RF COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS ENGINEER

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MAKING HUMANITY MULTIPLANETARY.

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.

RF COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS ENGINEER

The Avionics RF team is responsible for communication systems and RF sensors on our spacecraft and launch vehicles. This team is responsible for designing systems and architectures that enable new vehicle capabilities, and take the necessary components and products from concept to flight. Join our mission to take humans back to the lunar surface, ultimately enabling us to establish permanent communities on the Moon, Mars, and beyond.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Analyze spacecraft communication system performance – including link budget analysis, co-site interference, multiple access, etc
  • Script and software development for recurring system analysis
  • Conduct or participate in customer and/or program technical review or flight readiness presentations
  • Ensure compliance through analysis, test, and operations with spectrum licensing and regulations

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or computer science
  • 2+ years of RF communications system experience

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree in electrical engineering with focus on digital signal processing, or communication systems, or RF design
  • Experience with link budget analysis, power flux density, dilution of precision, doppler, etc
  • Experience with Python or Matlab or C programming for data analysis
  • Experience with digital communication theory and testing, Bit Error Rate, EVM and System Noise Figure
  • Experience using STK or other spacecraft simulation software
  • Knowledge of digital communication systems including spread spectrum, forward error correction, and modulation types such as FSK, BPSK, QPSK, QAM, and PCM/FM
  • Experience managing multidisciplinary technical projects
    Excellent communication and documentation skills, and ability to collaborate with other engineering disciplines

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Willing to work extended hours and weekends as needed to support critical milestones
  • Ability to pass Air Force background check for Cape Canaveral
  • Ability to acquire TS or TS/SCI clearance if required in future

Tagged as: STK, EVM, qpsk, bit error rate, system noise figure, FSK, bpsk, QAM

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