Pivotal Commware develops 5G communications platforms, systems and applications based on Holographic Beam Forming® , a patented breakthrough in electromagnetic physics. HBF allows Pivotal to create software-defined antennas that can harness, shape and direct radio waves with order-of magnitude advantages over legacy beamforming systems in cost, size, weight and power consumption (C-SWaP). HBF enables mobile network operators to maximize capacity, coverage and throughput on demand and is recognized as an essential element in the 5G ecosystem. 5G leadership is pivotal to the US economy, and 5G is Pivotal™.
The Hardware Engineer (Embedded Systems) position will work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment working closely with a small group of scientists, engineers and business leaders. This position reports to the Embedded Systems Hardware Manager.
•Design and schematic capture of complete embedded hardware solutions including interfacing with peripherals using standard hardware interfaces such as PCIE, SPI, I2C and Ethernet
•Hardware design of peripheral interfaces including: DAC, ADC, IMU, temperature sensors, memory; etc.
•Document requirements and design boards with ARM-based Embedded Linux systems and 8/16/32 bit micro-controllers
•Work with verification and test engineers to develop bring-up and validation plans of new hardware systems
•Interact with engineers in other disciplines (mechanical, software, test, etc) in the development and implementation of new systems from fiber to antenna
•Design and implement software interfaces using various digital bus protocols (such as TCP, USB, or CPRI) between custom embedded hardware devices and radios/modems
•Work closely with embedded software and firmware engineers to specify and develop board support packages
•BS in ECE/EE/CE and a minimum of 5 years experience (or MS and 3 years experience) as an Electrical Engineer, Embedded Systems Engineer, Embedded Hardware Engineer or related title
•Knowledge of circuit layout and simulation tools
•Understanding of interface systems between standard bus protocols and digital baseband I/O such as TCP, UDP, SPI, I2C, etc.
•Design of tests for embedded hardware
•Ability to read low level programming languages for embedded systems (C) and understand scripts and/or software functions
•Experience using Power supplies. Oscilloscopes, Logic Analyzers, Serial Protocol Analyzers, etc.. This will be a hands on position.
•Experience using Altium, both schematic capture and layout
•Analog/Mixed Signal hardware design experience (ADC’s, DAC’s, etc.)
•Digital hardware design, measurement and/or simulation experience at speeds >1 GHz
•Experience with power supply design, circuit design, hardware prototyping, hardware debugging, RF
•Experience with DDR memory design and debug
•Experience with and/or Design of simple CPLD’s/FPGA’s, both implementing the hardware on a PCBA and writing of the RTL
•RT Embedded Linux, QT, FreeRTOS or other embedded OS experience
•Experience with VNA’s, spectrum analyzers and other RF equipment
•This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship
At Pivotal you’ll join a team experienced in advanced communications, commercial antennas, RF circuit design, machine learning and active/nonlinear metamaterials.
Named among Washington’s Top 100 Places to Work in 2018 & 2019, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We highly respect and seek to empower each individual while supporting diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce. If you want to apply yourself to this fascinating endeavor, then we’d like to hear from you!
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