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Radio Frequency Engineer

Nikola Labs is on a quest to create the future and build the world’s leading wireless power company. As a Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer, you will be part of a team applying Nikola’s RF-to-DC wireless power technology to solve real-world problems. Through collaboration with both team members and customers, your work will help improve a wide range of consumer and industrial products by incorporating wireless power capability. If you are up to the challenge and want to create the future free from wires and battery maintenance, we look forward to seeing your application.

RESPONSIBILITIES

RF Engineer will report to the VP of Engineering and work closely with engineers and technicians on customer-focused projects and internal developments. Job responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Designing and testing advanced wireless power solutions for IoT and other applications
  • Design definition, documentation, schematic capture, BOM, and layout of low cost designs, working under tight schedules
  • Designing antennas and microwave circuits including combiners, filters, matching networks and transmission lines
  • Tuning and measuring antennas and microwave circuits and systems
  • Characterizing various materials for novel RF designs
  • Optimizing current microwave designs/systems for better performance and cost reduction

QUALIFICATIONS

RF Engineer at Nikola Labs should have the following qualifications:

  • MS Electrical Engineering with emphasis on antennas and RF circuits
  • 5+ years of experience in the RF field – design, testing and production
  • Complete knowledge of working with ANSYS HFSS and Keysight ADS
  • Experience using Altium to create PCB layouts for circuits and antennas
  • Experience designing high-volume commercial Wi-Fi & Bluetooth solutions, RF oscillators and amplifiers, and antennas is a plus
  • Experience using standard lab equipment such as oscilloscopes, DMMs, VNAs, spectrum analyzers, and signal generators
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proven teamwork skills. Prior experience in startup environment a plus
  • Fluency in English; other languages are a plus
  • Ability to work in US

CULTURE

Nikola Labs is a rapidly growing start-up with big ambition. We think and act nimbly and believe in open communication from every team member, where feedback to improve technology and company operations is both encouraged and rewarded. We have an informal work environment that favors results over bureaucracy.

NIKOLA LABS

Nikola Labs is a wireless power company with an advantaged far-field technology that converts radio frequency (RF) energy into direct current (DC) power. We are a devoted and capable team that includes world-renowned electrical engineers and distinguished business leaders united by a common goal – advancing wireless power into the marketplace. We are located at The Point at Otterbein University, a maker-space and incubator for technology start-ups and home to the school’s engineering program,

TIME SPLIT

Hardware Design 40%
Testing 25%
Troubleshooting 15%
Reporting 10%
Meetings/Admin 10%