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FPGA 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

  • Design RTL for high data rate, software defined radios
  • Work with multiple FPGAs and toolchains
  • Interface FPGAs with high speed data converters, memories, MCUs
  • Design, implement and test radiation mitigation schemes on FPGA
  • Collaborate closely with DSP/radio algorithm designer
  • Collaborate closely with embedded firmware and software engineers

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
  • A passion for hardware development, including working in a fast-paced environment and hands-on design and development
  • Experience in designing, implementing, and testing high throughput systems implemented on FPGAs
  • Strong proficiency with Verilog (preferably SystemVerilog) for both synthesis and verification
  • Experience with modern communication systems (RF, IF/IQ, time/freq domains, modulation)

Bonus

  • MS or PhD in computer engineering or equivalent
  • Considerable expertise in at least 1 domain beyond just the logic design. This could be DSP/radio design, software, hi-rel design (e.g. fault analysis & recover), etc.
  • Experience with Xilinx FPGAs
  • Experience with Vivado IDE, TCL
  • Familiarity with system level estimates and implications of power, thermal, and real estate
  • Experience with high speed data converters (ADCs, DACs, JESD204B)
  • Experience with circuit level debugging
  • Experience with digital communication theory and implementation, such as LDPC implementations
  • Experience with space-based systems


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

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