Sr. Systems Eng Navigation Sys Performance Measurement Analysis

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Date Posted: 
February 12, 2020
Sunnyvale, CA US
Position Summary: 

NextNav is launching a groundbreaking location service for smartphones, IOT, and other devices – an ability to determine floor level altitude service across the country – a capability that does not exist at scale anywhere today! No longer constrained by legacy “flat earth” technologies, applications and users will be able to determine floor-level altitude, which is essential for navigation, user context, and relevancy and many other applications that are used indoors. NextNav’s is the highest precision Z-Axis solution proven in the marketplace today and a person joining this team will have the ability to define the space.

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

Help make the world 3D!

• Develop field-test platforms for the measurement and analysis of the performance of various positioning systems, including terrestrial, GNSS, and sensors.
• Organize targeted field testing campaigns to collect the data for detailed navigation (sub)-system performance analysis.
• Identify performance metrics, create data analysis scripts, analyze field data, and determine positioning system performance bottlenecks and identify potential improvements areas.

Desired Skills & Experience
• MS in EE/ECE/Other Allied fields
• 3+ years of experience in practical field setup development, measurement and analysis of positioning system performance.
• Experience with the planning of targeted field 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 field testing is highly desired. Experience with ROS is a plus
• Experience with the use of SDR (for example USRP, GNU radio) for RF capture and playback is highly desired
• Experience with GNSS receivers (including understanding of assistance, code phase, carrier phase, RTK) is highly desired
• Understanding of RF including link budget, antenna, filtering, etc. is desired
• Ability to do performance analysis in Matlab / Python (including measurement quality, statistical performance, identifying errors etc.)
• Strong math/analytical background and expertise with respect to above mentioned skills
• Ability to work independently and within a team on challenging technical problems across multiple teams.

Physical Demands
• Working indoors in office sitting with long periods of sitting at a desk
• Occasionally carrying test equipment

Work Environment

• Office environment

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