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Communication Systems Test Engineer
Posted on 9/21/2022
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • B.S. or M.S. in electrical engineering or equivalent technical degree
  • A passion for hardware development, including working in a fast-paced environment and hands-on design and development
  • Comfort with ambiguity and turning high-level requirements into clear design/test objectives
  • Experience with debugging complex hardware systems
  • Experience automating tests, test equipment, or similar instrumentation
  • Hands-on experience using RF test equipment (Network Analyzers, Spectrum Analyzers, Power Meters, Signal Generators)
  • Don't meet them all? Not a problem. Please apply even if you do not meet all these criteria
  • Collaborate across multiple teams including RF, analog hardware, digital hardware, software, and mechanical to coordinate system level validation plans
  • Design testbed and supporting test equipment to meet testing requirements, including remote and automated operation, for all phases of the program and payload configurations
  • Interpret and trend test results, debug issues, and perform root cause analysis
  • Integrate end-to-end RF communication system for system level design verification and work with design teams to debug and resolve issues
  • Deep-dive into subsystem designs to document expected performance, evaluate test results, debug test issues, and provide feedback to design teams
  • Lead definition of factory test plans, collaborating with the communication systems team
  • Meet with suppliers to select lab test hardware
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience operating payloads In-Orbit
  • Experience writing a scripting language (Python preferred)
  • Understanding and experience in environmental testing such as vibration, shock, thermal, burn-in, and TVAC
  • Experience with wireless system design and/or systems integration. RF Systems analysis and link budget development
  • Experience with In-Orbit Testing (IOT) of communications payloads

51-200 employees

Next generation internet satellites
Company mission
Astranis' mission is to help get online the 4 billion people who are without internet access.
  • An equity stake in the company.
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance.
  • Unlimited vacation days.
  • Healthy, delicious, free lunch catered in every day.
  • Complementary OneMedical membership.
  • Great office chairs, stand-up desks, and a machine shop.
  • Reimbursement to spend on commuting from outside SF
  • Generous, fully-paid parental leave.
Company Values
  • Master Your Craft - We take pride in our work and go the extra mile.
  • Step Up - We are unapologetically ambitious and take on great responsibility.
  • Assume Good - We assume the best of intentions and communicate with kindness and candor.
  • Stay Curious - We seek out new knowledge and are happy to teach others what we know.
  • Space is Hard - We are resilient in the face of adversity and get help when needed.
  • Take the Time - We level up not just at work but beyond — mind, body, spirit, family, community.