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Principal Radar Systems 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: This is an opportunity to join our engineering team at Metawave solving real world problems today. At Metawave you will have autonomy to be part of the growth of these evolving technologies, working with recognized experts each contributing individually to a strong team. Primary responsibilities will be integrating, testing and evaluating the latest radar hardware and software. This is a key role in developing future radar designs. ​ Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates overall vision of the company and its services.

  • Mentor and instruct Engineering staff.

  • Lead others with your deep knowledge of radar systems, components, modulation, design, build and production.

  • Lead the specification, design, and development of major features of a radar module.

  • Propose, defines, and actively contributes to Engineering processes.

  • Specify, design, develop, test, document, debug, and maintain the radar system:

  • Write, review, and comment on requirement specifications.

  • Write functional specifications.

  • Write design documents.

  • Contribute and/or initiate the design of software features.

  • Develop software features.

  • Write test plans and execute tests for radar systems.

  • Provide estimates for assigned work.

  • Keep management apprised of any hardware software issues anticipated, observed, or discovered.

  • Make specification, design, architecture, and technology recommendations.

  • Respond quickly and practically to emergencies, or unexpected problems.

  • Keep management apprised of daily operations and issues.

  • Lead/support automotive radar platform integration and testing

  • Develop tools and simulations for test data analysis

  • Work with teams to identify problems and quickly resolve issues arising during development and test phases

  • Support radar system design, specification of radar subsystem requirements and Subsystem design reviews

  • Perform requirement analysis and flow down; Define verifications test plan

  • Prepare documentation for system work product

  • Support the design of new radar system concepts and evaluate competing technical solutions

  • Support production methodologies

  • Support and guide junior level engineers

  • Focus on continuous improvement and innovation

Minimum Qualifications: Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in radar systems design, integration and test

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the set-up and operation of complex RF/mmWave test equipment required for hardware validation

  • Strong familiarity with Radar Systems, practical and theoretical

  • Proficient in Matlab

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Strong individual contributor and ability to work with a team.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Close attention to detail.

Education

  • MS Electrical Engineering or Physics

Preferred Qualifications:​

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering or Physics

  • Experience in the Automotive Industry

  • Automotive radar experience is a plus, ideally for automotive grade radar

  • 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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