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Intern - Communications/DSP Engineer [Fall 19, Spring 20]

Astranis, San Francisco, CA

Building the future of telecommunications satellites.


US CITIZENSHIP OR GREEN CARD REQUIRED
(Note: this is due to US export regulations. Sorry, we are unable to make exceptions.)

Four billion people do not have access to the internet. Astranis is going to change that. We are building the next generation of smaller, lower-cost telecommunications satellites to bring the world online. And to pull it off we have to reinvent microwave radio systems in space using SDRs.

Work with incredibly smart people who have flown things in space before. We are a well-funded team that moves fast. No prior space experience needed, you just need to enjoy getting your hands dirty with real hardware and be ok with struggling to do things that seem impossibly hard.

Our mission and our products are meant to connect the whole world and everyone in it, regardless of race, creed, or any other distinction. We believe in a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we encourage all people to come join our team and bring their unique perspective to help make us stronger.

Role

  • Work with a small team of signal processing/communications engineers to develop and implement various radio functions (filtering, gain control, frequency tracking, digital upconversion/downconversion, linearization, timing and phase recovery, equalization, FEC, symbol mapping/demapping, framing, etc )
  • Work closely with FPGA developers to implement, test and debug all radio functions on real hardware

Requirements

  • Strong fundamentals in "signals and systems" (basic transforms, aliasing, analysis in both continuous and discrete domains, interpolation, decimation, etc)
  • Experience with digital communication theory and application (modulation, coding)
  • Experience with testing and debugging radio hardware (signal generator, signal analyzer, network analyzer, oscilloscope)
  • Strong RF fundamentals (amplifiers, antennas, analog filters, channel effects, distortions, etc)
  • Strong software/firmware fundamentals (experience writing firmware for DSP/MCU/FPGA, scripting, simulation, etc)
  • A passion for hardware development, including working in a fast-paced environment and hands-on design and development
  • US Citizenship or Green Card

Bonus

  • Experience with software defined radios
  • Experience with Python
  • Experience with GNU Radio
  • Experience with FPGA development (and/or embedded C)
  • Experience with test planning, automation and execution

About Astranis

We are taking on one of humanity's most important challenges.

Four billion people do not have access to the internet. Astranis is going to change that.
We are building the next generation of smaller, lower-cost telecommunications satellites to bring the world online.

Join us and work with top engineers who have flown things in space before.
We are a well-funded team that moves fast.

Astranis

Want to learn more about Astranis? Visit Astranis's website.