Communications Systems Engineering

Impinj   •  

Seattle, WA

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


Less than 5 years

Posted 37 days ago

It’s an exciting time to be at Impinj. We have connected over 25 billion items to the digital world allowing businesses to analyze and use data about those items to improve efficiencies, increase sales, and delight customers. Join Impinj and help us realize our vision to deliver digital life to everyday items such as retail apparel, medical supplies, luggage, automobile parts and more, extending the reach of the Internet by a factor of 1,000.

Our Platform Systems Engineering team is looking for multiple Communications Systems Engineers at all levels to develop of our next generation of RAIN RFID products. Join the Impinj team that is connecting billions of items in the physical world to the Internet, thereby enabling the true Internet-of-Things.

The Communications Systems Engineer will:

  • Join one of Impinj’s multi-disciplined product development teams developing Impinj’s next-generation RAIN RFID products
  • 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


  • BSEE with minimum 2 years’ experience
  • Solid understanding of communications theory and digital signal processing
  • Strong programming background in MATLAB, Python, or C/C++
  • Experience developing wireless communications systems, including radio design or digital modem development
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Advanced degree in electrical engineering (MSEE or PhD in Electrical Engineering) with graduate coursework in random processes, detection and estimation theory, coding theory, or information theory
  • Experience with RF systems design; developing link budgets and gain, noise figure, and linearity budgets
  • Experience with Verilog or VHDL developing ASIC or FPGA-based digital products
  • Experience using test equipment, including oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, power meters, spectrum analyzers, and vector network analyzers

Impinj is a fantastic place to work. We're small enough to know everyone, but big enough to have room to grow. We have open Q&A with our executive team weekly. We work in beautiful new offices in South Lake Union. We take time to celebrate our accomplishments, and value collaboration and teamwork highly. We have open-ended time off policies and respect the need for good work/life balance. And when we are working, we are surrounded by really, really smart colleagues working passionately on everything from silicon chip design to Ember.js web interfaces. We're on a mission to change the world with technology. Come join us!