Antenna Engineer
Posted on 1/24/2023
West Athens, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Design
  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline with emphasis in electromagnetic theory and/or microwave circuits
  • 2+ years of professional or project experience designing, building, or testing antennas
  • Master's degree in electrical engineering (electromagnetics or circuits)
  • Hands on experience with test equipment such as spectrum analyzer, signal generator, network analyzer, power meters, and RF passive components
  • Experience with Near-field or Far-field chamber design and operation
  • Proficiency with electrical schematic capture software (Altium, Orcad or similar)
  • Experience with electromagnetics simulation tools such as HFSS, CST, Savant, or similar - including tradeoffs of FEM, MoM, FDTD, and PO methods
  • Experience with Python, MATLAB, or C/C++ programming for data analysis or test equipment interfacing
  • Basic CAD skills for prototype designs and working directly with mechanical engineers
  • Experience with phased array calibration and testing
  • Must be able to navigate the smith chart and experience with transmission line theory, impedance matching, filters, and S-parameters
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills, and ability to collaborate with other engineering disciplines
  • Extended hours and weekend work may be required to support critical project and mission milestones
  • 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. Learn more about the ITAR here
  • Design and test RF antenna hardware for communications and sensors/instruments - in VHF through Ka-band - from concept to production
  • Create EM simulation models of hardware (antennas, filters, PCB layout) to design or evaluate performance
  • Analyze wireless systems (antenna isolation, patterns with large structures, propagation effects, etc.)

10,001+ employees

Designs, manufactures, & launches rockets and spacecrafts
Company Overview
SpaceX's mission is to make humanity multiplanetary. The company is working on a next generation of fully reusable launch vehicles that will be the most powerful ever built, capable of carrying humans to Mars and other destinations in the solar system.
  • Benefits and Perks - Our employees’ well-being is important to us and essential to our capacity to do extraordinary things. We offer a wide variety of programs to support the health, wellness, and financial security of our employees and their families.
Company Core Values
  • Make History - SpaceX has gained worldwide attention for a series of historic milestones. It is the only private company capable of returning a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit, and in 2012 our Dragon spacecraft became the first commercial spacecraft to deliver cargo to and from the International Space Station. And in 2020, SpaceX became the first private company to take humans there as well.
  • Reusability - SpaceX believes a fully and rapidly reusable rocket is the pivotal breakthrough needed to substantially reduce the cost of space access. The majority of the launch cost comes from building the rocket, which historically has flown only once.
  • Landing - SpaceX’s family of Falcon launch vehicles are the first and only orbital class rockets capable of reflight. Depending on the performance required for the mission, Falcon lands on one of our autonomous spaceport droneships out on the ocean or one of our landing zones near our launch pads.