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Senior MM Wave RF Engineer

| Kirkland
Imagine ubiquitous 5G connectivity that will deliver on the promise of 4K video, augmented reality, autonomous driving, drone delivery, and super-fast inflight internet. These bandwidth intensive technologies of the future cannot take place utilizing current wireless and broadband network infrastructure. Pivotal Commware has developed a revolutionary technology called HBF or Holographic Beam Forming, a breakthrough in electromagnetic physics. This disruptive software defined antenna technology is revolutionizing wireless and broadband networks by helping network operators solve their biggest wireless access challenges – capacity and spectral efficiency. Our patented antenna technology helps wireless service providers squeeze every ounce of performance from their networks at the lowest cost, size, weight and power consumption available.
 
While Pivotal has completely redefined the physics and economics of providing broadband wireless access for consumer, business and military applications, we still need to tailor our technology for a multitude of compelling use cases. Looking ahead, our team will also be developing artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions to complement and enhance our fundamental technology. If you are passionate about what you do and want to apply yourself to this fascinating endeavor, then we’d like to hear from you.
Pivotal is seeking an experienced Millimeter Wave RF Engineer to support and lead fast-paced R&D projects while working closely with a small group of scientists, engineers and business leaders in a start-up environment. The candidate will be responsible for the design and analysis of RF systems and sub-systems including identifying requirements, writing specifications, and analyzing performance. 
In addition, the candidate should be skilled in project planning, budget and schedule management, and written and verbal communication. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to think creatively and to operate within a flexible, fast-paced program dedicated to advancing the state of the art in RF Holographic Beamforming. This position reports to the Director of Product Engineering.
Responsibilities:
•Evaluate and qualify active and passive microwave and millimeter wave components to be integrated in Holographic beamforming antennas systems
•Model and simulation RF systems to predict performance
•Write and evaluate test plans and procedure for microwave and millimeter wave components
•Design test fixtures for evaluation of components
•Analyze data and present critical performance metrics 
•Conduct failure analysis and debugging of component, sub-system and system assemblies
•Conduct and review preliminary designs of sub-system assemblies
•Revise designs as required to achieve product performance and product goals
•Support design, test and manufacturing of existing microwave and millimeter wave product
Required Qualifications:
•10+ years of practical industry experience in RF, microwave, millimeter wave product design as an Electrical Engineer, RF Engineer, Microwave Engineer, Millimeter Wave Engineer, Principal Engineer or related title
•EE degree required, advanced degree from top tier school strongly preferred
•Proficiency in basic RF concepts such as impedance matching, smith chart, transmission line theory
•Waveguide circuit design experience
•Knowledge of digital communication formats (e.g. QAM, OFDM)
•Thorough working knowledge of design principals from 6 to 86 GHz preferred
•Hands-on experience with measurement techniques and use of vector spectrum analyzers, vector signal generators, network analyzers, power meters and other industry standard RF test equipment
•Working experience with power amplifiers, mixers, LNAs, filters, couplers, switches, VVAs, IQ modulator and demodulator, ADC, DAC, Baseband amplifiers/filters and synthesizers
•Thorough knowledge of cascade analysis of receiver and transmitter chains
•Ability to optimize gain, NF and linearity 
•VSWR experience
•ADS or Microwave office tool experience
•This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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We are just past Gold's Gym (of which we offer free membership to employees) and Maelstrom Brewery.

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Unlimited Vacation Policy
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Casual Dress
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
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