Introduction:

EMTensor is looking for a candidate for the position of Senior Systems Architect, with experience in tomographer design and medical device/capital equipment systems deployment in pursuit of FDA/CE mark marketing approval. Experience with Tx/DAC and Rx/ADC in the microwave region of the spectrum (1-10 GHz or wider), RF power and phase measurement (S parameters) and switching resource management in pursuit of relative permittivity mapping image reconstruction of the internals of humans (e.g. brain) is desired. The qualified candidate will be a highly collaborative, strategic, technical, servant leader with the proven ability to influence the development of real time RF tomography, signal/spatial/electrical characteristics reconstruction, interference detection and mitigation, relative permittivity volume measurement, digital cellular and IP network related communications systems, and overall medical device (type II) knowledge to benefit our customers. This position is both internally and customer facing. Internally, the qualified candidate will guide strategic R&D initiatives, inform regarding relevant technology trends, assist the business areas from both a product and project emphasis with strategic planning, ensure that internal investments are aligned to the business case, advise and lead various systems architecture activities, build teamwork and collaboration, coach and mentor other team members. On the customer facing side, the candidate will earn relationships with key customers, understand and articulate their needs, co-design effective system solutions, provide win/win technical proposals and ensure their success with our solutions.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Setting architectural vision and customer-driven objectives on adoption of next generation RF tomographers
  • RF systems and software specification/partitioning (embedded, UX and Cloud GPU clusters with 100s nodes) and costing of materials, labor and time required for each project
  • Performing requirements flow-down/decomposition to subsystem/system requirements in a requirements management system, e.g. DOORS and reviewing operational analysis and test plans to assure integrated performance meets specification – approving designs and budgets and delegating tasking.
  • Maintaining Verification Cross Reference Matrices (VCRMs) for product and programs in a requirements management system, e.g. DOORS
  • Driving vehicle integration projects converting portable/mobile systems from hospital to ambulance environments, subsequently home and public space deployment.
  • Resolving EMI/EMC issues at the overall system level as well as down to module, PCB and component level, to include RFIC SOC implementations
  • FDA Clinical study support including execution of clinical trials, the hospital and pre-hospital environments, especially experience/analysis associated with CRO collaboration
  • Participating with standards bodies and authorities such as FDA and CE mark notified bodies to ensure proposed standards affecting EMTensor are technically sound and aligned with the company’s interests
  • Partnering with customers, business development partners, and the executive management team on questions about our systems capabilities
  • Winning customer confidence through integrity, thought leadership, technical communication, problem solving, capability demonstrations and requirements negotiations
  • Writing internal and external facing documents about EMTensor systems technology
  • Facilitating collaboration with the reconstruction, hardware and software teams and other (contract) engineering functions on systems issues
  • Maintaining a high level of awareness of competitive developments, technology trends, and of complimentary third party technologies
  • Maintaining an awareness of the development of alternatives to and competitors for RF Tomography and their roadmaps as a means of guiding the EMTensor roadmap
  • Team leadership, growth and development

Qualifications:

  • Medical imaging system design experience, including DICOM format and workflow under RIS/PACS, especially in refinement of man machine interface (physical & software, covering the patient and clinician experience)
  • Ability to learn/innovate through curiosity in the field of systems for software defined radio (SDR) links
  • Digital signal processing algorithms (constant false alarm rate, detection probability maximization) using C++/Python and FPGA firmware technology knowledge
  • Ability to plan/perform RF link budget analyses, cascade analyses, functional decomposition, studies/trade-offs in support of subsystem specification and hardware, firmware and software design recommendations
  • Comfort working closely with senior engineers and mentoring junior technical contributors on simultaneous top-down/bottom-up design and configuration for RF/microwave communication/monitoring systems
  • Ability to lead technical discussions for new features, drive consensus, and capture the results in writing in the form of designs, models, requirements and roadmap presentations
  • Experience in architecting or designing and testing systems/fixtures in a multi-disciplinary environment including developing and writing software for test and integration
  • Experience developing system test plans, participating in system level testing and fault diagnostics
  • RF/Microwave electronics/measurements experience and use of RF Test and Measurement Equipment such as Spectrum Analyzers, Network Analyzers, signal generators, Logic Analyzers, and ideally signal/channel generator/analyzers for narrow and wide bandwidths of operation
  • Experience managing the delivery of the project; ensuring that the solution is delivered on schedule, within budget, and with the quality required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills on technical matters in support of business development

Preferences:

  • Experience in antenna architecture for different RF communications/Tomography and data delivery methods, as well as transmission through highly lossy materials, ideally using electromagnetic prediction/reconstruction tools such as FEM, FDTD,
  • Experience in the use of AI for insight from ideally medical image applications, to include coloring/grayscale.
  • Experience with materials selection and electrical parameter measurement leading to design of material recipes against electrical parameter specifications
  • Experienced user of the CQM Concept Engineering process to capture market priorities
  • Understanding of product commercialization in healthcare
  • Experience with C/C++/C#, SystemC, bash, PERL, LabView/Windows, .NET, PERL, Python programming
  • Knowledge of database design and configuration such as PostGres, Microsoft SQL
  • Experience with automating, and scripting deployments in virtualized environments (VMware and KVM), cloud (AWS, Openstack, Azure, Google), and physical servers
  • Understanding of message queues like Zero/RabbitMQ/MPI
  • Familiar with Windows and LINUX operating systems
  • Experience of Matlab/Simulink (DSP-Builder/equivalent) for development of Embedded C++/FPGA modules
  • Ability to synthesize waveforms in HW – Arbitrary Waveform and channel model creation in VSG
  • Knowledge of digital, RF, mechanical and software disciplines
  • Familiarity with Networking, TCP/IP, UDP, SIP/RTP, DNS, DHCP, cloud technologies
  • Knowledge of network diagnostics tools such as Wireshark and tcpdump
  • Experience with verification methodologies and coverage tools
  • Experience with JTAG, digital/analog functional and RF parametric test development
  • Experience in developing test structures using System Verilog/Universal Verification Methodology (UVM)
  • Ability to work closely with commercial/government customers/users during design and testing phases
  • Ability to travel Worldwide to customer locations to provide system installation, training and act as point of contact for ongoing technical issues
  • Familiar with configuration management tools (ansible, puppet, etc.)
  • Experience in an Agile/Scrum environment

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in electrical engineering, computer science, systems engineering, or closely related field (must be from accredited college or university); MSCS/MSEE would be a decided plus; minimum 10 years related experience.

Language Skills: Ability to read/analyze/interpret business periodicals/professional journals/technical procedures/(government) regulations. Ability to write technical specifications/reports/business correspondence/procedures/manuals.

Interpersonal Skills: The ability to actively pursue technical solutions by consensus between different technical groups. The ability to run productive meetings on technical topics is also required.

Presentation Skills: Demonstrated ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of developers, managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written/oral/diagram/schedule form.

Computer Skills: Experience modeling layer 1 and higher system components.
EMTensor is an Equal Opportunity Employer