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RF Hardware Engineer



Other Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

Snap Inc is a technology company. We believe the camera presents the greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Snap contributes to human progress by empowering people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. The Company’s three core products are Snapchat, a visual messaging app that enhances your relationships with friends, family, and the world; Lens Studio, an augmented reality platform that powers AR across Snapchat and other services; and its AR glasses, Spectacles.

Snap Lab is home to our hardware products with a world-class research & development team. We are focused on pushing the boundaries of what a camera can be, specifically overlaying computing on the real world. Next Generation Spectacles are our first pair of glasses that bring augmented reality to life.

We're looking for a RF Hardware Engineer to join the Snap Lab team!

What you’ll do:

  • Design RF and electrical circuits and systems that contribute to exciting launches of hardware here at Snap Lab.

  • Collaborate closely with internal and external teams such as mechanical, software, industrial design teams, and suppliers

  • Create schematics for RF related circuits and systems that include high speed design, RF front end related components, power supplies, etc.

  • Perform, supervise, and review layout for PCB, flex, and rigid-flex designs

  • Develop test plans, perform RF validation and generate validation reports

  • Debug hardware issues, including baseband and RF circuits.

  • Design electrical and wireless prototypes for new product concepts

  • Author clear and comprehensive documentation

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong RF engineering fundamentals

  • Experience with hardware level board design including schematic capture and CAD layout

  • Ability to develop and execute test plans to validate circuits, components, and electrical systems

  • Demonstrated ability to use common RF and electrical test equipment such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, and power supplies

  • Familiarity with tools like Cadence Allegro, OrCAD Capture, Advanced Design Systems, and/or Matlab

  • Understanding of RF behavior and fundamentals including impedance matching, noise figure, mixing, linearity, and smith charts.

  • Knowledge of wireless communication standards including WiFi, BT, BLE, GPS, 4G LTE, 5G, etc

  • Knowledge of layout strategies for desense and EMI minimization, signal integrity, and isolation

  • Experience designing systems that include high-speed digital interfaces such as MIPI CSI / DSI, PCIe, SDIO / eMMC, UFS, etc.

  • Thorough understanding of RF PCB design, associated constraints, impedance matching, and/or filter tuning

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant technical field such as electrical engineering or equivalent years of experience

  • Demonstrated experience designing RF/electrical circuits and systems, RF system analysis, component and chipset selection

  • 3+ years relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in RF/Electrical engineering or related field

  • Ability to solder small discrete components such as 0402s, 0201s and 01005s

"Default Together" Policy at Snap: At Snap Inc. we believe that being together in person helps us build our culture faster, reinforce our values, and serve our community, customers and partners better through dynamic collaboration. To reflect this, we practice a “default together” approach and expect our team members to work in an office 4+ days per week.

At Snap, we believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices working together will enable us to create innovative products that improve the way people live and communicate. Snap is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. EOE, including disability/vets. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please don’t be shy and contact us at

Our Benefits: Snap Inc. is its own community, so we’ve got your back! We do our best to make sure you and your loved ones have everything you need to be happy and healthy, on your own terms. Our benefits are built around your needs and include paid parental leave, comprehensive medical coverage, emotional and mental health support programs, and compensation packages that let you share in Snap’s long-term success!


In the United States, work locations are assigned a pay zone which determines the salary range for the position. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These pay zones may be modified in the future.

Zone A (CA, WA, NYC):

The base salary range for this position is $138,000-$207,000 annually.

Zone B:

The base salary range for this position is $131,000-$197,000 annually.

Zone C:

The base salary range for this position is $117,000-$176,000 annually.

This position is eligible for equity in the form of RSUs.