RF Design Engineer

Tysons Corner, VA
Mar 20, 2017
Mar 21, 2017
Full Time
POSITION OVERVIEWA rapidly expanding, entrepreneurial technology company, Alarm.com, is seeking an ambitious, talented, mid-level RF Design Engineer. Very few small companies innovate and develop across such a broad range of technologies as Alarm.com.The Device Engineer position is ideal for candidates who want to work with technologies such as cellular networks (CDMA, GSM, 3G, LTE) and mesh/star sub-Ghz networks. Opportunities include both the design of cutting edge antennas across a range of platforms and enclosures and testing/tuning of existing hardware for optimizing performance in challenging environments.RESPONSIBILITIESDevelop and design antennas for life safety systems and components in a challenging global marketWork closely with electronic design engineer on hardware design to optimize RF performance of the overall system designResearch and identify the cause of RF deficiencies in both Alarm.com and partner products to initiate corrective actions and effectively resolve them in a timely fashionDesign antennas to work in constrained and low power environments and in challenging enclosures/environments to meet specifications, schedule, and efficient operationCollaborate with and present/teach technical information to hardware, software, research, manufacturing, marketing, compliance, and quality group members within and outside of project teamOperate independently but working with the senior management to understand and be fully aligned with company goals and strategiesBuild and augment existing RF systems and test equipment to optimize and reduce manual testing time.Help to build and maintain the Alarm.com RF standard and perform ongoing improvements and testing of products to this standard.Responsible for both certification pre-testing and working with certification labs for FCC, CE, and IC certification.CANDIDATE PROFILEBachelor of Science degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or a similar technical discipline; or, equivalent demonstrable experience is required Master of Science degree preferred5+ years of RF engineering experience including antenna design and evaluation; development of a variety of consumer electronic products while taking increasing responsibility for analysis, design, implementation, and deployment tasksHighly skilled in RF R&D designKnowledgeable and forward-thinking regarding technologies and developments in RF design and testing with short and long-range wireless communicationRigorous attention to detail with focus on robustness, scalability, and quality of productsLeadership experience with the ability to motivate others and build consensusOrganized with strong communication skills and a customer service mentalityAbility to work on multiple projects simultaneously in a small, fast-paced environmentBONUS POINTS FOR:Previous experience in working with cellular and local area radios (Zwave, etc) , home automation protocols, and testing equipment automationPrevious experience working with FCC/CE/IC certification labs or pre-testingPrevious work experience in RF Planning & Optimization for GSM, UMTS, and LTEWHY WORK FOR ALARM.COM?Collaborate with outstanding people: We hire only the best. Our quality standards are high and our employees enjoy working alongside other high achievers.Make an immediate impact: New employees can expect to be given responsibility for bringing new technologies to the marketplace within weeks. You are empowered to perform as soon as you join the Alarm.com team!Gain well rounded experience: Alarm.com offers a diverse and dynamic environment where you will get the chance to work directly with executives and gain a broad knowledge base across multiple areas of the business.Work with latest technologies: As we continue to lead the industry, we require expertise across a broad spectrum of technologies including short and long-range wireless communication, video surveillance, lighting and HVAC automation, web development, and backend application development and hosting.Focus on fun: Alarm.com places high value on our team culture. We even have a committee dedicated to hosting a stand-out holiday party, happy hours, and an annual corporate retreat.COMPANY INFORMATIONAlarm.com is the leading cloud-based platform for the smart home. Millions of home and business owners depend on our technology every day to make their properties safer, smarter and more efficient. We make the Smart Home broadly accessible by enabling easy automation and control across a range of connected devices through our single, intuitive user interface. Alarm.com earned the Top Workplace (TM) award for its employee culture and the meaningful work we do every day to develop and bring to market new technology that will make millions of people safer and help them use energy more efficiently. We're seeking those who are passionate about creating change through technology and who want to make a lasting impact on the world around them. Our solutions are exclusively distributed through a network of authorized service providers. For more information, please visit www.alarm.com.COMPANY BENEFITSAlarm.com offers competitive pay and a generous benefits package starting on day one of employment including 100% paid medical for employees, a health savings account option with company contribution, waiver allowance, 401(k) with employer match, paid holidays, paid time off starting at 4 weeks and increasing with tenure and paid maternity/paternity leave. We offer a casual dress work environment, annual company retreat, grocery delivery and in suite bike racks and showers.Alarm.com is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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