Lynk’s business is to provide everywhere connectivity directly to the existing 5.2 billion mobile phone users on the planet, and to billions more who will now have a compelling reason to buy a mobile phone.
As a Junior Electrical Engineer at Lynk, you will wear many hats in the world of electronics and RF hardware and software. You will participate in the analysis, design, implementation, optimization and enhancement of our nanosatellite bus and communications payload. Working with a Senior Electrical Engineer, you will design and assemble circuit boards and participate in the iterative design and test of our nanosatellite bus and payload hardware/electronics and software. While playing with all this hardware on a bench, you’ll probably need to pick up a soldering gun, assemble circuits on a breadboard, use an oscilloscope and a spectrum analyzer, and configure an RF channel simulator.
If you enjoy the challenge of wearing many hats and have a track record of creative thinking to solve unconventional problems, then we look forward to meeting you!
Because Lynk is a small company, the Junior Electrical Engineer will straddle engineering work in the domains of electrical, RF, and software engineering and will design primarily at the schematic and layout level.
- Support design of spacecraft bus and payload hardware (including single-board computers, FPGAs, SoCs, processors, sensors, SDRs, LNAs, filters, amplifiers, etc.) and software
- Design circuit board schematics, select circuit components, utilize development boards and/or breadboards to prove out circuit designs, develop circuit board layout, assemble circuit boards, test circuit boards to prove they work as desired, and debug as required.
- Develop firmware and test software for your circuit boards.
- Generate production-level tests for circuit boards designed.
- Create and maintain technical documentation for spacecraft bus and payload design and development.
- Participate in design reviews.
- Perform and document failure analyses on problem areas and results of testing.
- Assist mechanical engineers in the mechanical integration of designed components into spacecraft bus and payload.
- Support spacecraft payload integration, testing, and delivery to launch and/or spacecraft bus partners/vendors.
- A Bachelor’s degree (or better) in Electrical Engineering.
- 2+ years of experience in circuit board development, preferably using Altium.
- Hands-on experience with single-board computers, microcontrollers, FPGAs, GPUs, CPUs, SoCs, software-defined radios, and/or antennas.
- Ability to generate schematics and read and understand datasheets for integrated circuits.
- Working knowledge of electronic components and test equipment.
- Experience using Linux based systems.
- Recent participation in projects developing space payload hardware and software (preferably communications systems).
- Programming Proficiency in one or more programming languages is highly desired (e.g. C++, C, Python, MATLAB, etc.)
- Hands-on experience programming microcontrollers and with integrating hardware and software systems is desired.
- Familiarity with FPGA programming (VHDL or Verilog) and Altera or Xilinx FPGAs is desired.
- Must be good with computers. Fluent in Linux, Windows, and Mac OSX; Very capable with Microsoft Office (Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Word).
- Must have good communication skills and be able to work independently as well as in a team environment.