RF ENGINEER (STARLINK SPECIAL PROGRAMS)

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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 ENGINEER (STARLINK SPECIAL PROGRAMS)

Starlink, SpaceX’s global satellite communications system, is revolutionizing connectivity as we know it. It provides high throughput, low-latency, path-diverse communications for many users. Some of our customers support individuals in dire need around the world – we are looking to add a motivated RF engineer to design, test, and implement cutting-edge solutions to ensure these needs are met.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Figure out the right problem to solve. Should we write software? Build hardware? Test? Simulate?
  • Design and run RF tests from initial product development to full scale production.
  • Collaborate with internal and external engineers to integrate a wide range of systems with Starlink.
  • Automate testing and data analysis with software (Python) to accelerate testing cadence.
  • Identify root cause of test failures to uncover ways to increase product performance, reliability, and factory yield.
  • Support RF-related production line operations and equipment.
  • Develop in-house certification equipment, tools, and processes.
  • Develop methods to evaluate the field performance of Starlink products that inform factory improvements.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering, physics, or computer science discipline.
  • Experience with RF test equipment, RF measurements, or RF circuit design (professional, internship, or extracurricular experience is applicable).
  • Software development experience.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Solid understanding of RF fundamental engineering principals.
  • Experience designing or testing phased array antennas.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, communicate effectively, and work both independently and within a team.
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts, problems, and solutions clearly and effectively to all levels within the organization.
  • Knowledge of digital communication systems, spread spectrum, single and multi-carrier techniques and modulation types such as QPSK, APSK and QAM.
  • Experience with radio related test equipment such as spectrum analyzers, vector signal analyzers, vector signal generator, network analyzers.
  • Experience testing and troubleshooting WiFi routers, modems.
  • Experience characterizing radio performance.
  • Experience testing products to meet FCC, IEC, ETSI, EU and international standards.
  • Programming experience (e.g. Python, C/C++).

ITAR REQUIREMENTS:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

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