Current Job Openings

Machine Learning Engineer (PhD or equivalent experience PREFERRED)

The machine learning engineer is responsible for implementing and collaborating on many research initiatives to apply ML/DL techniques for retail applications.  

Required:

  • Experience in Python including libraries such as NumPy, TensorFlow, and SciKit
  • Experience across a wide variety of deep learning techniques such as supervised learning, one-shot learning, reinforcement learning, synthetic gradients, and GANs
  • Experience applying CNNs to various types of datasets
  • Desire to work with intelligent, ambitious, and humble individuals in a fast-paced, invention-driven, start-up environment
  • Experience training CNNs

Preferred:

  • Background in Computer Vision
  • Experience with CUDA
  • Basic understanding of wireless systems

Wireless Communication Systems Engineer (4+ years wireless system design experience preferred)

This position will work directly with the CTO and an interdisciplinary team consisting of digital hardware, RF hardware, FPGA, and embedded software engineers to develop and deploy the next generation of RFID systems. The right person for this position must be able to develop wireless communication system simulations and guide translating them into hardware and software.

Required:

  • Expertise in Wireless Systems including digital signal processing, communication algorithm development (Layer 1, Layer 2; PHY/MAC)
  • Ability to develop link and system level simulations (Matlab, C/C++, Python)
  • At least basic understanding of RF systems
  • Ability to translate wireless and signal processing algorithms to working prototypes in collaboration with the implementation team
  • Desire to work with intelligent, ambitious, and humble individuals in a fast-paced, invention-driven, start-up environment
  • Eagerness to be a part of building a world-class engineering team with a positive, collaborative culture
  • MSEE, PhD, or equivalent work experience

Preferred:

  • Broad understanding of interference management techniques, MIMO beamforming, radio resource management, scheduling algorithms, channel access mechanisms, etc.
  • Working knowledge of wireless propagation modeling and simulation
  • Intermediate knowledge/experience in at least one of the technologies: 802.11, 3GPP, EPCGen2, Bluetooth
  • Proven leadership ability

Real-time, Embedded Software Engineer

We are looking for an energetic engineer interested in developing real-time embedded systems working with a small team of diverse engineering disciplines. This position is primarily a software engineering role focused on both design and implementation, but also part of a small team to specify and build custom hardware. An ideal candidate will be a top-notch software engineer with experience or an academic background in wireless communication systems, networking, computer architecture, and hardware devices.

The initial product will be a networked cluster of embedded systems providing compute resources, wireless communication, video capture, and wired networking implemented on a custom hardware platform. This position will be initially focused on participating as part of a team in the requirements specification for the hardware platform and grow into a position primarily focused on the design and implementation of the software for a real-time, embedded system. This will require close collaboration with systems engineering, hardware engineering, and software engineering.

Required:

  • MS, Engineering degree preferred, BS Engineering degree acceptable
  • 3-5 years of experience developing real-time, embedded systems
  • Strong understanding of real-time operating systems
  • Strong understanding of computer architecture
  • Strong understanding of networking
  • Strong understanding of wireless communication systems
  • Experience integrating with hardware devices
  • Strong understanding and experience with Modern C++ (and C)
  • Confidence with at least one scripting language (Python preferred)

Wireless Communication Systems Research Engineer (4+ years of experience in wireless system design preferred)

This position will work directly with the CEO and CTO in developing and proving advanced algorithms to support the next generation (and subsequent generations) RFID and RF sensor systems. The right person for this job has a strong academic and theoretical background in wireless communication systems.

Required:

  • Ability to develop and simulate advanced signal processing techniques (in Matlab
  • and/or C/C++)
  • Strong practical and theoretical understanding of Wireless System design
  • including digital signal processing, communication algorithm development (Layer 1, Layer 2 ; PHY/MAC)
  • Solid knowledge/experience in at least one of the technologies: 802.11, 3GPP, EPC GEN2, Bluetooth
  • Strong understanding of RF propagation and multipath effects, and techniques to mitigate these effects
  • Desire to work with intelligent, ambitious, and humble individuals in a fast-paced, invention-driven, start-up environment
  • Eagerness to build a world-class engineering team and positive, collaborative culture
  • MSEE required, PhD strongly preferred

Preferred:

  • Working experience with propagation modeling tools
  • Experience with advanced signal processing like adaptive equalization, turbo/LDPC codes, MIMO, etc.
  • Proven leadership ability

Hardware/Firmware Engineer (6+ years of hands on experience preferred)

This role is responsible for implementing communication systems algorithms in FPGA firmware and working closely with systems engineering, digital hardware, and embedded software teams. The right person for this job will have implemented communications systems on FPGA before and is able to build signal processing blocks, not just connect predefined blocks together.

