• Location
    • Boston
  • Date Posted
  • Sep. 13, 2021
  • Function
  • Engineering Hardware
  • Sector
  • Entertainment

At Sonos we want to create the ultimate listening experience for our customers and know that it starts by listening to each other. As part of the Sonos team, you’ll collaborate with people of all styles, skill sets, and backgrounds to realize our vision while fostering a community where everyone feels included and empowered to do to the best work of their lives.

As an Antenna Engineer (or Senior Eng.), you will be part of the team building the next generation of the Sonos in-home WiFi audio solutions.  You will work with some of the most innovative minds in the business across multiple disciplines of software, hardware, acoustics and WiFi technologies, to help deliver on our promise to create the ultimate home music experience.

What You’ll Do

  • Design, implement and validate antenna solutions throughout a product design cycle:
  • Design and simulate dual-band WiFi antennas using full-wave simulation software, such as CST and HFSS.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to deliver antenna systems/solutions which meet a challenging Product Function Spec.
  • Build/prototype antennas and measure their performance in a 3D anechoic chamber.
  • Support antenna manufacturing efforts to ensure high-quality implementation of antenna systems.
  • Support EMI troubleshooting and regulatory certifications.
  • Deliver high level technical presentations to a broad professional audience.

What You’ll Need

Basic Qualifications:

  • Antenna Eng./ Senior Antenna Eng. MSEE in electrical engineering with 2+/5+ years of experience respectively in antenna design or a PhD degree with strong theoretical background in antennas.
  • Proficiency with electromagnetic simulation tools such as CST and HFSS as well as other tools like Matlab for data processing.
  • In-depth knowledge of different antenna technologies and materials.
  • Good insight in developing antennas with focus on cost and performance trade-offs.
  • Strong RF/HW board and system level troubleshooting skills including antenna and RF network matching.
  • Experience with RF lab equipment, such as 3D anechoic chamber, VNA, and SA, for antenna and RF sub-system characterization.
  • Proven ability to use RF knowledge to optimize layouts, antenna matching, power supply and critical node filtering.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Uncompromising team work ethic.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of radio standards (such as 802.11a/b/g/n/11ac, BT/BLE, or 3GPP).
  • Understanding the trade-offs of RF system design.
  • Some knowledge of RF sub-systems such as LNA, PA, etc.
  • Familiarity with regulatory standards (FCC/IC/ETSI etc).