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Antenna Engineer

3+ months agoLos Angeles, CA

Spectacles 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 — 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 an Antenna Engineer to join the Snap Lab team!

What you’ll do:

  • Optimize the radiation performance of wireless portable devices that lead to exciting launches of hardware at Snap

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

  • Design antenna systems and conduct radiation performance measurements

  • Develop test plans, execute antenna measurements, and generate validation reports

  • Provide RF level feedback to mechanical and electrical/RF engineers to optimize the antenna performance in products

  • Prototype antenna strategies for new product concepts

  • Author clear and comprehensive documentation

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Understanding of PCB design and associated RF level constraints

  • Ability to impedance match antenna systems and solder small components such as 0201s and 01005s.

  • Strong deductive reasoning, working knowledge of radiation performance, and theoretical background of wave propagation

  • Phenomenal interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate across groups

  • Excellent process development and documentation skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS degree in related field such as electrical engineering or equivalent years of experience

  • 7+ years of experience in RF or electrical engineering

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in radio frequency engineering, electrical engineering, or related field

  • Experience design antennas for different wireless communication systems such as GSM/GPRS/EDGE/WCDMA/LTE, 802.11, Bluetooth, GPS, etc. including the corresponding system level specifications (e.g. ETSI 51.010, 51.05…) to instantly contribute to designs

  • Experience with regulatory processes for wireless consumer devices, including FCC, PTCRB, CTIA, ETSI, TIA/EIA, etc

  • Experience using simulation tools such as XFDTD, CST and HFSS

  • 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

Our 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!

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