Required:

  • Experience working with Altera and Xilinx processors and toolsets
  • Firmware development experience particularly for RFID or other wireless systems (EPC GEN2, 802.11, cellular, etc)
  • Broad understanding of wireless communications systems and signal processing
  • Hands-on experience in integrating and testing FPGA implementations within a
  • larger hardware platform
  • Experience developing test frameworks and matching test vectors with simulation
  • Desire to work with intelligent, ambitious, and humble individuals in a fast-paced, invention-driven, start-up environment
  • Eagerness to build a world-class engineering team and positive, collaborative culture

Preferred:

  • Strong understanding of wireless communications systems and signal processing
  • Experience migrating FPGA design to ASIC
  • MSEE, PhD, or equivalent work experience
  • Proven leadership ability

RF Engineer (5+ years of RF design experience preferred)

This role is responsible for designing board-level RF systems using a mix of RFICs and discrete components. The right person for this position will have experience in RF board design, supporting layout, board-level test, and transition to production.

Required:

  • Experience working in building RF systems from a combination of discrete and integrated components
  • Experience taking design from concept through production
  • Working experience with tools such as Microwave Office, ADS, Pads, and HFSS
  • Experience with PCB design and debug
  • Strong background in cascade analysis
  • Experience interfacing with systems engineering, digital design, layout, production, QA, and test teams
  • Desire to work with intelligent, ambitious, and humble individuals in a fast-paced, invention-driven, start-up environment

Preferred:

  • UHF RFID experience
  • System-level knowledge including ability to develop and analyze link budgets
  • Experience with phased arrays and/or MIMO
  • Intermediate knowledge/experience in at least one of the technologies: 802.11, 3GPP, EPCGen2, Bluetooth

Digital Board Designer (5+ years of experience preferred)

This position is responsible for the design and test of embedded digital systems with advanced processors including FPGAs, DSPs, GPPs, and GPUs. The right person for this job will have experience designing, supporting layout, testing, and transitioning digital board designs to production.

Required:

  • Experience going from prototype to production
  • Experience integrating ADCs, FPGAs, DSPs, GPPs, and GPUs into board
  • Working experience with digital design tools (e.g. Orcad)
  • Knowledge of power supply design
  • Experience with high speed memory interfaces
  • Design for test and manufacturability
  • Experience interfacing with systems engineering, digital design, layout, production, QA, and test teams
  • Desire to work with intelligent, ambitious, and humble individuals in a fast-paced, invention-driven, start-up environment

Preferred:

  • Deep familiarity with layout and layout tools (e.g. Pads)
  • Some RF design familiarity
  • Experience with FPGA design
  • Familiarity with Intel Architecture
  • Specific experience with GPUs

 

Operations & Product Intern

In this role, you will have the opportunity to work directly with the COO & VP of User Experience to ensure that business operations and product development are well-positioned to scale. We’re looking for ambitious, fun, positive and motivated individuals who like to learn by getting their hands dirty. You’ll have the autonomy to work on projects independently, but must also be able to contribute positively to teams. We work hard, have a great time doing it, and definitely don’t take ourselves too seriously.

Responsibilities:

  • Detailed market analysis on the state of RFID and computer vision solutions in retail and beyond
  • Detailed analysis of SKIP’s current and future competitors
  • Due diligence preparation for the investment community (VCs & Angels)
  • Project management for build out of SKIP’s NYC showroom
  • Contribution to the product development process with a particular focus on the importance of User Experience

Required:

  • Positive attitude and inquisitive mind
  • Passion for retail and technology businesses
  • Eagerness to learn and do whatever it takes to advance our business
  • Ability to work flexibly with different personalities and skill-sets

Preferred:

  • Enrolled in a top-tier university or business school
  • Retail or consumer brand experience
  • Tech experience

Wireless Communication Systems Engineer Intern

In this role, you will have the opportunity to work directly with the CEO, CTO, and an interdisciplinary engineering team to develop and deploy the next generation of RFID-based indoor location systems.  We are looking for an ambitious, fun, positive, and motivated individual who likes to learn by getting their hands dirty  and wants to make an impact.  The right person for this position must have a strong academic background in wireless communication systems.  

Responsibilities:

  • Performance analysis of various location algorithms in real-world environments
  • Modification of existing simulations to reconcile performance differences between measured results and simulation
  • Contribute to the development of enhanced location algorithms and see them implemented

Required:

  • Desire to work with intelligent, ambitious, and humble individuals in a fast-paced, invention-driven, start-up environment
  • Eagerness to be a part of building a world-class engineering team with a positive, collaborative culture
  • Strong academic background in Wireless Systems including digital signal processing, communication algorithm development (Layer 1, Layer 2; PHY/MAC)
  • Ability to develop link and system level simulations (Matlab, C/C++, Python)
  • MSEE or PhD candidate

Preferred:

