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Senior FPGA Engineer

Astranis, San Francisco, CA

Building the future of telecommunications satellites.

Duration: Full-Time


U.S. Citizenship, Lawful Permanent Residency, or Refugee/Asylee Status Required
(To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the United States, or other protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3))
 
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. 
 
Come work with incredibly smart people who have flown things in space before. No prior space experience needed, you just need to enjoy getting your hands dirty with real hardware and be okay with struggling to do things that seem impossibly hard.
 
We’re a well-funded team of over 100 world-class engineers that move fast. We raised our Series B ($90M) from Andreessen Horowitz and Venrock, launched our first satellite in 2018, secured our first major customer deal in 2019, and we’ll triple the satellite internet capacity of Alaska in 2021. 
 
Our mission and our products are meant to connect the world and everyone in it, regardless of gender, race, creed, or any other distinction. We believe in a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we encourage all people to join our team and bring their unique perspective to help make us stronger.

Role

  • Lead a rapid prototype team to architect design, develop, and test RTL based digital communication system solutions for Astranis' Software-Defined Radio system.
  • Work with the system, hardware, and software groups to define, architect, develop, verify, and release RTL based DSP IP logic blocks.
  • Architect, Design, develop, integrate, and debug IP blocks using a mixture of software and hardware languages.
  • Simulation and hardware validation of large design, including lab, debug, and internal user support.
  • Deploy and maintain acceleration solutions to meet significant reliability and service level requirements.

Requirements

  • US Citizenship or Green Card (This is a legal requirement; no exceptions)
  • Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, or equivalent technical degree
  • Demonstrated experience in ASIC / FPGA life cycle (architecture, design, simulation, verification, validation, integration & test)
  • Strong proficiency with Verilog (preferably SystemVerilog) for both synthesis and verification
  • Hardware debug experience, including familiarity with tools such as the oscilloscope, logic analyzer, protocol analyzer (SPI, CAN, Ethernet or similar)
  • Demonstrated experience in digital communications (spread spectrum modulation, synchronization, fading, doppler, multiple access, channel capacity, and beamforming with mitigation strategies)
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of digital design fundamentals.
  • Strong competence of FPGA tooling including synthesis, building, timing analysis and simulation.
  • Strong communication skills including the ability to author technical specifications, and procedures.
  • Don't meet them all? Not a problem. Please apply even if you do not meet all these criteria.

Bonus

  • Knowledge of space-grade/qualified FPGAs and ASICs.
  • Knowledge of Circuit Card Assembly (CCA) design and development processes.
  • Start-up experience. Demonstrate ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

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.