this position, we require you to be willing and eligible to achieve a minimum of SC clearance. To qualify, you should be a British Citizen and have resided in the UK for the last 5 years for SC and 10 years for DV. For more information about clearance eligibility, please see

High level clearance bonus is available and will be considered on application.