Senior Antenna Engineer - mmW

Engineering Bellevue, Washington


Description

Echodyne has developed a core technology platform that leverages the unique electromagnetic properties of metamaterials to create new class of fast-scanning RADAR systems.  This platform, the Metamaterial Electronically Scanning Array (MESA) enables the same beam-steering control of a phased-array antenna, but with dramatically reduced cost and complexity.  Echodyne believes this technology has the potential to revolutionize the accessibility of imaging radar systems, and is now developing MESA for a broad range of markets - both commercial and government.

Echodyne is seeking an Antenna Engineer with expertise in printed millimeter-wave antennas to join its team working in a fast-paced startup environment developing its next generation RADAR systems.  This Snr Antenna Engineer will be responsible for analog and digitally beamformed W-band Array R&D projects from concept through fabrication and testing.  This position requires a seasoned engineer who is adept at using a wide-range of tools and methods, and who is able to independently chart an efficient course to goalsThis position requires a self-motivated engineer with a thorough, detail-oriented, approach to design, who thrives in a multi-disciplinary fast-design-cycle environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Design, analyze, and evaluate complete W-band (77-81GHz) antenna systems, combining a range of tools including full-wave solvers (HFSS), MATLAB models, analytical models, and experimental data.
  • Perform theory-analytic studies of antenna elements, antenna arrays, digital & analog (and hybrid) beamforming techniques and use insights gained from previous work and relevant literature to identify paths to improve performance and manufacturability.
  • Integrate with Manufacturing to support transition of research to concept prototypes through design for manufacture.

Required skills / experience:

  • Experience in designing, fabricating, and testing both single element (patch, dipole, PIFA, etc) and arrayed element (leaky-wave, slotted array, phased-array, etc) antennas at W-band.  This should include understanding theory of operation, manufacturing options, challenges, and typical utilization scenarios.
  • Solid grasp of existing mmW antennas approaches used in commercial automotive radar, including theory of operation, modeling and design, and manufacturing approaches.
  • Understanding of the challenges and requirements of automotive radar applications and how these apply to the design of the antennas.
  • Solid background in electromagnetics and antenna theory, with proven ability to innovate in the area of automotive W-band antennas design.
  • Ability to work logically and efficiently in a fast-moving technical environment with tight milestone schedules.

Desired skills / experience:

  • Strong scientific coding skills, including familiarity with MATLAB.
  • Eligibility to handle export controlled data (ITAR, EAR).

Qualifications:

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, ECE, or Physics, with 4+ years designing commercial antennas.
  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering, ECE, or Physics, with 10+ years designing commercial antennas.

 Echodyne is an equal opportunity employer and supports workplace diversity.