RF Engineer/ Antenna Engineer

Panasonic USA


Job Description

Panasonic – RF Engineer Every moment of every day, people all over the world turn to Panasonic to make their lives simpler, more enjoyable, more productive and more secure. Since our founding almost a century ago, we’ve been committed to improving peoples’ lives and making the world a better place–one customer, one business, one innovative leap at a time. Come join our journey. Click here to learn more about how Panasonic is creating a better life, a better world. Watch this video to see how our employees are shaping the technologies that move us. What You’ll Get To Do Panasonic’s development, delivery and support for solutions for manufacturing using Industrial Internet of things IIoT Technologies requires proficiency in many wireless technologies at numerous Radio Frequencies (RF). The candidate possesses expertise in RF antenna design, simulation, and algorithm development with demonstrable experiences in commercially successful endeavors. Development and delivery of cost-effective RF antenna designs for commercial wireless products manufactured in high volume RF Protocol Design, Consultation and Implementation (proprietary, IEEE 801.15.4, BLE, Wi-Fi, UWB, et al): • Develop and implement among team of IIoT firmware/hardware engineers • Design/implement/debug/diagnose wireless protocols for bi-directional data communication in low-cost, battery-powered IIoT devices Real Time Location Services (RTLS) Algorithm Design, Product Integration, Solution Deployment: • Develop and implement within a team of IIoT engineers, leading when appropriate • Design/implement/debug/diagnose real-time location systems using various wireless / RF signals and methods. • Direct customer and sales team interaction, cooperation and support • incumbent would have to be able to enter secure facilities in domestic United States. Specific business tasks and objectives which will vary by project, but require: • Experience in ANSYS HFSS or similar RF simulation software • Experience in low cost prototype mock up and testing to prove the concept ahead of manufacture • Experience with DFx (DFA, DFM, DFC) and FMEA methodologies • Experience with electronics packaging methods, constraints and knowledge of electronics standards • Experience with application and compliance processes for FCC, UL, EMC, RTTE, RoHS, WEEE directives • Experience in generating IP (Intellectual Property) documentation • Ability to deploy working systems in indoor factory and outdoor field environments • Ability to move lab equipment and computers, antennas and analyzers • Ability to climb a ladder up to a 15’ height or ride in a portable lift to a height of 25’ What You’ll Bring Scope: This position requires an experienced individual contributor who specializes in RF engineering. Education & Experience • BS degree in Electrical Engineering or Physics required. Advanced engineering degree preferred. • At least 10 - 15 years of commercially successful product development experience. • Position relies on a foundation of RF theory coupled with practical industrial and commercial experience. • Veterans with appropriate military experience will be considered along with necessary educational background. Competencies • A winning attitude, self-motivated, personally accountable and determined team player, able to accept direction • Ability to travel domestically and internationally (10%) and participate in off hours meetings with offshore team partners regularly • Proficient with use of Microsoft office suite of software tools • Awareness of risk management and mitigation techniques • Creative within defined process constraints (i.e. AVL’s, PDP’s) • Up-to-date with RF technology changes and developments Communications • Strong, frequent written and verbal communication to peer and management audiences • Detail oriented, demanding completeness and adherence to highest standards with excellent time and project management skill • Experienced with distributed team project development across time zones and cultures Other Requirements • Ability to deploy working systems in indoor factory and outdoor field environments • Ability to move lab equipment and computers, antennas and analyzers • Ability to climb a ladder up to a 15’ height or ride in a portable lift to a height of 25’ What We Offer Family like environment with an entrepreneurial spirit Collaborative culture that thrives on innovation and new ideas Rewards and recognition for great achievements Growth opportunities for career development Flexible work arrangements to help balance life and work Competitive Benefits And Compensation Package Panasonic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law or company policy. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Pre-employment drug testing is required for safety sensitive positions or as may otherwise be required by contract or law. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Corporation of North America