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Senior Digital Systems Engineer
Kirkland, WA

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It's not often you get the chance to change industries by bringing truly breakthrough technology to market - technology that not only disrupts existing markets but enables vast new ones. It's hard and challenging work, but it's also exciting, energizing, satisfying, and rewarding!


Echodyne's Metamaterials Electronically Scanning Array (MESA) is changing the way people think about commercial radar. Built on decades of research, Echodyne brings high-performance radar to commercial markets and applications constrained by Cost, Size, Weight or Power.

Drones, autonomous cars and trucks, heavy machines, even flying cars. To operate safely, these machines need sensors that work flawlessly across all environmental conditions. Echodyne has applied the physics of metamaterials to create a new category of sensor that provides the critical high-resolution, ground-truth data autonomous machines and vehicles need to operate safely at any time and in any weather. Core to these solutions are embedded digital systems utilizing real-time controls, network/chip-to-chip high speed interfaces, and digital signal processing engines.

The successful candidate will demonstrate senior level experience in and detailed decomposition and design of embedded digital systems for FPGA, especially timing and control and high-rate signal processing. Candidates must also have knowledge of MATLAB for DSP using the related tool boxes, and expertise creating building bit-accurate models. Exceptional candidates will present a deep understanding of algorithms and techniques from Detection & Estimation Theory, Random Processes Analysis. Experience owning the above in the areas of radar or ultrasound is highly desirable.

Echodyne is an equal opportunity employer. We want to build a team with a diverse mix of people whose common denominator is talent. We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status or disability. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please do not hesitate to let us know.


* Perform system engineering tasks associated with analysis, design, and development of requirements and architectures for DSP algorithms, Real Time Controls, and Network Interfaces targeting FPGAs/ASICs.
* Use Model Based System Engineering practices to develop MatLab / Simulink models virtualizing system performance and serve as system verification and validation test cases.
* Work alongside FPGA engineers as models are implemented and directly participate in lab and benchtop testing, troubleshooting, and verification.
* Conduct scoping and trade studies of architecture, subsystem, and component choices reflecting Hardware / Firmware / and Software.
* Collaborate with team members across engineering disciplines including FPGA/ASIC, embedded software, digital electronics, and RF hardware.
* Mentor implementation teams on latest technologies, practices, methodologies, etc. for DSP algorithms.
* Hands-on system performance verification and validation.


* Strong background in signal processing theory and algorithm development using MatLab and/or Simulink implemented in shipped product.
* Practical experience creating signal processing solutions for embedded platforms, fixed and floating point.
* Understanding of latest high-speed chip-to-chip and network interface technologies.
* Ability to advise Executive Leadership, Radar Algorithm / Sciences, and Design Engineers on architectures, constraints, and feasibilities of product realization for a cost effective; low size, weight, and power (SWaP) system.
* Competent C/C++/C#/Python programming and software engineering skills.


* Digital design using FPGAs/ASICs with VHDL, Verilog, SystemVerilog, etc.
* Network / Chip-to-Chip High Speed interface definition, implementation, and verification.
* RF signal processing techniques used to feed machine learning.


* Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Computer Engineering, or pertinent specialization plus a minimum of 10 years related digital design work experience; or a Master's degree plus 8 years of related digital design work experience.

Echodyne's technology is export controlled by the U.S. Government and we must evaluate an applicant's eligibility to handle export-controlled information or obtain required Government authorizations. Therefore, we will ask you as part of the application process to identify whether you are a U.S. Citizen or green card holder, or have asylum/refugee status in the U.S.

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