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Senior RF Engineer

Astranis, San Francisco, CA

Building the future of telecommunications satellites.


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

  • Architect the RF front ends of high bandwidth, millimeter-wave satellite payloads
  • Design, simulate, implement, and measure passive/active RF sub-systems at microwave frequencies, including; SSPAs, LNAs, power amplifiers, up/down converters, oscillators, antennas, etc.
  • Integrate these systems into the spacecraft by working closely with the rest of the team
  • Specify, procure, and integrate third party vendor hardware
  • Mentor junior engineers and develop/improve internal engineering practices

Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience in RF design (graduate school included)
  • Deep knowledge of RF systems, radio architectures, and basic RF concepts (transmission lines, digital communications, active circuits, etc)
  • Hands on experience with RF PCB design, layout, and simulation using industry standard software (Altium, ADS, HFSS, etc)
  • Passion for designing, building, and testing RF hardware for microwave frequencies in a fast-paced environment
  • Don't meet them all? Not a problem. Please apply even if you do not meet all these criteria.

Bonus

  • MS or PhD in electrical engineering, physics, applied physics, or equivalent
  • Experience with RF payloads for communications satellites
  • Experience implementing SSPA-based phased arrays
  • Experience with designing high reliability electronics for harsh environments such as space or automotive
  • Experience with Software Defined Radios and associated skillset

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.