Full-Time

RF Engineer

Updated on 5/9/2024

Shift5

Shift5

51-200 employees

Observability platform for onboard operational technology

Data & Analytics
Aerospace

Mid

Arlington, VA, USA

Required Skills
Python
Linux/Unix
Requirements
  • Active US Government TS clearance
  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or similar field
  • 2+ years of professional experience in designing, building, and testing wireless communication systems
  • 2+ years of professional experience in antenna selection/testing
  • 2+ years of professional experience in RF component selection/testing
  • Strong understanding of wireless signal propagation
  • Strong understanding of signal modulation/demodulation concepts
  • Understanding of the physical (PHY) layer of modern wireless protocols
  • Understanding of spread-spectrum technologies
  • General (non-RF) hardware design, selection, and testing
  • Writing C++ and Python code in a Linux development environment
  • Experience working with embedded Linux systems
  • Experience interacting with SDRs from both a hardware and software perspective
  • Using Ettus USRP SDRs
  • Using GNU Radio or other software DSP frameworks
Responsibilities
  • Travel to customer sites on average 15-20% of the time
  • Evaluate wireless technologies on existing OT platforms from a hardware/RF perspective
  • Break down project functional requirements into technical design requirements
  • Work with software engineers, hardware engineers, reverse engineers, and vulnerability researchers
  • Design active and passive wireless systems
  • Write software for wireless systems utilizing SDRs
  • Design wireless modems, calculate link budgets, perform BER/PER testing
  • Antenna design, selection, and testing
  • RF component selection
  • Have a background in DSP concepts
  • Use test equipment such as signal generators, spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, VNAs
  • Communicate technical findings and concepts to stakeholders and customers

Shift5 offers an observability platform for onboard operational technology (OT), providing real-time data access and actionable analytics for aerospace, rail, and defense. The platform enables complete onboard data access and observability, supporting smarter, faster decisions and ensuring the security, availability, safety, resilience, and reliability of fleets and next-gen assets.

Company Stage

Series B

Total Funding

$105.5M

Headquarters

Arlington, Virginia

Founded

2019

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

8%

1 year growth

19%

2 year growth

38%