Senior HW Integration Engineer

Hardware Sunnyvale, California





Job Title:                     Senior HW Integration Engineer

Location:Sunnyvale, USA       

Reports To:                 Vice President, Hardware Engineering


Position Summary:  This position is for a Senior HW Integration Engineer working on NextNav Beacon and Receiver products by designing, implementing, integrating, and verifying the hardware design.


Essential Functions:

  • Work with 3rd party vendors and consultants for development of digital/RF products including component selection, board design, layout, manufacturing, and assembly of the product.
  • Lead the hardware bring up and integration of the product.
  • Work closely with the firmware and software teams for functional testing of the product.
  • Have ability to understand, manage and modify scripts/programs for lab automation, bring up and integration testing.


Education, Experience, Skills and Attributes:


-          BS/MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science or equivalent degree.

-          A minimum of 5 years of experience (7 years with a BS degree) with at least one complete product design lifecycle exposure (from initial board design to final integration in product)

-          Able to perform/guide/review schematic, layout, (Orcad, Altium, Mentor PCB tools) and component selection of digital and RF boards.

-          Experience with board bring-up, debug, and minor rework

-          Experience with supporting FW/SW loading and integration with the HW designs

-          Experience in lab testing, bring-up and debugging of

  • power sections – good understand of switching/linear regulators
  • Clocking, PLL based clock generation and clock distribution
  • FPGAs – good understanding of programming modes of FPGAs
  • Memory Interfaces – including DDR2/DDR3, serial and parallel Flash devices
  • Processors – Understand of booting modes, reset and clocking requirements of ARM based processors
  • Troubleshooting of RS232, RS485 serial, I2C, SPI and Ethernet interfaces

-          Familiar with RF characterization techniques of high-power transmitters and high-sensitivity receiver sub systems.

-          Well versed in use and function of lab equipment like Oscilloscopes, Logic Analyzers, Spectrum Analyzers for debugging, measurement, and characterization of interfaces



-          Worked on GPS positioning and timing systems and understanding of GPS messaging protocols.

-          Experience with RF front end design such as Mixers, LNA, RF Filters, PAs.

-          Experience with product enclosure design and mechanicals.

-          Experience with on board antenna structures and interfaces

-          Writing and executing basic C code for exercising and validating Microprocessor interfaces

-          Ability to understand, modify, and code simple scripts in Python/Perl

-          Familiar with the Linux environment, shell scripting and basic Networking protocols

-          Use of various configuration management and collaboration tools