Electrical Engineer IV, Staff in Phoenix, AZ at Benchmark Electronics

Date Posted: 8/1/2018

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Job Title
Electrical Engineer IV, Staff

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Job Summary
Benchmark Electronics is hiring a Wireless Systems Architect in Tempe, AZ. As announced last spring, Benchmark Electronics has relocated its corporate headquarters and is building an Engineering Design Center of Excellence in Tempe, AZ. This design center will provide radio solutions to external customers and also serve as a central radio design hub for each of the divisions within Benchmark.

Essential Functions and Competencies

  • This role will work with cutting edge radio technologies for commercial wireless applications.
  • They’ll creatively research, design, implement, integrate, test, and maintain DSP and physical layer wireless/radio communications algorithms, software libraries, and other components as integral parts of larger software/FPGA-based wireless/radio applications.
  • Working with peers in the RF and High-Speed Design team, this person will:
  • Be the voice of the customer: interpret customer specs and work alongside the RF Systems Architect to perform the necessary analysis and simulations to guarantee full compliance.
  • Lead the creation of DSP and physical layer wireless communications modules and identify emerging solutions that can be integrated into project designs early in the design cycle.
  • Lead the modem design reviews and oversee the modem project development while continuously optimizing for maximum specification margin through the entire design cycle.
  • Focus will be on developing new and/or modified proprietary algorithms and techniques for implementation on proprietary hardware aimed at improving and expanding our product offering.

  • Qualifications / Education / Experience
  • MSEE or PhD with emphasis in RF communication systems or signal analysis and 8+ years of experience in signal processing system development and deployment on production hardware.
  • End-to-end simulation and system performance evaluation, including modeling of analog and RF impairments.
  • Expertise in communication theory, information theory, signal processing, estimation theory, random processes, channel coding, optimization and applied mathematics.
  • Performed independent research for feasibility studies of novel signal processing algorithms to determine best design course of action.
  • Work experience with phased array antenna systems and digital phase tuning is a plus.
  • Academic or industry experience with power amplifier memory polynomial modeling is also a plus.

  • Expertise includes mathematical system modeling and signal processing algorithm development in MATLAB, C, or C++ for FPGA based modems.
  • Knowledge of digital frequency and timing recovery, channel estimation and compensation, phase tracking, MIMO processing, beam forming, detection and demodulation algorithms.
  • Experience applying theoretical and practical knowledge of digital filters, adaptive filters, Fast Fourier Transforms (FFTs), and RF impairment correction algorithms.
  • Experience working with Verilog/VHDL for bit and cycle accurate emulation and also with digital design for synthesis and timing analysis and with verification for test vector validation.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, team-building mindset, and ability to communicate complex ideas in an easy to understand manner.
  • Should be technically curious and have a strong desire to understand and solve complex signal and analysis problems.
  • Experience preparing and delivering status presentations of debug investigations and design tradeoffs in a concise manner.

  • Job Category
    Design Engineering
    Job Location
    Phoenix, AZ, USA

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    Travel Requirement
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