RF Systems Integration Engineering Intern

Pivotal Commware

Pivotal Commware

Bothell, WA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2024
RF Systems Integration Engineering Intern
Pivotal Commware develops 5G communications platforms, systems and applications based on Holographic Beam Forming®, a patented breakthrough in electromagnetic physics. HBFs allow Pivotal to create software-defined antennas that can harness, shape and direct radio waves with order-of magnitude advantages over legacy beamforming systems in cost, size, weight, and power consumption (C-SWaP). HBFs enable mobile network operators to maximize capacity, coverage and throughput on demand and is recognized as an essential element in the 5G ecosystem. 5G leadership is pivotal to the US economy, and 5G is Pivotal. As an RF Systems Integration Engineer intern, you will help in the improvement of the unified RF hardware verification and software integration toolchain. The ideal candidate works well with cross-functional engineering teams to deliver and utilize automated device control and measurement systems for control and validation of terrestrial holographic beamforming antenna systems. This position supports the RF, Hardware, Software, Mechanical, and Test development teams to design optimal tools and strategies to ensure timely, accurate, and clear analysis of intricate mmWave antenna system datasets. This position reports to the RF Test Engineering Manager.


  • Work with a team of RF, software, mechanical, and systems engineers to verify and validate broadband terrestrial communication performance
  • Co-develop intermediate and prototype technologies to accelerate integration and deployment
  • Utilize test plans, strategies and templates for system and block level tests, to test integrated 5GNR communications solutions for both performance and function
  • Work with senior engineers to plan and develop instrument and system automation tools and scripts using common scripting languages such as Python
  • Develop and extend the test automation infrastructure
  • Execute functional, system, regression, and performance testing, in a laboratory and field environment
  • Prepare reports documenting test results and communicate issues effectively with developers and management
  • Collaborate with other functional groups to plan, develop, and implement diagnostic toolsets for RF/HW/ME measurement and analysis systems
  • Perform integration, system, and acceptance testing of test software and hardware test beds

Required Qualifications

  • Pursuit of a software/hardware development focused Masters or Bachelor's degree in EE, CSE, or equivalent
  • Strong communications skills and ability to work seamlessly across fast-paced engineering teams
  • Experienced in Python, JavaScript, or similar

Desired Qualifications

  • Understands the fundamentals of object-oriented programming, algorithm design, design pattern selection, and complexity analysis
  • Experience with control of devices, such as, Arduinos, Spectrum Analyzers, Signal Generator, Vector Network Analyzers, Oscilloscopes, Power meters or similar
  • Experience working with automated frameworks and development of automated hardware systems
  • Familiarity with the following systems & tools highly preferred: Git, Bitbucket, Jira or similar and standard communication protocols (SPI, UART, I2C, Bluetooth, etc.)
  • Experienced in Linux