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Hardware Design Engineer

Updated: Aug 9

About Metawave: Metawave is pioneering disruptive millimeter wave technologies that accelerate the transition to highly automated and fully autonomous ground and aerial vehicle operation meeting safety and emerging services goals. With its patented, high-resolution all-weather imaging SPEKTRA radar modules, and associated software stacks, Metawave is delivering the missing sensor with unmatched long-range sensing and perception based on novel machine learning and AI to automotive, tracking, trains, aerial and drone customers. Its SPEKTRA™ radar is the first automotive analog beamsteering radar with resolution capable of distinguishing objects close to each other, in difficult driving scenarios and in all-weather conditions, making cars safer and smarter. Metawave TURBO™ active repeaters and KLONE™ passive reflectors enable faster, more efficient, and lower cost 5G deployments, bringing connectivity to billions of users both indoors and out. Metawave’s AWARE™AI object classification platform is the first demonstration of real-time radar object classification. Founded in 2017, Metawave is headquartered in Carlsbad, CA. Visit us at www.metawave.com, email us at info@metawave.com, and follow us on Twitter @metawavecorp, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Your Role: We are currently looking for an experienced FPGA and hardware design engineer to work with our team in pushing the boundaries of radar technology. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in taking a project from idea through design, build, test and prepare for manufacture. This requires a demonstrated excellence in understanding RF and millimeter wave circuits and hands-on experience with complex systems. . ​ Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Metawave engineers on a multi-disciplinary team.

  • Take system requirements from concept to prototype and final production-grade design for radar applications.

  • Design the required digital, analog, mixed-signal, power supply, and FPGA circuits.

  • Understand the implications of incorporating the RF designs from the RF team into your designs.

  • Adapting existing hardware designs to new program requirements

  • Support and guide design of circuit boards including digital, analog, and millimeter-wave designs.

  • Work with engineers to design tests, calibration and other procedures.

  • Work closely with electrical, software, and systems engineers in all phases of the project, including requirements definition, prototyping, qualification, and production

  • Derive requirements from systems design, including device selection, interface definition, and carry out product studies

  • Requirements verification in simulation and hardware

  • Cooperative debug, test, and requirement verification activities

  • Creation of technical documents including block diagrams, architecture diagrams, design descriptions, test plans, and technical presentations

  • Contribute towards continuous technology and process improvement

Minimum Qualifications: Experience

  • 8+ years’ experience in designing hardware solutions.

  • Demonstrated competency in digital, analog, mixed signal and FPGA designs.

  • Demonstrated competency in electronic test and validation.

  • Must be capable of hands-on ownership of FPGA project.

Education

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Radar, FMCW and range Doppler measurements

  • Experience in the Automotive Industry

  • Previous experience with startups transitioning to growth stage and beyond

Perks + Benefits:​

  • Competitive salary package

  • Stock options for every employee

  • Hybrid in office and work from home plan

  • Healthcare + dental + vision + life & disability insurance

  • 401k plan

  • Flexible time off & paid holidays

  • Relocation assistance + reimbursement

  • Fitness Reimbursement


​​Metawave is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, service in the military, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. We will make a reasonable accommodation for any qualified applicant with a disability, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation and that the accommodation would not impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Please let us know if you believe you require reasonable accommodation, or if you would like assistance to complete an application or to participate in an interview.




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