Senior Communications Systems Engineer

Impinj Inc - Seattle, Washington

POSITION TITLE: Senior Communications Systems Engineer (multiple openings)


  • Design and deliver new features and product designs for Impinj’s next generation RFID products for use in medical, retail, and inventory management.
  • Collaborate closely with product management and digital, firmware, RF, software, and test engineers through all phases of product development to deliver new features and products
  • Evaluate customer uses cases and contribute to innovative RAIN RFID solutions
  • Define product specifications and allocate block-level requirements for RF, analog, digital, firmware, and software designs
  • Analyze, model, and simulate system performance
  • Characterize system performance in the laboratory

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Optical Engineering, or a related field or the foreign degree equivalent and three years of graduate level coursework, graduate-level projects (including projects supporting a Master’s thesis or Ph.D. dissertation), or work experience utilizing communications theory principles and digital signal processing principles. Two years of experience with system engineering for wireless communication products.

This must include two years of experience in the following:

  • Communication theory, link analysis and wireless channel modeling, including six months with RFID or Radar
  • Developing and implementing DSP algorithms targeted to FPGA and/or IC based architectures
  • C/C++, MATLAB and/or Python
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting communication components such as modems, antennas, firmware, and software, including six months of experience developing wireless communication systems
  • VHDL and/or Verilog design and simulation experience

Must also have experience with filing at least one patent, including experience with the IP disclosure process and offensive patent reviews.

Part-time equivalent experience is acceptable. Qualifying experience may be gained during graduate-level studies. Experience may be gained concurrently.

Posted On: Tuesday, October 8, 2019

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