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Senior Staff Analog Design Engineer (Reader IC)

Company: Impinj, Inc.
Location: Seattle
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Join Impinj and help us realize our vision of boundless IoT-trillions of things connected to the Internet. We're inventing ways to bring all things online-including apparel, automobile parts, medical supplies, and luggage. With over 50 billion things connected to date, our platform has been used around the world. Together with our partners and customers, we solve for a better understanding of our world and how things move through it. If it's a thing, we're working to connect it.Team Overview:It's an exciting time to be at Impinj. We work at the intersection of Big Data and the Internet of Things (IOT) to identify, locate, and authenticate billions of items, and our Item Intelligence platform comprises the most comprehensive and widely adopted RAIN RFID product portfolio in the world. Our spectacular growth has us on the lookout for a Senior Staff Analog Design Engineer (Reader IC), ready to bring their skills to our fast-paced environment and fuel upcoming growth and innovation. RAIN RFID reader systems have the capability to identify and locate tagged items at long range and operate in various 900 MHz bands worldwide (for example, the 902-928 MHz ISM band in the U.S.). The systems must transmit a high-power carrier of up to 6.5W while simultaneously demodulating the tiny signal reflected from a distant tag, presenting a technology challenge similar to high performance radar systems. Impinj gateways use a reader engine paired with a phased antenna array to enable systems to locate both stationary and moving items. You will be on a team development next generation of our EX10 reader chip product line. The team works in concert with the firmware and systems teams to optimize and characterize new designs and undertake R and D for future, sophisticated reader IC, systems, and algorithms.What you will do:* Work with team to specify and architect advance RFID reader IC's* Implement in low-power and low-voltage RF and Analog circuits using advanced deep-submicron CMOS technologies.* Perform design verification and production support tasks.* Work closely with digital and software developers to develop an implementation that meets system requirements.What you will bring:* Ability to comprehend RF transceiver system level requirements and translate into circuit level specifications. Excellent problem solving and analytical skills are essential.* Hands-on experience in designing various RF/Analog integrated circuits, such as LNA, Mixer, RF VGAs, PA, VCO, PLL, Regulators, ADC/DAC, etc., in deep sub-micron CMOS technologies.* Thorough understand of the fundamentals of phase noise generation and mitigation.* Strong knowledge on IC design CAD tools such as Spectre, Specter, EMX.* A thorough understanding of physical layout requirement.* Lab testing skills to evaluate the prototype units to the design specification. Software skill for controlling lab equipment to create controlled, accurate. repeatable, and presentable characterization results.* Motivated to carry out a wide variety of tasks with clear communication and presentation skills in a dynamic team environment.* MSEE + 5 years or equivalent experience.Compensation and Benefits:The benefits listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Impinj and the country where you work.The typical base pay range for this role across the US is $133,000 - $173,000. Individual base pay depends on various factors such as complexity and responsibility of role, job duties, requirements, and relevant experience and skills. Both market wage data and the mid-point of the pay range is reviewed and used as the starting point for all new hire offers. Offers are made within the base pay range applicable at the time.At Impinj certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, including merit increases, annual bonus and stock. These awards are allocated based on individual performance. In addition, certain roles also have the opportunity to earn sales incentives based on revenue or utilization, depending on the terms of the plan and the employee's role. US based employees have access to healthcare benefits; a 401(k) plan and company match among others.For a more comprehensive list of US employment benefits, click here.Why work at Impinj:Know you're making a difference. Competitive benefits. Support for remote work or a desk with a view. Weekly Q&A sessions with our executive team. Impinj provides an environment that fosters openness and innovation and is developing technology that delivers a positive impact on the world. Collaboration and teamwork are highly valued, and accomplishments are duly celebrated. We have an open paid time-off policy paired with a respect for work/life balance. Our headquarters is located in Seattle with spectacular views of the Olympics, Lake Union, and Mt Baker, which can be enjoyed from our rooftop deck. Our Brazilian site is in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul state, at "Tecnopuc," a technology park that offers a very nice workplace for the development of groundbreaking technologies. Impinj is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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