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RF (mmWave) Front-End 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 seeking a millimeter-wave front-end engineer to develop front-end design, simulation, and testing for autonomous radar sensors. As part of our fast-growing team, you will be involved from initial conception to manufacturing qualification and ramp.


Responsibilities

  • Design, simulate, and test radar sensors using a clear understanding of mmWave component specifications

  • Work with antenna and system engineers on radar systems

  • Design and simulate lumped element components and distributed element circuits

  • Build radar applications having mmWave transceiver architectures

  • Design electronic components, including LNAs, filters, mixers, couplers, VCOs, DCOs, LOs and PAs

  • Work with digital control protocols such as I2C, SPI, MIPI, UDP, and TCP/IP

  • Work with digitally controlled analog devices such as DACs and ADCs

  • Design systems using knowledge noise, matching, linearity, and other device characteristics

  • Work with mixed signal mode verification methodology

Minimum Qualifications

Experience

  • 3+ years of mmWave design with 2+ years with AWR MWO

  • Experience using Altium for schematic capture and reviewing board layouts, RF layout skills a plus

  • Experience with bench testing using VNA, spectrum analyzer, power meter, and oscilloscope

  • Experience in writing test scripts in Labview, Python, Matlab or other

  • Knowledge and understanding of technical applications to effectively direct technical staff, or personally perform technical work, including design concepts, various media, and applications

  • Clear understanding of fundamentals of RF implementation, and basic building blocks

  • Ability to gain understanding of a high technology organization, its achievements, mission, vision, goals, policies, practices, infrastructure, and match this with a strong knowledge of current affairs, and issues in our technical field

  • Thorough understanding and experience in all news and media outlets including the internet, social media and other emerging technologies

  • Experience creating clear, easy-to-navigate, informative, accurate, well-designed, and functional web sites that provide web content consistent with the organization's message and in keeping with management directives and client objectives

  • Solid skills to create, develop, and implement comprehensive long and short term strategic communications plans

  • Excellent time management skills managing multiple projects

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented in work and work product

  • Ability to work independently while managing multiple deliverables

  • Highly skilled at delivering and receiving constructive feedback

  • Intellectual curiosity and a willingness to learn about complex, highly complex topics


Education

BS in Electrical Engineering


Preferred Qualifications

Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering or Physics


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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