Principal Hardware and Antenna Engineer
Updated: Mar 25
Metawave is solving today’s real-world problems in highly automated driving and high Metawave is solving today’s real-world problems in highly automated driving and in high-speed wireless communications by using advanced beam focusing and steering technologies. Our mission is to make driving safer and communications faster and more reliable. We develop our technology from ground up to highly scalable and modular platforms that cater to various radar sensing applications. Leveraging artificial intelligence and highly integrated analog front-end modules, Metawave is advancing automotive radar to the next-level to meet customers’ metrics and enabling mobile carriers to rollout high-capacity networks seamlessly , economically and more efficiently.
Metawave demonstrated the first beamsteering radar system capable of distinguishing objects in all-weather and difficult driving conditions, SPEKTRATM radar platform, making travel safer and smarter. Metawave technology will bring high-speed connectivity to billions of users though our high-speed state-of-the-art 5G platforms, TURBOTM active repeaters and KLONETM passive relays, enabling connection in bustling cities, busy office buildings, crowded concerts and sporting events, and under-serviced pockets all around the world.
Metawave is conquering the millimeter wave world of sensing and communication.
We are currently seeking a hardware and antenna engineer to design and develop active antennas for automotive radar, 5G, and fixed wireless radios. As part of our fast-growing team, you will be involved from initial conception to manufacturing qualification and ramp.
Develop active antenna arrays and transitions for automotive radar, 5G, and Fixed Wireless radios as a core member of Metawave antenna team
Build highly directional phased array antennas steerable over a large field of view
Work closely with the RF and System team to map customers’ requirements to antenna specifications
Independently use HFSS EM simulation tools including active and passive components integration with the antenna to evaluate designs against performance requirements
Perform other duties as necessary for the completion of projects and achievement of goals
Take an antenna project from the design concept phase to prototyping, testing, optimization, and system-level integration
Work closely with potential and current customers to scope technical solutions that meet and optimize their operational needs
Collaborate antenna team to identify, advance, and technically drive new opportunity and sustained account support
Work with a cross-functional team, define antenna requirements
Define antenna concepts and requirements during product definition
Develop tools for antenna performance analysis in larger systems
Build and test active phased array prototypes and front-end circuits
Provide, track, and document technical development and support for designs
Sustain technical proficiency in tools for EM development and continually pursue of personal, technical, and professional growth in antenna design and simulation
3+ years of working experience in industry
Experience designing, fabricating and testing antennas, electronically-steered arrays/ phased array antennas
Proficiency in using HFSS EM simulation tools including active and passive components integration with the antenna
Familiarity with the performance characteristics of passive and active RF components including amplifiers, oscillators, attenuators, mixers and filters
Expert at using EM commercial solvers such as HFSS, ADS, and NI AWR
Hands-on experience carrying experiments in an mm-wave anechoic chamber, and using RF test & measurement equipment such as vector network analyzer (VNA), spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, etc.
Excellent programming skills, especially in MATLAB, and any scripting languages
Successful candidate should be highly motivated and be capable of taking an idea from the analysis stage to testing
Clear understanding of system specifications and capable of translating system requirements into a system design with simulation models
Clear understanding of noise, matching, linearity, and other device characteristics
Familiar with mix signal mode verification methodology
B.S. or M.S. in electrical engineering, robotics, radar sensing, or telecommunications
Ph.D. in electrical engineering, robotics, radar sensing, or telecommunications
2-3 years of experience in designing Metamaterial-based antennas and an RF component
RF and millimeter-wave integrated circuits design, fabrication, and testing experience
Experience with automotive or military radar, and/or working with automotive hardware
Perks + Benefits
Competitive salary package
Stock options for every employee
Hybrid in office and work from home plan
Healthcare + dental + vision + life & disability insurance
Flexible time off & paid holidays
Relocation assistance + 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.