Full-Time

RF Engineer

VAST

VAST

51-200 employees

Designs, manufactures, and operates space stations.

Hardware

Junior, Mid

Long Beach, CA, USA

Required Skills
Altium
Python
MATLAB
Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering or related engineering discipline
  • 2+ years of experience in an RF engineering role
  • Experience with RF test equipment such as Spectrum Analyzers, VNAs, Power Meters, Signal Generators, etc.
  • Familiarity with RF communication system design & analysis
  • Ms or in ECE, EE, Physics, or related stem discipline
  • Mission oriented mindset with a strong desire for team success
  • Comfortable communicating deeply technical topics to a wide variety of audiences
  • Experience in software development: Matlab, Python, C/C++, or other programming languages
  • Experience with EDA software such as Altium Designer, KiCad, Eagle, PADS, etc
  • Experience conducting environmental test for avionics (shock, random vibration, thermal cycling, TVAC, EMI/EMC)
  • Knowledge of ionizing radiation and in space effects for electronics
  • Experience with serial communication protocols such as CAN, SPI, and I2C, RS-422/485
  • Understanding of RF modulation and media access control schemes such as BPSK, SOQPSK, GMSK, APSK, TDMA, FDMA, etc
  • Experience with ethernet, UDP, TCP, IP sockets and related networking protocols
  • Familiar with RF circuit and 3D EM simulation tools such as ADS, Microwave Office, CST, HFSS, etc
  • Ability to thrive at an early-stage startup where you will have the opportunity to help define the way engineering is carried out while doing your own development work
Responsibilities
  • Own the development of RF hardware products for crewed spacecraft.
  • Develop component, subsystem, and flight article level test procedures used to guarantee the RF comm systems operate with high reliability on orbit.
  • Create requirements and specifications for RF subsystems.
  • Carry out RF system design and analysis.
  • Generate excellent documentation and effectively communicate technical information to team members with diverse backgrounds.
  • Contribute to a culture of extreme ownership by looking beyond the immediate performance of your RF subsystem and understanding its broad impact on other systems, teams, and company objectives.

Vast is a forward-thinking company that is not only constructing a space station but also fostering a culture of passion and inclusivity, with a focus on enhancing human productivity in space. Their competitive edge lies in their extensive facilities in Long Beach and Hawthorne, CA, where they design, manufacture, and operate their projects, showcasing their technical prowess and industry leadership. The company's commitment to hiring top talent and their ambitious vision of expanding humanity across the solar system make it an exciting and rewarding place to work.

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

N/A

Headquarters

Long Beach, California

Founded

2021

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

7%

1 year growth

43%

2 year growth

543%
INACTIVE