  • At least basic academic understanding of RF systems
  • Broad understanding of interference management techniques, MIMO beamforming, radio resource management, scheduling algorithms, channel access mechanisms, etc.
  • Working knowledge of wireless propagation modeling and simulation
  • Intermediate knowledge/experience in at least one of the technologies: 802.11, 3GPP, EPCGen2, Bluetooth

Industrial Designer

In this role, you will work remotely and in-person with SKA’s design team, clients, account managers and an interdisciplinary engineering team to Brainstorm and design 3D products that are beautiful, intuitive, and comfortable to use. We are looking for ambitious, fun, positive, and motivated individuals who like to learn by getting their hands dirty and wants to make an impact. You must include a design portfolio if applying for this position.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in product brainstorming sessions
  • Sketch conceptual designs
  • Build designs in CAD
  • Fabricate “looks-like” models of products
  • Coordinate with engineer(s) to ensure that your designs are technically feasible and help them to capture your vision in their implementation.
  • Coordinate with product manager(s) to estimate how many hours tasks will take before attempting them.

Required:

  • Desire to work with intelligent, ambitious, and humble individuals in a fast-paced, invention-driven, start-up environment
  • Eagerness to be a part of building a world-class product development team with a positive, collaborative culture
  • Industrial Design Experience (at least 2-3 projects in portfolio)
  • Ability to quickly think of and sketch up new concepts
  • Good aesthetic sense

Preferred:

  • Ability to perform user studies
  • Proficiency with CAD
  • Knowledge in multiple fabrications techniques- such as molding, milling, 3D printing, sanding, painting, filing, etc.
  • Digital design ability

Digital Designer

In this role, you will work remotely and in-person with SKA’s design team, clients, account managers and an interdisciplinary engineering team to Brainstorm and design software user interfaces that are beautiful, intuitive, and fun to use. You must include a design portfolio if applying for this position.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in user interface brainstorming sessions
  • Wireframe user interface concepts
  • Build “looks-like” proofs of User Interface designs using image manipulation software
  • Identify fonts and colors which convey a message appropriate to the interface being designed.
  • Coordinate with engineer(s) to ensure that your designs are technically feasible and help them to capture your vision in their implementation.
  • Coordinate with product manager(s) to estimate how many hours tasks will take before attempting them.

Required:

  • Ability to work well with teams.
  • Eagerness to contribute to real world products
  • Digital Design Experience (at least 2-3 projects in portfolio)
  • Ability to quickly think of and sketch up new concepts
  • Good aesthetic sense
  • Adobe Illustrator proficiency

Preferred:

  • Google Drive Proficiency
  • CSS ability
  • Adobe Photoshop proficiency
  • Graphic design ability
  • 3D Industrial Design ability

Copywriter / Copywriting Intern

In this role, you will work closely SKA’s design team, clients, consultants, account managers, and owner to aid in generating content for SKA’s website, user interface products, product manuals and documentation, press releases, articles, and social media accounts. You must include at least one writing sample if applying to be a copywriter or copywriting intern.

Responsibilities:

  • Generate content as required
  • Discuss and understand content requirements with/ from a wide range of individuals.
  • Edit and improve existing content.
  • Manage Web and social media content

Required:

  • Ability to work well with teams.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Google Drive proficiency
  • Good command of the English language
  • Ability to tailor writing to a wide array of audiences
  • Interest in technology/ technical writing
  • Ability to handle constructive criticism

Preferred:

  • 1-5 years technical writing experience
  • Publication editing experience
  • Basic graphic manipulation
  • Ability to edit Squarespace websites
  • Social Media proficiency
  • Extroverted nature and willingness to interface with clients

Mechatronics Intern

In this role, you will work remotely and in-person with SKA’s mechatronic design and engineering team to complete various research and development tasks for internal and client projects. We are looking for ambitious, fun, positive, and motivated individuals who like to learn by getting their hands dirty and want to make an impact. The ideal candidate for this position will include a video of something they have built.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in engineering brainstorming/problem solving sessions
  • Sketch electrical schematics and/or mechanical designs.
  • Perform basic assembly and fabrication tasks.
  • Coordinate with designers to ensure your designs are user friendly and communicate appropriate brand-image.
  • Coordinate with product manager(s) to estimate how many hours tasks will take before attempting them.
  • Specify mechanisms and components on the basis of cost and performance.

Required:

  • Self-starter who works well with small teams
  • Eagerness to be a part of building a world-class product development team with a positive, collaborative culture
  • Electrical and/or mechanical engineering ability
  • Knowledge in multiple fabrications techniques- such as molding, milling, lathe work, 3D printing, Laser Cutting, Dremel, woodworking, etc.
  • Strong interest in new product development.
  • Desire to learn

Preferred:

  • Proficiency with CAD
  • Ability to do circuit board layout
  • Soldering Ability
  • Materials Knowledge
  • DFM/DFA knowledge / interest
  • Embedded programming ability such as Arduino, Atmel Studio, Assembly, etc.