Sr. Engineer, Systems ( positioning and timing)

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Date Posted: 
May 20, 2020
Sunnyvale, CA, US
Position Summary: 

This position is for a Senior Systems Engineer working on positioning and timing system performance measurement and analysis through the development of test platforms, conducting test campaigns, and real-time and post-processing performance data analysis.

Essential Functions: 

· Develop test platforms for the measurement and analysis of the performance of various positioning and timing systems, including terrestrial, GNSS, and sensors.

· Develop automation tools to conduct test campaigns for collect the data for detailed navigation (sub)-system performance analysis.

· Develop automation tools for testing various components of a PNT receiver like hardware, firmware and software

· Identify performance metrics, create data analysis scripts, analyze field data, and determine positioning system performance bottlenecks and identify potential improvements areas.

Education, Experience, Skills and Attributes: 


· MS in EE/ECE/Other Allied fields

· 2+ years of experience in practical field/lab setup development, measurement and analysis of positioning system performance.

· Experience with the system tests designed to identify performance bottlenecks, instrumenting field test setups, execution of field tests, post-test analysis and documentation.

· Experience with Linux for development and interfacing of devices used in testing

· Experience in python scripting, matlab programming

· Ability to do performance analysis in Matlab / Python (including measurement quality, statistical performance, identifying errors etc.). Strong math/analytical background.

· Ability to work independently and within a team on challenging technical problems across multiple teams.



· Experience with navigation receivers like GPS is highly desired

· Understanding of RF including link budget, antenna,filtering, etc. is desired

· Experience with lab equipment 

· Experience in C/C++ coding

· Experience with the use of SDR (for example USRP, GNU radio) for RF capture and playback 


Physical Demands

· Working indoors in office sitting with long periods of sitting at a desk

· Occasionally carrying test equipment


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