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Senior Staff Hardware Design Engineer

Tarana Wireless

Tarana Wireless

Other Engineering, Design
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Tarana is a fast revenue growth company built by outstanding talented people and with innovative technology. Our hardware development team is looking for a smart, experienced, and hardworking member working to test various Hardware systems in different configurations. The ideal candidate would have 12+ years experience with wireless hardware (5G, WiFi, etc.) testing using such equipment as spectrum analyzers and high speed oscilloscopes. Experience with Ethernet, DDR4 waveforms and protocols, wireless performance tests are desired. Minimum qualifications include a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and15 years of hardware design and test.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Take a leadership role in architecting, designing wireless PCBAs from prototype to NPI and high volume production stage
  • Schematics and layout design for innovative high speed wireless systems
  • Circuit designs using discretes (passive and active) for integration, filtering, etc.
  • Work with extended cross-functional teams of other hardware designers, mechanical engineers, operations engineers and software engineers
  • Work with product management, Operations and Engineering leadership to define the requirements and trade-offs
  • Provide leadership in value engineering to continuously improve performance and cost
  • Understand and make design recommendations to improve radio frequency performance

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree (MS preferred) in Electrical Engineering with 12+ years of relevant Experience
  • Wireless hardware design expertise (digital and analog)
  • Ability to define subsystem performance requirements, analyze through modeling, simulations
  • Design PCBAs and help take them to high volume production
  • Work with compliance team to help get regulatory approvals
  • Work with RF engineers to test and integrate into products with antennas
  • Hardware test equipment usage (eg. spectrum analyzers or power meters)
  • Statistical analysis abilities is a plus
  • Knowledge of networking
  • Ability to create ECOs, Deviations etc. and signoff in Arena BOM management environment
  • RF testing and knowledge of S parameters, phase noise and isolation, return loss, etc.

The salary range for this position is: $175,000 to $220,000

Compensation will be determined based on several factors including, but not limited to: skill set, years of experience and the employee’s geographic location.

Tarana provides competitive benefits to employees in this role including: Medical, dental and vision benefits, 401K match, flexible time off and stock option.

Since our founding in 2009, we’ve been on a mission to accelerate the pace of bringing fast and affordable internet access — and all the benefits it provides — to the 90% of the world’s households who can’t get it. Through a decade of R&D and more than $400M of investment, we’ve created an entirely unique next-generation fixed wireless access technology, powering our first commercial platform, Gigabit 1 (G1). It delivers a game-changing advance in broadband economics in both mainstream and underserved markets, using either licensed or unlicensed spectrum. G1 started production in mid 2021 and has now been installed by over 160 service providers globally. We’re headquartered in Milpitas, California, with additional research and development in Pune, India.

G1 has been developed by an incredibly talented and pioneering core technical team. We are looking for more world-class problem solvers who can carry on our tradition of customer obsession and ground-breaking innovation. We’re well funded, growing incredibly quickly, maintaining a superb results-focused culture while we’re at it, and all grooving on the positive difference we are making for people all over the planet. If you want to help make a real difference in this world, apply now!