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Snap Inc. RF Engineer in Boulder, Colorado

Spectacles (https://www.spectacles.com/) are Snap's hand-free camera that take in both photo and video content that is shareable on, and off, Snapchat. With hardware and augmented reality working in tandem, Spectacles make it easy to make memories from your perspective, and relive them later.

Snap Lab is home to Spectacles (https://www.spectacles.com/) — a camera inspired by the human eye, powered by your imagination — and a world-class research & development team that is paving the way for the future of the camera. Snap Lab builds creative technology that helps overlay computing on the world around us.

We're looking for a RF Engineer to join the Snap Lab team!

What you’ll do:

  • Design RF and electrical circuits and systems that lead to exciting hardware launches

  • Collaborate closely with mechanical, software, and industrial design teams

  • Supervise and review layout for PCB, Flex, and rigid Flex designs

  • Develop test plans, perform RF validation and generate validation reports

  • Debug hardware issues, including baseband and RF circuits.

  • Design electrical and wireless prototypes for new product concepts

  • Author clear and comprehensive documentation

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to develop test and characterization systems to validate circuits, components, and electrical systems

  • Demonstrated ability to use common RF and electrical test equipment such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, and power supplies

  • Familiarity with tools like Cadence Allegro, OrCAD Capture, Advanced Design Systems, and/or Matlab

  • Knowledge of wireless communication standards including WiFi, BT, BLE, GPS, 4G LTE, 5G, etc

  • Knowledge of layout strategies for desense and EMI minimization, signal integrity, and isolation

  • Ability to impedance match RF components and solder small components such as 0201s and 01005s

  • Thorough understanding of PCB design and associated constraints

  • Understanding of RF behavior and fundamentals including impedance matching, noise figure, mixing, linearity, and smith charts

  • Great interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate across groups

  • Excellent process development and documentation skills

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, digital communications, physics or related field or equivalent years of experience

  • 3+ years of experience in RF or electrical engineering

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in a related technical field

  • Experience with the design and simulation of RF circuits and systems

  • Experience in RF design, cascaded RF system analysis, and component selection

  • Experience with hardware level board design including schematic capture and CAD layout

  • Experience designing systems that include high-speed digital interfaces such as MIPI CSI / DSI, PCIe, SDIO / eMMC, UFS, etc

  • Experience supporting factory builds

  • A passion for Snapchat and creativity!

At Snap, we believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices working together will enable us to create innovative products that improve the way people live and communicate. Snap is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. EOE, including disability/vets. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please don’t be shy and contact us at accommodations-ext@snap.com.

Our Benefits (https://careers.snap.com/benefits) : Snap Inc. is its own community, so we’ve got your back! We do our best to make sure you and your loved ones have everything you need to be happy and healthy, on your own terms. Our benefits are built around your needs and include paid maternity & paternity leave, comprehensive medical coverage, emotional and mental health support programs, and compensation packages that let you share in Snap’s long-term success!

About Us

Snap Inc. is a camera company. We believe that reinventing the camera represents our greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Our products empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together.

At Snap, we believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices working together will enable us to create innovative products that improve the way people live and communicate. Snap is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. EOE, including disability/vets.

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please don’t be shy and contact us at accommodations-ext@snap.com .

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