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Principal RF Design Engineer

Company: Echodyne Corp
Location: Kirkland
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Job Description:

Join our team developing next-generation commercial radar solutions.Echodyne is seeking a Principal Electrical Engineer with experience in RF electronics to join our team working in a fast-paced environment developing high-performance commercial radar solutions.Echodyne offers the world's first compact solid-state true beam-steering radar for a wide range of industries and applications. Our high-performance radars work in all weather and are designed for autonomous vehicles, unmanned aircraft & drones, and security of borders, critical infrastructure, and smart cities. The company combines the patented technology of metamaterials with powerful software to create a radar sensor with unprecedented performance at commercial price points. Echodyne offers its radars to companies working in Automotive, Transportation, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Border Security, Smart Cities, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), and Airspace Management including Urban Air Mobility (UTM).High-performance RF signal amplification and processing circuits and subsystems are critical to realizing a high-performance radar sensor. As a Principal Electrical Engineer, you will play a key role in every phase of the product lifecycle (Definition, Exploration, Architecting, Design, Development, Verification, Production, and Sustainment). In each phase you will both contribute to and learn from challenging problems in circuit design and architectures related to state-of-the-art radar. In this role, you will draw upon your deep background in RF and Microwave system and circuit design to aid in the quick progression through the smallest assessments to the largest architecture trades for ground-breaking products.Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for RF subsystems throughout each stage of their lifecycle including conception, design, verification, and transition to manufacturing
    • Develop and execute complex trade studies to refine architectures required to support new and emerging radar designs
    • Lead design-shaping discussions with multi-functional teams to generate sound radar architectures, solve difficult problems or support sustaining engineering
    • Provide technical expertise in RF subsystem and circuit design in support of product subsystem detailed design and verification activities
    • Support manufacturing teams through the definition and architecting of suitable test architectures to ensure quality throughout the production lifecycle
    • Continue to grow subject matter expertise through individual growth and mentoring, utilizing both internal and external resources
      • Work with your leadership team to understand upcoming projects and programs and identify opportunities for growth in your knowledge, skills, and abilities
      • Become an integral part of the team through collaboration and mentoringRequired skills / experience:
        • Background in the engineering of RF Printed Circuit Assemblies and RF subsystems
          • Experience with RF transmitter and receiver module design and analysis including the bring-up, integration, design verification and qualification of RF printed circuit assemblies
          • Experience designing High-Reliability commercial or consumer RF hardware and managing high thermal density architectures
          • Experience developing RF hardware architectures for fielded products
            • Experience with the development of detailed RF transceiver designs including part selection trades, schematic development, and simulation
            • Expert in RF Chain/Cascade Development & Analysis for heterodyne receivers and multi-stage transmitter subsystemsDesired Experience:
              • RF Architecture Design and Analysis
                • Expert understanding of figures of merit such as noise figure, gain, power, compression points, intercept points, temperature & frequency effects, and harmonic estimation
                • Understanding of the significance of low phase noise synthesizer design, clock synthesis & distribution
                • Knowledge of best-practices for high-speed RF switching architectures
                  • RF Subsystem Detailed Design
                    • Experience creating designs using components such as power amplifiers, driver amplifiers, digitally controlled phase-shifters & attenuators, power control circuitry and fault monitoring & isolation circuitry
                    • Strong background Mechanical packaging concepts for densely packed RF circuitry
                    • Experience with design and analysis of RF circuits in a full-wave simulation suite such as HFSS/CST or equivalent
                    • Experience with power supply architecture & design
                    • Understanding of low-speed signaling protocols (SPI, I2C)Qualifications:
                      • BS Degree in Electrical Engineering, MS preferred
                      • 10 or more years of experience in RF Circuit DesignEchodyne's technology is export controlled by the U.S. Government and we must evaluate an applicant's eligibility to handle export-controlled information or obtain required Government authorizations. Therefore, we will ask you as part of the application process to identify whether you are a U.S. Citizen or green card holder, or have asylum/refugee status in the U.S.What We Offer:The salary range for this position is $152,064 - $228,096 per year. Our comprehensive benefits package currently includes:
                        • Incentive stock options
                        • Excellent health benefits
                        • Company paid disability and life insurance
                        • Flexible time off - Generous paid time off, office closure days and sick leave
                        • Lots of healthy snack options
                        • Locker rooms/showers
                        • Fun company eventsEchodyne is an equal opportunity employer and supports workplace diversity

Keywords: Echodyne Corp, Kirkland , Principal RF Design Engineer, Engineering , Kirkland, Washington

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